PACK FOR A PURPOSE – GIVING A HELPING HAND
We are proud members of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travelers like you to make a lasting impact in the community near your travel destination. If you save just a few kilos of space in your suitcase and bring supplies for area schools or medical clinics in need, you’ll make a priceless impact in the lives of our local children and families.
- Manyara Ranch Primary School, originally located at the center of the ranch, was relocated to safer and new facilities at the boundary of the ranch. African Wildlife Foundation, supported by the Annenberg Foundation, undertook construction of the new school. The new school has modern facilities and a greatly enhanced capacity. It is one of the best schools in the area. Guests are encouraged to visit and support the school.
- Manyara Ranch is situated within the Kwakuchinja Wildlife Migration Corridor, protection of which is a key objective. Wildlife accesses Tarangire and Manyara National Parks and other nearby wildlife areas through this migration corridor.
- Anti Poaching operations are coordinated by Honeyguide Foundation, which patrols the ranch with armed rangers, micro-light flights and trained sniffer-dogs to seek out poachers. An important informer network that rewards informants is also in place.
- Ongoing Research projects include Elephant, Lion and Wildebeest collaring to track movement and range of these animals. Giraffe and other animal counts take place regularly as do transects aimed at studying vegetation re-growth. Tarangire Lion Project assists local communities in dealing with potential lion conflicts.