Tanzania conservation news update – Cheetahs return to Lake Manyara


After an absence of several years from the park, with not one sighting recorded, was only recently a female cheetah with two almost grown cubs spotted inside the national park again. Last year the government of Tanzania almost doubled the size of this park, extending it around the entire shores of Lake Manyara and hence providing greater protection for animals inside the protected area, a move which seems to have paid off with the ‘return of the cheetah’.

The sighting was reported by a wildlife guide employed by &Beyond’s Lake Manyara Tree Lodge from where a source in Arusha had picked the news with the request that the ‘origin’ of the sighting be duly credited to Mr. Hassan Abdallah of &Beyond. Well spotted and do keep us posted on any future sightings, of these three and any others making their way back into the park.