This safari is ideal for those who wish to see the stunning Ruaha National Park but have no desire to spend a couple of days getting there by road. Ruaha National park is one of the best big game safari destinations in Tanzania with super prides of up to 20 lions, cheetah, wild dog and numerous, yet elusive, leopards.

Summary of Itinerary

  • DAY 1. DAR ES SALAAM TO RUAHA NATIONAL PARK STAYING AT MWAGUSI SAFARI LODGE
  • DAY 2. FULL DAY EXPLORING RUAHA NATIONAL PARK, BASED AT MWAGUSI SAFARI LODGE.
  • DAY 3. GAME DRIVE THEN FLY BACK TO DAR ES SALAAM

Highlights

Cheetah.

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Lions & Leopards

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Ruaha Big Game.

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General Info

We think that this is one of the best ‘southern circuit’ lodge safaris possible in terms of value for money.   All the accommodation is excellent and the wildlife is without compare.

Dar es Salaam, the starting point for most southern circuit safaris, is just a short drive from Dar International Airport.

We offer trips covering all Tanzania’s parks so if you would like to make any changes to customise your tour please get in touch.

START/RETURN LOCATION Dar Es Salaam
START DETAILS The day before the start of the safari , you’ll check into your hotel in Dar – we can arrange this for you, just let us know.
END DETAILS You’ll be returned to Dar to either fly home, overnight in a hotel, or transfer to Zanzibar or Northern Tanzania by plane or boat as you prefer.
WEAR Light clothing,  be comfortable.  Sensible shoes, trainers or light boots, wide brimmed hat, bring binoculars!
INCLUDED
Guides, Full board accommodation
All park fees Transportation
Water Lodge Concession  fees
NOT INCLUDED
Items of a personal nature eg alcohol
Tips

Southern Tanzania is less busy than the North and you will frequently have the feeling of remoteness,  being the only car on the beautiful landscape.

Additional information

Duration7 Days

DAY 1. DAR ES SALAAM TO RUAHA NATIONAL PARK STAYING AT MWAGUSI SAFARI LODGE

Catch the 9.00 am flight to Ruaha National Park from Dar domestic Airport, you will be met by your guide and driver and enjoy a game drive on the way to Mwagusi Safari Camp.   Settle in and enjoy lunch and relax before going on an evening game drive.  Dinner and overnight at Mwagusi.

DAY 2. FULL DAY EXPLORING RUAHA NATIONAL PARK, BASED AT MWAGUSI SAFARI LODGE.

Full day exploring this park looking for super prides of up to 20 lions, cheetahs, leopards and wild dog.   Based at the superb Mwagusi safari lodge.

DAY 3. GAME DRIVE THEN FLY BACK TO DAR ES SALAAM

Morning game drive and then catch the flight back to Dar or to your next location.

Cheetah
Ruaha Lioness
Game driving Ruaha National Park
Cheetah and Crowned Cranes
Lion cubs with giraffe kill
Rock Hyrax Ruaha
Ruaha Cheetah
Cheetah Hunting Ruaha
Cheetah, Ruaha National Park
Crocodile, Ruaha National Park
Kudu Ruaha National Park
Cheetah Sitting Ruaha
Elephant and Baby, Ruaha National Park
Cheetah Grinning Ruaha National Park
Cheetah taking a rest.
Boabab Ruaha
Cheetah
Cheetah and Kigelia
CCheetah looking Ruaha National Park
Elephants Defensive Herd Ruaha
Lion cubs in Ruaha National Park
Lioness with giraffe kill
Rock Hyrax Ruaha
Leopard, Ruaha National Park
Leopard crossing the road, Ruaha National Park
Kudu Ruaha National Park
Kudu on the Mwagusi sand River
Room Mwagusi Luxury Camp
Birds Ruaha
Two headed giraffe
Lioness Ruaha National Park
Lioness and cub Ruaha National Park
Boabab Sunrise Ruaha
Monitor Lizzard
Morning Elephant
Cheetah Ruaha