Featured Lodge: Manyara Ranch Conservancy, Tanzania

sundowners at Manyara Ranch Conservancy
Much more than a place to sleep, Manyara Ranch Conservancy is a destination unto itself. Managed by and benefitting the non-profit African Wildlife Fund, the Conservancy lies in the Kwakuchinja wildlife migration corridor and is situated right next to Tarangire National Park in Tanzania.

Zebras and other herd animals often wander through the camp during sundowners (cocktail hour), providing plenty of entertainment as the evening begins. The Conservancy has a variety of wildlife habitats, including open savannah, acacia woodland, bush and riverine forest. As for human habitats, six exquisitely furnished tents have electric lights available at all hours, and the en suite bathroom includes flush toilet and shower with hot water on demand.

 bedroom at Manyara Ranch Conservancy

Manyara Ranch Conservancy is a pioneering project blending habitat conservation with tourism for the benefit of local communities. A percentage of guest fees directly supports the wildlife conservation and  important measures to improve lives  in the local community, such as Manyara Ranch Primary School.The first of its kind to be established in Tanzania, the Conservancy covers an area of 35,000-acres in size.

Guests have the unique opportunity to ride horseback among giraffes and zebras, go on morning safari walks, take wildlife photos from protected viewing areas near waterholes, or enjoy nighttime game drives in open vehicles on conservancy land.

giraffe at Manyara Ranch Conservancy

Elephants, lions, leopards, buffalos, and cheetahs are just some of the more than 50 species of mammals seen year-round. More than 350 species of birds also can be spotted at the Conservancy. In addition to resident wildlife, migrating herds pass through the Conservancy on their way to and from nearby Tarangire National Park.

Are you interested in visiting Manyara Ranch Conservancy or other great safari destinations in Tanzania and beyond? Contact Ujuzi today.