This was the one place that we chose on our safari - it was to be our special stop during the trip. I must say the tents are absolutely phenomenal, as is the food. It was a beautiful place to stay and be at peace in nature. We didn't necessarily see much that we didn't see in the other parks but it was a different experience, especially with wildlife "passing through" the tented areas. We woke up at night to something scratching at our tent - a cool experience.
On the flipside, we did not appreciate the temporary manager, Frank, and he had quite a bad attitude. I understand he was only there for a short period of time to fill a gap so it's not likely to be a problem for anyone visiting in the future. Upper management also took steps to rectify the situation for which they should also be applauded.
Overall it didn't live up to our expectations but it is a VERY nice property and is likely to be enjoyed by all, especially new permanent managers on site.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Privacy and exclusivity make this comfortable tented camp an ideal safari destination. Offering professionally guided walks, game viewing on horseback, night game drives, safaris to Tarangire, Ngorongoro and Manyara and visits to the local Maasai community, Manyara Ranch Conservancy offers a glimpse at conservation programs in action. Every visit puts substantial sums of money into conserving this critical wildlife migration corridor. ... more less