The Ruaha’s a wild and woolly sort of spot. Of all the game reserves we know and love in Tanzania, this is the one people always seem to return from with tales of extraordinary adventure, or spectacular wildlife encounters. Game viewing in the Ruaha is always a treat, particularly in the dry season. Great herds of buffalo wander past the vast baobab trees, leopards can be spotted lounging in the branches, and prides of lions stalk their kill.
As the wildlife is so prolific in the Ruaha, activities focus on morning and afternoon game drives from your camp. However, with advance notice, we can also arrange a walking safari from several different camps (and almost everywhere that you can stay here is a safari camp). If you want to add some variety into your safari, try a safari in the Selous Game Reserve– most of the flights to the Ruaha come via here, so it’s an easy addition. They’ve even added Hot Air Ballooning over the bush at sunrise to the ever growing list of activities – the perfect way to wake up to Africa!
Our pick of places to stay in the Ruaha