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Totally Worth It

Views: 771 Visited: Nov 2011 Reviewed: May 27, 2013

When we first visited Tanzania we were told Tanzania's best kept secret was Katavi national park. And after an awesome visit there, we were told there was another contender for this exquisite title. The contender, as advised, was a natural, authentic, wild experience. Game was plenty here, there was less crowds and affordable superb game viewing experience.

Curiosity kept us asking more and more about this park, and the more info we were fed the more our interest grew. Located on the southern circuit is Ruaha National Park, the largest park in Tanzania. We chartered a flight from Arusha to Msembe airstrip located inside the park.

Our stay was at the mwagusi camp , a renowned camp located in the middle of r.n.p known for exquisite and world class service.

Our first game drive was beyond expectation, our guide Samson was terrific, spotting leopards hiding in a thicket hundreds of metres away, he was in tune with us, keeping us alert with his spot-on facts about the area. At no one point were we bored. Herds of over 100 buffaloes and elephants were a constant sight here. Prides of lions parading their cubs also kept our cameras and binoculars busy. Giraffes,jackals , hyenas, cheetahs and an extremely wide variety of birds were also on offer.

It was rare to bump into visitors in the park, so we had all this game to ourselves. One couldn't concentrate on one location for long as the variety of game was just tremendous. One had to be greedy so as to absorb all this game. After the visit I can completely concur on the number one contender title for Ruaha national park as Tanzania's best kept secret.

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