A 35,000 Acre Wildlife Conservancy

Manyara Ranch Conservancy is situated within the wildlife corridor between Tarangire and Manyara National Parks in Tanzania. It offers a superb wilderness area with an excellent cultural mix for the active visitor to Tanzania.

The Conservancy provides guided game walks, night game drives in 4x4 open safari vehicles. Game viewing from hides overlooking waterholes and horse riding with big game. Bush breakfasts, bush lunches and sundowners, cultural visits to partner villages and the local school.

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A year of changes (for the better)
2013 was a year of changes for Manyara Ranch. While the Tented camp and activities continue to provide lasting memories with our guests, we have chang
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Activities Galore at the Ranch

With a plethora of activities on offer on the Conservancy, there is rarely a dull moment to be had. Better yet, you can enjoy these activities on 3

Trip Advisor
“Stunning landscape, inspirational project, fantastic staff”

I've been on safari in Tanzania several times, but I've never stayed anywhere like Manyara Ranch! It was a real treat to be warmly and genuinely welcomed by the camp staff and shown to my tent -- what luxury! The range of activities is unusual and includes many things you can't do in national parks, like walking and horseback safaris, night drives with a spotlight, and genuine non-touristy visits to Maasai communities. I only wish I didn't fall into such a deep sleep, so that I could have stayed awake listening to the elephants, wildebeest, zebra and lions calling all night long.

If the activities, setting, and food weren't enough already, the hospitality and knowledge of the camp managers/guides put this trip into a whole new category of Superb Safari. Chris and Jo are gracious hosts, knowledgeable guides just full of interesting stories, and have a real passion for their work. We saw big game on our walking safari but it was also very special to take notice of the smaller things happening on the ground that so often go unnoticed, things like dung beetle and honey badger activity, ostrich eggs, snake skins, porcupines, and the like.

What a special place. Stay for a night, stay for a week -- you won't regret it. I can't recommend this enough!

Tumbili -
Montreal, Canada
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03.10.13

We have had a super high-season this year with plenty of wildlife all around. While a trip to nearby Tarangire is always an experience to remember, many of our guests comment that they really look forward to returning to the exclusivity of Manyara Conservancy. There is nothing quite like the freedom to roam at will …

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Great value offer to enjoy spectacular game experiences in this exclusive 35,000 acre private ranch, game drives with our dedicated spotters, game walks with our qualified guides, night game drives in our open vehicles and even horseback safaris. As November is a quiet period on the Ranch we would like to encourage more guests to …

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We will be at Indaba in Durban, South Africa (11th to 14th May, 2013). Please come and meet for more information on how to book Manyara Ranch Conservancy and the exiting activities we offer.

As if the sight of an elephant wandering over the plains is not impressive enough, our guests stumbled upon two male elephants trying to prove to each other who was the strongest. Although somewhat nervous so see it up close, it was a spectacular sight and our guests sat and observed.. Loud trumpeting, lots of …

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12.07.12

After a diverse but dusty day, we usually – at the ranch – take a nice hot shower and then sit at the campfire to end the day, while soaking up the evening sounds of the African bush. It is hard to compare that special feeling when you hear the subtle crackling of the fire …

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End of May The season is coming up and it will be a busy one! We are all very excited and we are getting the camp ready as we speak: supplies are being brought in, the tents are being dusted of and we are looking forward to welcoming new guests in the ranch that now …

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May 2012 Terms such as winter and summer mean very little in a tropical country. Tanzania however, has two pronounced rain seasons: the ‘short rains’ fall around November, the ‘long rains’ are around March, April and May. This great rainy season is called ‘masika’ in Kiswahili. These rains are very welcome, but also incredibly beautiful. …

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