The dry season in Ruaha rivals any location in Tanzania for sheer action and variety. If your principal objective is a safari to see as much wildlife as possible – elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and more - then Ruaha ticks the boxes. Low tourist numbers and open sided vehicles add to the experience.
The park has a choice of excellent camps from stylish traditional tented camps to some good choices for those looking for a simple, but comfortable approach. If you’re after a walking safari, Ruaha offers some outstanding walking supported by lightweight flycamps.
Ruaha is also one of the most stunning, varied and photogenic parks in Tanzania. Expect to see a wide range of species from lion, leopard and cheetah, buffalo and elephant to Greater and Lesser Kudu, Sable and Roan antelope and even a good chance of wild dogs.
All against a breathtaking array of scenery.
In addition to the mammals, there are in the region of 500 hundred species of birds in Ruaha and even now sightings are recorded - an indication of how little visited the area has been.
Ruaha is palpably exciting and can produce extraordinary game viewing in a genuinely wild location. But it reveals its best secrets slowly, so we recommend taking a minimum of three days to see the park and 5 or more if you want to see it properly.