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2 Days Ruaha National Park

Spot the Big Five in Tanzania’s second largest national park far away from the masses which makes Ruaha a truly authentic paradise for safari lovers. Discover the beauty of Ruaha National Park with us!

2 Days Ruaha National Park vacation with Tanzania Horizon Safaris.

2 Days Ruaha National Park with Tanzania Horizon Safaris.

Discover the Big Five in 2 Days Ruaha National Park tour, Tanzania’s secluded safari gem.

2 Days Tour Overview:

Ruaha National Park is extremely interesting as it presents the transition zone where southern African and eastern African Species of flora and fauna overlap, therefore, it has unique variety of animals, birds and vegetation.

The park is one of the most remote and beautiful areas in Tanzania. Currently visitor numbers are low and your jeep will probably be the only car in the landscape.

Safari in Ruaha National Park

With its total size of about 20.000 square kilometers (7,809 sq mi), Ruaha National Park is the second-largest national park in Tanzania. The name of the park comes from the Great Ruaha River, which flows along its southeastern margin. The park can be reached by car on a dirt road from Iringa and by plane from Daressalaam as there are two airstrips.

We will pick you from the camp early in the morning. We will drive through the fantastic landscape which is a rare experience as Ruaha game park is one of the least visited. You will find a very serene nature and a very authentic safari experience here. Ruaha is enriched with diverse plants and among the animals you will spot is the lesser kudu and the rare great Kudu which is not found in any other park. Other animals that only occur here are the Ruaha Red Billed Hornbill and the Bat-eared Fox. Ruaha is believed to have the largest herds of elephants in Tanzania. Other noted animals found in this park are East African cheetahs and lions, African leopard and wild dog, spotted hyena, giraffes, hippopotamus, African buffalo, and sable antelopes. Since 2005, the protected area is an important lion conservation area. This is an untouched ecosystem making your safari a unique experience and you will be able to spot the Big Five here. Within the park are historical sites, cultural sites, natural springs and rivers flowing across the park that provide refreshment to land animals and a hunting ground for those in the water. All that makes Ruaha a true paradise for safari-lovers.

This large conservation area is currently comparable to the Serengeti National Park in size and is Tanzania’s second largest National Park. The Rungwa ecosystem contains six protected areas, most famously Ruaha National Park. It is situated in the center of Tanzania about 130km west of the town of Iringa. Ruaha National Park is accessible year-round either by light aircraft from Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar (1:30 hours), or by road through Iringa from Dar es Salaam (about 10 hours) via Mikumi or from Arusha via Dodoma.

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After breakfast drive to Ruaha Game Reserve on arrival you will start with extensive game drive. After the amazing game drive you will en route to your accommodation.

Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner


After breakfast you go for full day game drive in Ruaha national park with packed lunch enjoy your lunch on one of picnic site which your guide will choose. Drive back to Iringa around evening hours.

Best of 2 Day Southern Circuit Safari in Tanzania. Ruaha Game Reserve Tour will give you a chance to see the best of Southern Tanzania wildlife and nature. This Game Reserve is not very far from Iringa city.

This marks the end of your short 2 Days Ruaha Game Reserve Safari tour.

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Picnic lunch box

  • Park fees

  • All activities

  • All accommodation during safari

  • A professional driver/guide

  • All transportation during safari

  • All Taxes/VAT

  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)

  • Drinks

  • International flights (From/to home)

  • Round trip airport transfer (can be arranged at an extra cost)

  • Accommodation before and at the end of the tour (can be arranged at an extra cost)

  • Tips

  • Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)

  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

Group Size Price per person per day
1 – person USD 450 /person
2- 3 people USD 390 /person
4- 9 people USD 330 /person
10 – people USD 290 /person
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Absolutely yes. We will arrange all airport transfers for you from and to the airport so that you don’t have to worry about how to get to your hotel. One of our drivers or guides will come to pick you up and take you back to the airport. This is already included in our offers and services.

A private departure can be arranged at any time according to your individual travel dates for highest flexibility. A group departure has a planned schedule on a specific date and let you share some costs while travelling. So if you are on a budget and want to meet friends from all over the world you can join one of our groups.

Absolutely yes. Our handpicked hotels all offer you to safely store your luggage during your climb. In this way you can leave all gear that you won’t need during your climb at the hotel. That is very convenient if you are planning to go on a safari or to Zanzibar after your hike.

Tanzania Horizon Safaris has worked out a very transparent cancellation policy. In most cases we can offer a voucher if you have  to postpone your travel. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Please note that deposits are non-refundable as they have to be used for making reservations for your hotel and transport.

*If a booking is cancelled the client is subject to a cancellation fee as follows:

  • until 4 weeks prior to departure – 30% Cancellation Fee
  • 4-2 weeks prior to departure – 50% Cancellation Fee
  • 2-1 weeks prior to departure – 75% Cancellation Fee
  • less then 1 week prior to departure – 100% Cancellation Fee: The company reserves the right to cancel any tour at its sole and absolute discretion, without prior notification in instances where this is unavoidable. However, in that case the company agrees to refund all money that has already been paid by the client. This shall be the company’s sole responsibility to the client and no claim for any damages, howsoever arising, shall accrue against the company.
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