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Ruaha adventure with university students

Sam Puls
Visited: Jul 2008 Reviewed: Jan 03, 2018

As a university student, we went on a trip through Tanzania, Ruaha was one of our stops. It was my first safari experience, and it made me hungry for more...

It was a great park. We had an amazing time driving around, looking for wildlife and enjoying the scenery. The river was a hotspot for wildlife, including hippos and crocodiles. The plains give you a great opportunity to scan for wildlife. We stayed in tents near the river (not sure if... read more

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Perfect place to stay in peace with the nature.

Experience Zanzibar Tours & Safaris
Visited: Aug 2015 Reviewed: Mar 24, 2017

Ruaha was probably the most splendid park we have spent time in. Beautiful baobab valley on the way there and hundreds of elephants inside the park along with all other kind of wild life did make a huge impression. Read more

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Remote and wild Ruaha

Rockwood Specialist Tours
Visited: Oct 2012 Reviewed: Feb 02, 2017

Ruaha National Park is located in the southern parts of Tanzania, it is part of what is know as the southern circuit. If you were to fly directly from the Serengeti to Ruaha it would take a couple of hours, Coastal has flights that connect the two parks. You can also access this park by light aircraft arriving from the Selous, Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar. It goes well with a Serengeti Safari and also combined with Selous.

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Huge park | Très grand parc

Isabelle Go
Visited: Mar 2015 Reviewed: Mar 01, 2016

I did a safari in Ruaha three years ago. It was my first experience on African soil. I was overwhelmed by its scope, its mammals and my nights spent in lodges. Unforgettable. And, yes, poaching exists. My guides showed me an elephant that had been killed 10 days earlier. Its head removed by chainsaws. My photos allow me to educate my friends on the horrific slaughtering of the pachyderm.
I very much enjoyed visiting a park with little touris... read more

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Isolated, Peaceful and Beautiful Park

Simba Safaris Ltd
Visited: Aug 2012 Reviewed: Jan 16, 2016

Ruaha National Park is a remote, peaceful, isolated and beautiful Tanzanian Park. This park offers unmatched game drive experience with less vehicle in the park in comparison with northern Tanzanian Parks. The environment at Ruaha is wild, authentic and untouched in comparison to Northern Parks.

Predators in the park have higher concentration than other southern parks and it is a paradise for Elephant lovers and you will find pack/groups o... read more

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The Beauty of The Rains

Tatanca1
Visited: Jan 2015 Reviewed: Feb 27, 2015

Having visited Ruaha last September during the dry season, I was eager to return after the rains had come as I know what a dramatic change it can be in Southern Tanzania.
While the animals tend to concentrate along the river during the dry season making for a prolific game drive, there are still many animals to be seen during the green season. However, with the trees in full-leaf and the grass much taller, you have to be more tuned into your ... read more

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Really remote

Steve_c
Visited: Apr 2011 Reviewed: Aug 07, 2014

I visited Ruaha on the heels of visiting Selous. I thought the two would be very similar and, in some respects, they were. But, Ruaha has even more dense foliage and less visitors. So, the animals were a bit harder to spot, but there were less crowds.
I prefer northern Serengeti because of the closed-sided vehicles and because you can do a private safari.
Oh, and the tsetse flies were pretty bad in Ruaha! Wear light coloured clothing. Read more

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Buggy and muggy!

Bushman
Visited: Oct 2012 Reviewed: Sep 17, 2013

After spending time in northern Tanzania, I wasn't prepared for the marked change in climate in southern Tanzania. Ruaha is dense with foliage and has tsetse flies and mosquitoes galore. If you can look past that, it's what I thought a safari was supposed to be! We saw a fair number of lions and were pleasantly surprised at the paucity of fellow tourists. We were only there a few days before heading to Selous, but I would return...with ample l... read more

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Totally Worth It

Skywalker
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 fe... read more

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