Ruaha National Park

Ruaha National Park

Ruaha is one of the best big game parks in Tanzania. It has remarkable scenery and provides excellent chances to see big cats. In Ruaha lions, leopards, cheetah and wild dog are the main predators but you can also see serval and caracal if you are lucky. Ruaha is home to several notable birds including the Ruaha red billed hornbill.

  • Birding & Game Viewing: Excellent
  • Best time to visit Ruaha : June - October and December to March
  • How to get there: you can drive or fly to Ruaha
  • Safari types available: Walking Safari and Game Drives

Ruaha is fairly remote and getting there takes a couple of days or a $330 each way plane ticket. This means Ruaha is not that busy and you will frequently be the only car on the landscape.

Ruaha has various different levels of accommodation available in and just outside the park. These range in price from the park bandas at around $50 a night to $800 a night luxury lodges.

We highly recommend that you combine a driving safari to Ruaha with Mikumi and Udzungwa National parks as this breaks up your journey nicely.


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  • How to get there: Drive, Fly
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  • We had a most wonderful safari--thank you! Salim and Yahaya were great. We'll be sure to suggest Wild Things to any friends who may be thinking of visiting Tanzania.

    Sheri Six

    United States of America, Sept 2013

  • I'd like to say that our entire trip was truly amazing and a great once in a lifetime excursion. Everything was very well setup and we had no problems with any of the trip. Thanks to Wild Things.

    Katye Vytal

    United States of America, Jun 2013

  • We had a really great vacation on the Southern Circuit in Tanzania and wonderfully facilitated by our driver/guide Salim who was really first class - a great representative of Wild Things.

    Steve Wallis

    Belgium, Oct 2013

  • The programme was excellent and we saw masses of game, less a leopard! So, entirely happy customers. Thank you for your efficient handling of the whole trip.

    Christopher Lee

    United Kingdom, Jan 2013

  • We had a wonderful trip. Thanks very much to you, Wild Things and to Abbas for putting together such a memorable safari for us.

    Kathryn Woof

    United Kingdom, Dec 2013

  • We had an excellent time and the trip was very well planned, the guides (and vehicles) excellent. Thank you very much for arranging it all!

    Jackie, David and Sarah

    Australia, Oct 2013

  • All the Parks visited are really wonderful, especially Ruaha and the "king" Katavi that worth absolutely the long trip (at least in our point of view). Yahaya and Salim are like two friends.

    Massimo Randi

    Austria, Jul 2013