Projects and Partners

One of the Conservancy’s main objectives is to generate income for the local communities

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Manyara Conservancy owns and operates the tented camp and all tourism activities on Manyara Ranch under a service contract with our partners. A percentage of the cost of visiting the area is paid to our partners and Tanzania’s Wildlife Department for management of the land and onward distribution to communities.

Our Partners




 African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) together with Monduli District Council are our partners. Together, they are responsible for management of the ranch, conservation projects, community relations and legal aspects related to Manyara Ranch not involving tourism. In addition to funds generated by visitors to Manyara Conservancy, donors provide some funding to AWF for the management of Manyara Ranch.



Honeyguide Foundation, under contract to the African Wildlife Foundation, provide anti-poaching services on the ranch and surrounding areas.

Monduli District Council is the owner of the land (Title Deeds were transferred to the Council from Tanzania Land Conservation Trust at the end of 2016) representing the local communities, conservation groups, National Parks, the Wildlife Department and local authorities.


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.

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.

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 has in the past assisted local communities in dealing with potential lion conflicts.


In addition to all the well deserved praise for the staff, the site and activities, we appreciated knowing about the ranch’s determined efforts to prevent poaching. Everything about the camp has been exceptional. Thank you and best wishes for the future.

Steve & Louisa Moats

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