Ruaha Camping Safari

Destination Tanzania

Ruaha National Park is Tanzania's largest, a vast wilderness in the south-west of the country visited by only a handful of travellers each year. At the park's heart is the aptly-named Great Ruaha River, a massive watercourse that dwindles to only a few pools in the dry season, but bursts its banks and roars over boulders at the height of the rains.

Converging with the Great Ruaha are hundreds of sand rivers, natural game corridors when dry and sparklingly clear streams when wet. Waterbuck, impala and the world's most southerly Grant's gazelle risk their lives for a sip of water - the shores of the Ruaha are a permanent hunting ground for lion, leopard, cheetah, jackal, hyena and the rare and endangered African wild dog.

Ruaha's elephants are recovering strongly from ivory poaching in the 1980's and remain the largest population in East Africa. Ruaha represents a transition zone where eastern and southern species of flora and fauna overlap - lesser and greater kudu co-exist with northern species such as Grant's gazelle.

Package Details:

Day 1: Arrival: You will be picked up at either Iringa or Morogoro town by our professional driver guide and transferred by 4x4 to Ruaha River Lodge camp or Camping site for Dinner and overnight.

Day 2: After breakfast depart for the exciting experience of a walking safari accompanied by an experienced guide, this safari will give you the opportunity to touch the wild. Back to Lodge for lunch, option to have packed lunch. In the afternoon game drive in the Ruaha which is known to be one of the more natural as well as one of largest Parks of Africa. All meals and overnight at Ruaha River Lodge camp or at the camp site.

Day 3: Full day game drive in the Ruaha which is rich of wildlife, the great Ruaha River features large numbers of hippo and crocodile and attracts lion, leopard, hunting dog and numerous other species such as waterbuck, impala, giraffe, warthog, eland, buffalo and elephants. All meals and overnight at Ruaha River lodge camp or at the Camp site.

Day 4: Departure:

After your late breakfast you drive back to Dar es Salaam. On arrival you will dropped at the ferry terminal for your fast ferry to Zanzibar or dropped at the airport for your flight to Zanzibar or connect with your flight back home.

* The safari can be combined with 2 Nights Selous Camping safari or a beach holiday to Zanzibar.

Choice to upgrade from budget camping using the following accommodation options below:

Mwagusi Safari Camp: is situated in Ruaha National Park, Tanzania’s largest National park situated in the southern circuit of Tanzania. This well-established camp was started in 1987 and is an expression of the unwavering love and passion of its owner Chris Fox for the Tanzanian bush, its wildlife and its people.

Started initially as a temporary fly-camp, Mwagusi has grown and developed over the years into a uniquely designed camp with a friendly and peaceful atmosphere. Each element of the camp has been carefully thought-out and designed to be original, unique and different from any other, with personal touches and a close attention to detail.

The camp is built almost entirely from organic natural materials with guests being treated to a “unique” tented safari experience. Each en-suite tent is comfortably secured under a cooling thatched roof and nestled snuggly into the sandy banks of the Mwagusi River.

Mdonya Old River Camp: For people wanting the true bush experience, this small camp with only tented structures fits naturally into the surroundings.

The tents are scattered in a spacious area under the shade of large sycamore figs and Faidherbia albida, nestled in the curving banks of a sand-river. They are traditional safari tents, comfortably furnished with double or twin beds and with large verandahs where one can relax and observe the wildlife around.

Set amongst shady vegetation on a sand river in a relatively remote sector of the reserve, this simple tented camp comprises simple open-sided public areas and traditional style guest tents with external bathrooms. Since game tends to move up and down the track of the old river, this tends to be quite a busy camp, with elephant, impala, vervet monkeys, buffalo and even lion being regular visitors. Safari activity is presently limited to daytime gamedrives. Whole day excursions with picnic lunches enable access to more distant corners. Mdonya River Camp is a straightforward affair, offering small-camp intimacy and modest levels of service at very competitive prices

This camp manages to conjure up a really authentic safari atmosphere that both we and our guests always seem to appreciate.


Item Package Intro

  • Package Duration: 4 Day/3 night
  • Destination: Iringa or Morogoro town - Ruaha - Dar - es Salam or Zanzibar

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