Ruaha

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Tanzania’s second largest park at 10,300 sq kms, it forms part of a wild and extended eco system that extends far and wide through six other protected areas within the south and west of Tanzania.

Wild and dramatic, this is a truly compelling wilderness area which is action packed during the dry season. Huge buffalo herds and a very healthy lion population in large prides brings with it some exciting interaction. Elephant and giraffe can be seen, together with an incredible range of antelope including the Kudu, Roan and Sable antelope. Leopard, cheetah and wild dog sightings are common.

Birdlife is prolific with over 500 species making for excellent viewing during the wetter months as well.

Most visitors arrive into the park by air from DAR or the Selous, alternatively, it is possible to connect with flights directly to the northern parks. Limited accesibility means low visitor numbers and we would recommend a minimum 3 nights or longer to gain full reward.

Our favourite place to stay: Kwihala Tented Camp.

The luxury camp option: Jongomero Camp.

An old favourite with superb guiding: Mwagusi Camp.

Good lower cost option: Mdonya Old River Camp.

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Places to Stay

Jongomero Camp

Superbly isolated Jongomero camp lies in the far south of Ruaha on the banks of a seasonal sand river which bears the same name....

S&B Rating:
$450 Per person, per night  
Jongomero Camp

Kigelia

A great little bush camp in this remote area of Ruaha. Kigelia is one of the finest in Nomad's collection of beautiful understated saf...

S&B Rating:
$500 Per person, per night  
Kigelia

Kwihala Tented Camp

Kwihala is a refreshing combination of adventure and style, designed for those who would like to be that little bit closer to the wildl...

S&B Rating:
$450 Per person, per night  
Kwihala Tented Camp

Mdonya Old River Camp

Located in the western sector of Ruaha, close to Mdonta Falls, the camp is set up in a simple and aesthetic style. Like it's "sister" ...

S&B Rating:
$350 Per person, per night  
Mdonya Old River Camp

Mwagusi Camp

Nestled into a bank of the Mwagusi Sand River, this small exclusive tented camp overlooks a watering hole in the riverbed. A camp with ...

S&B Rating:
$350 Per person, per night  
Mwagusi Camp

Ruaha River Lodge

The Oldest camp in Ruaha with one of the best locations on the banks of the Ruaha River....

S&B Rating:
$350 Per person, per night  
Ruaha River Lodge

Mdonya Old River Camp

Tanzania, Ruaha

Kigelia

Tanzania, Ruaha

Jongomero Camp

Tanzania, Ruaha

Kwihala Tented Camp

Tanzania, Ruaha

Mwagusi Camp

Tanzania, Ruaha

Ruaha River Lodge

Tanzania, Ruaha

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