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 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

  • We had a fantastic trip. Your excellent organisation, your guide - Max, was exemplary in every way, were major contributors to this. Many thanks for making ours, a trip of a lifetime.

    Richard Goldberg

    United Kingdom, Jun 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

  • A very exciting adventure

    Andrew Bird

    United Kingdom, Jan 2014

  • Thank you so much for the amazing safari! This was a great safari and I can't wait to give you a full brief and photos!

    Genevieve Champagne

    Canada,

  • 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

  • I would like to thank you for this wonderful safari we participated to. Everything was perfect! We are very happy and we made all our dreams come true. Abbas was an amazing guide. Thank you very much!

    Maria Malkova

    France, Dec 2013