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5 Days Fly To Ruaha National Park

Ruaha has it all. Aside from rhino, all major safari animals are present in good numbers. Lion tend to live in large prides of sometimes more than 20 individuals. To feed themselves, they often attack big animals such as buffalo. Ruaha has an unusually high diversity of antelope, including many of the rarer species such as lesser kudu, roan and sable antelope.

Safari tour package: A set-date, set-itinerary, group safari
Prices: $2200 - $2300
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 5 days
Best months: All year
Countries visited: Tanzania Tanzania
Parks visited: Ruaha
Activity level: Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
  • Camping
  • Self-drive
About Ruaha National Park The park history dates back to 1910 when it was gazetted Saba Game Reserve by the Germany then the name was changed by British to Rungwa Game reserve in 1946. In 1964 the southern portion of the Game was gazetted as Ruaha national park and in 1974 a small section of South Eastern part of the Great Ruaha River was incorporated into the park. The name “Ruaha” originates from the Hehe word “Ruvaha”, which means “river”. Ruaha National Park is part of Rungwa-Kizigo –Muhesi ecosystem which covers more than 45,000km2. In 2008 Usangu game Reserve and other important wetlands in Usangu basin have been annexed into the park, making it the largest park in Tanzania and East Africa with an area of about 20,226 Sq. km. 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 male Kudu have beautiful spiraled horns while male Sable antelope have impressive curved horns. 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.

Day 1: Dar es Salaam – Fly to Ruaha National Park.                                                                                                          Depart Dar es Salaam for flight to Ruaha. On arrival transfer to the camp. Lunch and afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at Mdonya Old River Camp Meal Plan {Lunch & Dinner}

Day 2: Ruaha National Park. After breakfast, depart with picnic lunch for a full day tour in the park. The whole day will be spent in the park viewing the amazing wildlife. Return to the lodge for dinner. Overnight at Mdonya Old River Camp Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 3: Ruaha National Park. After breakfast, depart with picnic lunch for a full day tour in the park. The whole day will be spent in the park viewing the amazing wildlife. Return to the lodge for dinner. Overnight at the Mdonya Old River Camp Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 4: Ruaha National Park. After breakfast, depart with picnic lunch for a full day tour in the park. The whole day will be spent in the park viewing the amazing wildlife. Return to the lodge for dinner. Overnight at Mdonya Old River Camp Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 5: Ruaha National Park – Fly to Dar es Salaam Depart for an early morning game drive in the park. Return to the camp for breakfast. Transfer to the airport for flight to Dar es Salaam. Meal Plan {Breakfast & Lunch}

The package includes: • Ground transport in a comfortable safari vehicle for game viewing, photography and touring • Full board accommodation, meal plan as mentioned in itinerary • All park entrance fees to include government taxes • Service of an English speaking professional driver/guide • All game drives as will be detailed in the itinerary • 5 litres of bottled water each for the Safari. • Start and end of Safari in Dar-es-salaam

The package Excludes: • International flights from home and back • Money for tips, • soft drinks or alcoholic drinks, • visit to the Masai village

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