Safari Experiences at Ruaha River Lodge

Game drives, walking safaris and fly camping will ensure that you take full advantage of the wildlife viewing opportunities and spectacular scenery on your Ruaha safari in Tanzania.

The hosts at Ruaha River Lodge have in-depth knowledge of the park and its inhabitants. Together with their team of guides, they will ensure that your Ruaha safari in Tanzania will be the experience of a lifetime.

Ruaha National Park in central Tanzania lies in the convergence zone where northern and southern hemisphere mammals and migrant birds overlap. This results in an overwhelming number of different bird species (488 recorded species nearly half that found in the entire country) and over 1400 plant species, which lead to a correspondingly large number of mammals.

Why interrupt your enjoyment of the scenery and wildlife to eat and drink? Make your Ruaha safari in Tanzania extra special with drinks around a campfire on the riverbank, or high up in the elevated bar with its spectacular views up and down the river -the choice is yours.

Game Drives:

You will rarely meet any other vehicles on your game drives in Ruaha National Park in Tanzania. There is an extensive and well-maintained road network. The highly trained English speaking guides will lead you to an abundance of Leopard, Lion, Cheetah and Hunting Dog, not to mention several rare species including Greater and Lesser Kudu, Roan and Sable antelopes on your Ruaha safari in Tanzania.

Game drives are led by an experienced guide with a driver. Refreshments are served on longer excursions and a packed lunch can be taken on a full day's game drive. Game drives usually follow the pattern of a full morning's drive returning to the lodge for lunch and an afternoon siesta, followed by a shorter evening drive starting at 4pm.

Walking Safaris:

'As you tread cautiously through the bush, your senses are acutely attuned to the strong smells of the wilderness in Tanzania and the close presence of game.' You are accompanied by an armed guide, to interpret the spoor and translate the action that went before. Walks can only take place during the dry season (May-November). For your security all walking Ruaha safaris are accompanied by an armed Park ranger. Walks are taken either first thing in the morning, or leaving at around 4pm.

Fly Camping:

Experience off the beaten track, small scale camping safaris; breakfast, lunch and dinner under the open sky. Fly camping expeditions in Ruaha National Park in Tanzania can be taken from the lodge for 2 nights bush camping. You will have your own private camp hosted by your guide in out of the way special camping sites selected according to seasonal game movements. Game drives and walks are then taken from the camp daily. Ruaha safari accommodation is in dome tents with a separate toilet and bucket shower. All your meals will be freshly prepared by the camp cook

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