Ruaha Budget Safari Overviews

Ruaha Budget safari offers budget travelers chance to visit Ruaha National park at a very affordable rates. This tour is ideal for the travelers from Dar es Salaam, Morogoro, Iringa and other parts of the country. For international travelers who fly in to Tanzania the ideal airport is Dar es Salaam International airport where from there they can connect a light air craft to Ruaha or drive to Ruaha.

Since Ruaha is the largest park in Tanzania with 20,226 sq km area so with no doubt 3 days is the sufficient time to explore this pristine park. For budget travelers with limited time yet they can visit Ruaha and spend 2 days instead of 3 days and still will experience the same test of African Safari. This park has one of dramatic landscapes and abundant wildlife, with well-maintained roads.

Despite of being the largest park in Tanzania Ruaha National park receives few number of visitors compared to the northern Tanzania parks like Ngorongoro crater and Serengeti. Situated far off the beaten track, away from crazy camera clicking crowds this rough tract of wilderness pulsates the real energy of an Africa long-forgotten. Visitors come to Ruaha to enjoy the dramatic landscapes and abundance of wildlife, with well-maintained roads and few visitors.


Wildlife in Ruaha national park

While on this budget safari in ruaha you may be able to see a variety of animals and birds. This is due to fact that Ruaha is recorded to host the large population of elephants of about 15,000 to 20,000 individuals. This park is also boat the densest population of lions where during game drive you can easily spot large pride of lions with up to 30 individuals. It is also possible to see one of the magnificent black-mane males that dominate some of the prides. If lucky you can also spot them stalking, chasing and killing their prey. These large prides are mostly prefer to kill buffaloes and giraffes for their dinner.


Ruaha Budget Safari Detail Itinerary


Day 1: Fly Dar es Salaam to Iringa – Ruaha National Park

Pick up from the hotel in Dar es Salaam and transfer to the airport for the scheduled flight to Iringa which departs at 07h00 and arrive Iringa at 08h30. Upon your arrival our representative will pick you and transfer to the restaurant in town for breakfast and after breakfast drive to ruaha national park. As you arrive in the park continue with the game drive till late afternoon when you will drive to the park headquarter for dinner and overnight at Tanapa Bandas.


Day 2: Ruaha Safari
Breakfast, depart for the morning game and afternoon drive along Ruaha River. During dry season herds of animals tends to congregate along the banks of Ruaha River seeking for fresh pastures and clean water. Predators such as lions and hyena are frequently seen stalking herbivores along the river banks. Hot lunch in the lodge, dinner and overnight at the Tanapa Bandas.


Day 3: Ruaha Safari – Iringa- Fly to Dar es Salaam
Breakfast, pack your luggage and depart for the journey back to Iringa town where you will stop for lunch in one of the restaurant. After lunch proceed to the airport for your scheduled flight to Dar es Salaam which departs at 15h00 and arrive there at 16h30.

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Ruaha Budget Safari Price:

Number of Pax 2 pax 3 pax  4 pax 5 pax
Price Per Person US $ 970 US $ 870 US $ 830 US $ 800

For Solo traveler US $ 1250


Package includes

  • Airport transfer at Dar es Salaam
  • Return air ticket from Dar es Salaam to Iringa
  • Game viewing in an open roof safari vehicle.
  • All park fees as it is explained on the itinerary
  • Full board accommodation in Tanapa Bandas
  • Fee for professional driver guide
  • A bottle of pure drinking water 1 liter per person daily


Packages Excludes

  • Accommodation on the arrival and last day in Dar es Salaam
  • Breakfast and lunch in Iringa
  • Tips/Gratuity for the driver guide
  • Travellers’ medical insurance
  • Items of the personal nature



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