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Ruaha National Park in Tanzania

Ruaha National Park is second only to Katavi National Park in its aura of untrammeled wilderness, but far more accessible. Ruaha protects a vast tract of the rugged, semi-arid bush country that is characteristic of central Tanzania. Its lifeblood is the Great Ruaha River, which is a raging torrent during the height of the rains, but dwindles thereafter to a scattering of precious pools.

Ruaha National Park has a fine network of game-viewing roads following the Great Ruaha River and its seasonal tributaries. Ruaha is famous for its numerous lion prides that lord over the savannah. Other predators include cheetah that stalk the open grassland and the leopard that lurk in tangled riverine thickets. This impressive array of large predators is boosted by both striped and spotted hyena, as well as several conspicuous packs of the highly endangered African wild dog.

Ruaha also has an unusually high diversity of antelope as a ...

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WHY VISIT Ruaha National Park

  • Excellent general game viewing with very few other tourists
  • Great variety of wildlife including both East and Southern African species
  • See the dynamics of the many competing lion prides
  • A raw and compelling wilderness

ACCOMMODATION IN Ruaha National Park

There is world class accommodation here in all categories, your choice of hotel, lodge or camp will depend on whether you are after a romantic stay or something more family orientated. Our consultants can guide you on the best options for your budget and aspirations.


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SAMPLE TOURS

Below are some successful itineraries that have worked well for our clients. Please call to check availability or better still let us tailor make your own safari holiday.

Family Wilderness Adventure

Tanzania + coastal island option

11 days from £2638 (£8743 for a family of four)

Lions of Ruaha

Southern Tanzania

5 days from £2925

Stars of the South

Tanzania & Beach

11 days from £4078


PLACES TO GO IN Ruaha National Park

Most of this huge park is undeveloped for tourism and the best game viewing will be found in the lodges and camps close to the Ruaha River and its tributaries.



WHEN IS THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO GO?

The best time to visit is during the dry season from June to the end of October. The summer months from November to February have good game viewing but can be very hot.

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DRY SEASON

January and February are dry but very warm with good game viewing

June should see the end of the long rains. Days are relatively cool and clear, seasonal bargains may be available.

By July the bush is green and lush with good game viewing.

August is lovely and warm during the day. Animal herds are growing larger on land, congregating near water sources. This is a good time for game viewing.

September is now hot and dry, the bush parch. Game viewing is excellent.

October remains hot and dry, water is now scarce making for outstanding game viewing near permanent water.

green SEASON

The long rains usually start in late March and continue until the end of May, most safari camps are closed over this period.

December experiences intermittent rain with hot weather which continues through to March. The game viewing is good to fair during this time.

SHOULDER SEASON

Intermittent rains begin late in November, game viewing still excellent.



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