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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 at 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. Please click here to see what supplies are needed for our project/projects.

Pack for a Purpose

Projects we support

Manyara Ranch School

This primary boarding school was originally located at the center of Manyara Ranch where wildlife passes through on a regular basis. It was established for the children of employees on the ranch while this was in private hands. Later, while under Government management, the school opened for students from outside the ranch. The number of pupils increased considerably, putting immense pressure on its very limited infrastructure. With the support of AWF and the Annenberg Foundation, a new school was built on the outskirts of the ranch along the road between Makuyuni and Mtu wa Mbu. This has relatively modern facilities and greatly enhanced capacity. This new school is now one of the best in the area. Any help that visitors can provide is always very welcome, be this simple educational materials or even computer equipment for their computer lab.

Anti Poaching Operations

Manyara Ranch Conservancy is an wildlife corridor connecting Tarangire National Park to other wilderness areas. As in all such wildlife areas, these need to be patrolled by guards. These activities are financed by the African Wildlife Foundation and also though visitor payments. Anti poaching operations are coordinated by the Honey Guide Foundation, using vehicle and foot patrols with armed rangers, micro-light flights and teams with trained have sniffer-dogs to track poachers. All of these need financial support and equipment. Any help that guests can provide is very welcome. Please ask us about what you might bring to help with this effort.

Community Development

One of the Conservancy's main objectives is to generate income for the local communities. The intent is to secure the area as an area where wildlife may continue to flourish, an area free os cultivation and settlement. As such, the communities need to secure alternative income from the area. A large part of payments received from visitors is paid to the communities. Furthermore, guests may visit some of the settlements that make up the neighboring communities in Ol-Tukai or Esilalei. Educational material brought along on such visits make their way to the smaller local schools in these villages and is always welcomed.

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