2 Days Ruaha National Park

2 Days


Ruaha National Park is extremely interesting as it presents the transition zone where southern African and eastern African Species of flora and fauna overlap, therefore, it has unique variety of animals, birds and vegetation.

The park is one of the most remote and beautiful areas in Tanzania. Currently visitor numbers are low and your jeep will probably be the only car in the landscape.

Safari in Ruaha National Park

With its total size of about 20.000 square kilometers (7,809 sq mi), Ruaha National Park is the second-largest national park in Tanzania. The name of the park comes from the Great Ruaha River, which flows along its southeastern margin. The park can be reached by car on a dirt road from Iringa and by plane from Daressalaam as there are two airstrips.

We will pick you from the camp early in the morning. We will drive through the fantastic landscape which is a rare experience as Ruaha game park is one of the least visited. You will find a very serene nature and a very authentic safari experience here. Ruaha is enriched with diverse plants and among the animals you will spot is the lesser kudu and the rare great Kudu which is not found in any other park. Other animals that only occur here are the Ruaha Red Billed Hornbill and the Bat-eared Fox. Ruaha is believed to have the largest herds of elephants in Tanzania. Other noted animals found in this park are East African cheetahs and lions, African leopard and wild dog, spotted hyena, giraffes, hippopotamus, African buffalo, and sable antelopes. Since 2005, the protected area is an important lion conservation area. This is an untouched ecosystem making your safari a unique experience and you will be able to spot the Big Five here. Within the park are historical sites, cultural sites, natural springs and rivers flowing across the park that provide refreshment to land animals and a hunting ground for those in the water. All that makes Ruaha a true paradise for safari-lovers.

This large conservation area is currently comparable to the Serengeti National Park in size and is Tanzania’s second largest National Park. The Rungwa ecosystem contains six protected areas, most famously Ruaha National Park. It is situated in the center of Tanzania about 130km west of the town of Iringa. Ruaha National Park is accessible year-round either by light aircraft from Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar (1:30 hours), or by road through Iringa from Dar es Salaam (about 10 hours) via Mikumi or from Arusha via Dodoma.


After breakfast drive to Ruaha Game Reserve on arrival you will start with extensive game drive. After the amazing game drive you will en route to your accommodation.

> Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner

After breakfast you go for full day game drive in Ruaha national park with packed lunch enjoy your lunch on one of picnic site which your guide will choose. Drive back to Iringa around evening hours.

Best of 2 Day Southern Circuit Safari in Tanzania. Ruaha Game Reserve Tour will give you a chance to see the best of Southern Tanzania wildlife and nature. This Game Reserve is not very far from Iringa city.

This marks the end of your short 2 Days Ruaha Game Reserve Safari tour.

> Meal Plan: Breakfast and Picnic lunch box

What is the best time of year to visit Ruaha National Park?


Best time to visitRuaha National Park is a typical dry season park, with the best time to see larger mammals and predators being between mid-May and December. As water becomes scarce toward the end of the dry season, the game gathers around available water sources, offering unbeatable game viewing opportunities.

What are the unique in Ruaha National Park?

The convergence of vegetation zone in this huge Park has resulted in unusual combination of animals ,Particularly Greater and Lesser Kudu, together with sable and roan antelopes in the Park a feature that is not found in other National Park in the country.

What is the problem facing Ruaha National Park?

The research found out that majority of respondents faced challenges from park related tourism activities such as environmental problems, traditional and cultural destruction, loss caused by wild animals through livestock and crops and habitats damages, and poor leakages within local economy.

Are there elephants in Ruaha?

Around 16,000 elephants live in the Ruaha area in southern Tanzania, which STEP monitors. This is the largest elephant population in East Africa! The region is home to 35% of East African elephants and 7% of African elephants.

How many elephants are in Ruaha national park?

around 16,000 elephants
With around 16,000 elephants, the Ruaha area is the largest elephant population in East Africa today! On the eastern edge of the Ruaha National Park in the southwest of Tanzania, STEP is coordinating protection of an important elephant area within a diverse 777 sq km nature area.

How do I get to Ruaha national park?


Ruaha national park is served by 2 airstrips that are Msembe airstrip and Jongomero airstrip, flights to Ruaha national park are offered by many domestic carriers such as Air Tanzania, Precision Air, Regional Air, ZanAir, Safari Air Link and Coastal Aviation.

What is the least visited national park in Tanzania?

the Ruaha National Park
As one of the most remote tourist destinations in Tanzania, the Ruaha National Park is one of the least visited national parks. This, combined with its massive size, results in safaris that feel super-exclusive and all the more special with low numbers of game vehicle traffic.

Are there rhinos in Ruaha?

In Ruaha the only missing member of the Big Five (lion, buffalo, elephant, leopard and rhino) is rhino – there have not been any in the park for years. There is no doubt that Ruaha is one of Africa’s finest destinations for big cats.

Are there leopards in Ruaha National Park?

Animals in the areaMany other impalas, waterbucks, lions, leopards, the Greater Kudu Antelope and wild dogs live in Ruaha National Park.

Where is Ruaha located?


Southern Tanzania
Where is Ruaha National Park located? Located in central to southern Tanzania, Ruaha National Park is around 130km west of Iringa. Covering an area of 20,226km², Ruaha National Park is the largest protected area in Tanzania and East Africa.

2 Days Ruaha National Park Trip Includes

  • Accommodation as per category stipulated in the itinerary.
  • Transportation 4 x 4 safari land cruiser with a pop-up roof for game viewing & photography.
  • Services of an English speaking driver-guide.
  • All game viewing drives.
  • All parks entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
  • All Government taxes and levies.
  • Complimentary 2 liters mineral water per person per game drive in the safari vehicle.
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary.


2 Days Ruaha National Park Trip Excludes

  • All items of personal nature e.g. telephone call bills, fax/email bills etc. Tips and gratuities to hotel, lodges, camp staff and driver- guide(s).
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
  • International flight
  • Laundry services.
  • Any other item(s) not included in our itinerary.
  • Visa fees

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2 Days Ruaha National Park
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