Wild Safari Experiences in Ruaha, Tanzania

Wild Safari Experiences in Ruaha, Tanzania

Ruaha National Park is the largest national park in Tanzania. It is a remote sanctuary that boasts spectacular game and undisturbed wilderness. It is least visited, thus suitable for people looking for an intimate and private expedition. It is part of an extensive ecosystem of their parks including Usangu and Rungwa.

The park is named after the Great Ruaha River which provides
the wildlife and birds a much needed lifeline.

Getting to Ruaha

When to Visit: Although Ruaha is accessible all year round, most visitors arrive during the dry months; June to October when wildlife congregates around water sources.

Getting there: Ruaha can be accessed via road or air, Dar es Salaam acting as the base. Flight time from Dar es Salaam to Ruaha takes approximately 2 1/2 hours.

There’s Wildlife of Plenty

Ruaha has one of the largest populations of African elephants and lions. Its vast open plains teem with other wildlife like antelopes, impalas, giraffes, buffalos, zebras amidst predators such as cheetahs and leopards. Birding is great all year round, however, for avid birders who want to spot migratory bird species, a visit from September to May is advised.

Guided Game Drives in the Wild

Guided game drives are an exciting experience. If you would like to maximise your game-viewing time, take a delicious packed breakfast or lunch picnic with you to enjoy in the shade of a tree. In the evening, sip a cold gin & tonic in the heart of the bush as the sun sinks below the horizon. You can also opt for Night drives.

When the sun descends, the elusive night animals, from big cats to smaller mammals, come out to play. Explore the secrets of these shy creatures on a night game drive.

Refreshing Walking Safaris

A walking safari is one of the most intimate ways to experience the bush and can be enjoyed with experienced armed guides and local trackers. Eye-to-eye with the wildlife, your senses are heightened and the sights, sounds and smells of the bush come alive. A not-to-be-missed attraction are the park’s towering baobabs who stand vigil over the landscape. Their striking appearance makes for great photographic opportunities! Another prominent feature of Ruaha are the sparkling waterways that attract an abundance of game.

Where To Stay: Jabali Ridge

Set high on a rocky kopje overlooking a landscape dotted with spiky palms and bulbous baobabs, Jabali Ridge is a sophisticated base from which to explore Ruaha National Park. An infinity pool, spa and plenty of places to laze ensure that time off is as memorable as time out in the bush.

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