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: Iringa – Ruaha National Park

The Ruaha Safari start by picking you up from the hotel in Iringa Town early morning for the journey to Ruaha National Park with packed lunch. As you arrive Ruaha proceed with the game drive in different areas of the park. 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
Breakfast, depart for the sunrise game drive. During this hours of the day most predators such as lions and leopard are still active so you can easily spot them. After some hours of game drives drive back to the lodge for lunch then pack your luggage and depart to Iringa.

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Ruaha Budget Safari Price:

Number of Pax 2 pax 3 pax  4 pax 5 pax
Price Per Person US $ 890 US $ 700 US $ 650 US $ 580

Single person supplement is US $ 570


Package includes

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

Tips/Gratuity for the driver guide

Travellers’ medical insurance

Items of the personal nature



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