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3 Days Ruaha National Park - A Vast Wilderness

Ruaha National Park is Tanzania's largest, a vast wilderness in the south-west of the country visited by only a handful of travellers each year. At the park's heart is the aptly-named Great Ruaha River, a massive watercourse that dwindles to only a few pools in the dry season, but bursts its banks and roars over boulders at the height of the rains.

Safari tour package: A set-date, set-itinerary, group safari
Prices: $1100 - $1150
Includes internal flights: Yes
Length of safari: 3 days
Best months: All year
Countries visited: Tanzania Tanzania
Parks visited: Ruaha
Activity level: Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
  • Romantic
  • Self-drive
Ruaha National Park is Tanzania's largest, a vast wilderness in the south-west of the country visited by only a handful of travellers each year. At the park's heart is the aptly-named Great Ruaha River, a massive watercourse that dwindles to only a few pools in the dry season, but bursts its banks and roars over boulders at the height of the rains. Converging with the Great Ruaha are hundreds of sand rivers, natural game corridors when dry and sparklingly clear streams when wet. Waterbuck, impala and the world's most southerly Grant's gazelle risk their lives for a sip of water - the shores of the Ruaha are a permanent hunting ground for lion, leopard, cheetah, jackal, hyena and the rare and endangered African wild dog. Ruaha's elephants are recovering strongly from ivory poaching in the 1980's and remain the largest population in East Africa. Ruaha represents a transition zone where eastern and southern species of flora and fauna overlap - lesser and greater kudu co-exist with northern species such as Grant's gazelle.

Day 1: DAR ES SALAAM-RUAHA N PARK:Departure at in Dar es salaam at 0830hours Landing at 1100hours in Msembe/Jongomero Airstrip depending on the Camp you shall be accommodated. 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 baobab tree. Lunch at Camp, after lunch game drive in Ruaha National Park, dinner and overnight at any of the Camp: Mdonya Old River Camp, Tandala Tented Camp, Ruaha River Lodge. TRANSFER: HOTEL/AIRPORT /FLIGHT: DAR ES SALAAM TO RUAHA /MEAL PLAN: FB (LUNCH DINNER) 4BY4 SAFARI JEEP /PARK FEES/ ACCOMMODATION: LUXURY TENTED CAMP/LODGE 

Day 2: RUAHA – RUAHA: After breakfast, a full day’s game drive in Ruaha National Park. Almost as large as the Serengeti, with its untouched nature remains one of the most exciting game reserves. It is a birdwatchers’ paradise with 350 different species of birds. Wildlife are concentrated along the Great Ruaha River that is the heart of the wildlife in the park. Waterbuck, Impala and Grant Gazelle. The Shores of Great Ruaha River is the permanent hunting ground lion, leopard, Jackal, Hyenas and African wild Dog. Enjoy the fascinating beauty of the Ruaha national park. Picnic lunch, dinner and overnight at your camp: Mdonya Old River Camp, Tandala Tented Camp, Ruaha River Lodge. MEAL PLAN: FB (BREAKFAST, PICNIC LUNCH DINNER)  4BY4 SAFARI JEEP/PARK FEES/ ACCOMMODATION: LUXURY TENTED CAMP/LODGE

Day 3: RUAHA /DAR ES SALAAM: After early breakfast, sunrise game drive in Ruaha National Park, then transfer to the Airstrip for your flight at 1145Hours back to Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar /MEAL PLAN: (BREAKFAST) 4BY4 SAFARI JEEP/PARK FEES/ FLIGHT: RUAHA TO DAR ES SALAAM OR ZANZIBAR/TRANSFER: AIRPORT/HOTEL

FESTIVE SEASON & HOLIDAY SEASON:                                                                                                                                                        A Christmas and Easter Supplement of $45.00 pp will apply to bookings on the: 24th, 25th, 26th and 31st of December and 1st January 10th, 11th 12th, and 13th of April

QUOTATION INCLUDES.- Transfers from Hotel / Airport / Hotel - Flight Dar es Salaam / Ruaha / Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar - Accommodation and meals as indicated above with private bathrooms. - Game drives as indicated in the Itinerary. - Services of our English Speaking driver guides. - Safari 4WD Jeep for optimal game viewing.Park entrance & Conservation Fees to Game reserve.

QUOTATION EXCLUDES. International flights & Visa fees. - Additional sightseeing or deviation from the itinerary.- All items of a personal nature such as tobacco; laundry; phone calls and drinks / beverages. - Any other items not specified above.

DEPARTURE: Every day from Zanzibar OR Dar es salaam

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