3 Day Ruaha National Park

Travelers will be staying in small lodges and tented camps, bathroom facilities are ensuite, this option is perfect balance of quality and price. Comfort accommodations are handpicked to ensure the best quality.

3 Days Tour Overview:

Ruaha National Park. Situated in central Tanzania, the Ruaha National Park is one of the largest protected areas in Africa. It is the largest national park in Tanzania but since visitor numbers are comparatively few, it possesses a true wilderness atmosphere. Ruaha covers nearly 20,226 square kilometres but is part of an even larger natural system, incorporating the adjacent Rungwa, Kigozo and Muhezi reserves to the north. The reserve takes its name from the permanent Ruaha River which winds its way north-east and then south into the Rufiji River before spilling into the Indian Ocean. Only a small part of Ruaha is actually open to visitors who can explore a network of tracks along the main river and its many seasonal tributaries, as well as into the Baobab-clad hillsides and tall miombo woodlands.

Virtually all of Africa’s large mammal species are found in Ruaha. Hippos are abundant in the broad Ruaha River. Large carnivores are well represented, good populations of Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Spotted Hyena and Wild Dog occur throughout Ruaha. The park is also famous for its huge Elephant and Buffalo herds and variety of antelope species including both Greater and Lesser Kudu, Roan, Sable and Eland. Small herds of agile Grant’s gazelle occur in the open plains of the north-west. Wildebeest are oddly absent in this part of Tanzania. Troops of Yellow Baboon wander the woodlands, while small numbers of Black-and-white Colobus reside in riparian forest. Among smaller carnivores, both black-backed and side-striped Jackals occur alongside Honey Badger, African Civet, Serval and Egyptian mongoose.

For birdwatchers, Ruaha is a truly marvelous destination, with over 500 species. Of particular interest is the Tanzanian Red-billed Hornbill. This hornbill is abundant at Ruaha where it is often seen alongside African Grey Hornbill and Von der Decken’s Hornbill. Other birds of the savanna and woodlands are Ashy Starling, Nubian Woodpecker, Bare-faced Go-away Bird, White-headed Buffalo-Weaver, Grey-capped Social-Weaver, Red-faced Crombec, Swallow-tailed Bee-eater, Collared Palm-Thrush and Crested Barbet. Raquet-tailed Roller, White-breasted Cuckooshrike and Spotted Creeper are among species found in miombo woodlands. Raptors and waterfowl are well-represented, with African Skimmer and White-crowned Lapwing breeding on the extensive sandbars of the Ruaha River.

Group Size Price per person per day
1 – person USD 935 /person
2 – 3 people USD 750 /person
4 – 6 people USD 580 /person
7 – 10 people USD 500 /person
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  • Accommodation as per category stipulated in the itinerary.

  • Transportation 4 x 4 safari land cruiser with a pop-up roof for game viewing & photography.

  • Services of an English speaking driver-guide.

  • All game viewing drives.

  • All parks entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.

  • All Government taxes and levies.

  • Complimentary 2 liters mineral water per person per game drive in the safari vehicle.

  • Local flight from Dar Es Salaam to Ruaha National Park 2 ways

  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary.

  • All items of personal nature e.g. telephone call bills, fax/email bills etc. Tips and gratuities to hotel, lodges, camp staff and driver- guide(s).

  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

  • International flight

  • Laundry services.

  • Any other item(s) not included in our itinerary.

  • Visa fees.

Transfer from your hotel to Dar es Salaam Airport for your flight at 0700am landing at 0930am in Msembe Airstrip you will start game moment the plane touches down you might see pair of giraffe parading across the runway more so elephant mothers protect their young one under the shade of a baobabs, full day game drive, with packed lunch boxes. After game drive will start heading to the camp while doing enroute game drive and arrive to the camp before dark, for dinner and over night.

The remarkable beauty of Ruaha is not only in the landscape and its diversity of flora and fauna, the impressive big game, but in the feeling of having the wilderness all to yourself. Located close to the core game viewing area of the Mwagusi River High densities of lion, leopard, elephant and buffalo.

● Meals: Lunch & Dinner Included

After breakfast depart for the full day game drive in Ruaha. Apart of being the Largest National park in Tanzania and East Africa, the park is one of the Tanzania birds’ paradise with more than 571 species and some of them are known to be migrants from within and outside Africa. Migrating species from Europe, Asia, Australian rim and Madagascar have been recorded in the park. Ruaha is believed to have high concentration of elephants than any national park in East Africa. It is also a place where, magnificent mammals like Kudu (both Greater and Lesser), Sable and Roan antelopes can easily be spotted in Miombo woodland.

The park is also a habitat for endangered wild dogs. Other animals in the park include lions, leopards, cheetah, giraffes, zebras, elands, impala, bat eared foxes and Jackals.

Apart from large animals, the park also harbors a number of reptiles and amphibians such as crocodiles, poisonous and non-poisonous snakes, monitor lizards, agama lizards and frogs.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After breakfast, you will pack all your luggage for transfer to Dar es Salaam. On the way, we will see different villages and some activities that the locals have done around the environment as we pass. In the afternoon, we will get lunch at Morogoro town then continue with the transfer. Our representative will assist you to the airport or to your hotel and we look forward to receiving you soon again for your next adventure.

Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch

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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