Ruaha National Park is the largest national park in Tanzania. The addition of the Usangu Game Reserve and other important wetlands to the park in 2008 increased its size to about 20,226 square kilometres, making it the largest park in Tanzania and East Africa.
The name of the park is derived from the Great Ruaha River, which flows along its southeastern margin and is the focus for game-viewing. Ruaha situated in central Tanzania about 130km west of Iringa. Ruaha is a part of Rungwa-Kizigo-Muhesi ecosystem, which includes Rungwa Game Reserve, Kizigo and Muhesi Game Reserves. The park can be reached by car, 12hrs (during dry season) from Dar es salaam, 5 hours from Mikumi National Park. There are two airstrips – Msembe airstrip and Jongomeru Airstrip.
Ruaha is home of Hippos, Crocodiles, Water bucks, Buffalo, Leopard, Hyena, Wild dogs, Jackals, Lions, Antelope species such as Kudu, Impala, Sable antelope, Roan antelope, Grant gazelle, tiny Dik-dik along with Giraffe, Zebra, Warthogs, Mongoose, Porcupine, Wildcat, Civet and an astonishing 465 species of bird have been recorded in the park.
June – Mid November: Best time for game viewing: Animals are concentrated around the shrinking water course
December – February: Humid & Hot: Good time for game viewing.
Mid November – Mid December: Short Rain : Wonderful for bird life and lush scenery
April – May: Heavy Rain: Wonderful for bird life and lush scenery.
Activities in Ruaha :
Game drive, bird watching, Walking Safari and/or Boat Safari
3 Days /2 Nights BY FLIGHT (Zanzibar & Dar es salaam)
DAY 1: Pickup from your Hotel drive to the Airport where you will fly at 08.00hrs from Zanzibar and fly at 08.30hrs from Dar es salaam headed to Ruaha National Park and arrive at 09:50hrs and starting a morning game drive with picnic lunch. Dinner and over night at Mdonya Old River Camp
DAY 2: Breakfast and Full day game drive with picnic lunch. Dinner and over night at Mdonya Old River Camp
DAY 3: Early Breakfast and game drive until 11.00hrs when you’ll drive back to Airstrip where you will fly by 11.45hrs to Dar es salaam/Zanzibar. After arriving at the Airport you will be drop off at your home or hotel in Dar es salaam/Zanzibar
Offer: $950 Per Person