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Ruaha National Park Tanzania

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Ruaha National Park Tanzania

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Ruaha National Park is found in Tanzania which lies in the eastern region of the African continent along geographical co-ordinates of 07o30’S 35o00’E. Ruaha National Park is found in the central part of Tanzania and it is bordered by Rungwa and Kizigo game reserves in the north west, Usungu game reserve in the south west and areas like Mtera reservoir in the north east, Chikuyu in the north and Idodi and Madibira in the south.

Ruaha National Park came into existence in 1910 when then then German colonialists of Tanzania gazatted the land as a game reserve which they named Saba game reserve, when the British took over Tanganyika after the 1st world war, in 1946, they decided to change the name of the game reserve to Rungwa game reserve and finally in 1964, after Tanzania had gained independence, the Tanzanian government decided to curve out a portion of the Rungwa game reserve in the south east and elevated it to the national park status which they named Ruaha National Park after the great Ruaha river that flows along the south eastern end of the park. Ruaha National Park and all the surrounding game reserve of Usungu, the Mbomipa wildlife management area and all the other important eco systems such as wetlands that were added to the park in 2008 make Ruaha National Park the biggest national park in Tanzania covering a land area of about 20226sqkm or 7809sqmiles. Ruaha national park is still part of the greater conservation area in central Tanzania that stretches to about 45000sqkm or 17000sqmiles which includes other game reserves such as Rungwa, Kizigo and Muhesi.

Ruaha National Park features attractions like some of the biggest elephant herds, cape buffaloes are many here, giraffes, hippos, plain zebras, lions, African wild dogs, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas. It hosts also about 450 bird species and these include tanazanian red billed hornbill, spur winged goose, giant kingfisher, African fish eagle, ashy starling, black billed bustard, crested barbet, eleonora’s falcon, emerald spooted wood dove, goliath heron, Namaqua dove, southern ground hornbill, white billed go-away bird, yellow collared love bird.

Ruaha National Park experiences a dry tropical savannah climate that is characterized by short grasslands, short scattered trees and hot temperatures. Ruaha National Park experiences one rainy season that extends from November- may. During this extended rainy season, the rains are usually in the afternoon and the temperatures range from a minimum of 18oc or 64of normally during night and the maximum is reached during afternoon hours with temperatures ranging between 30-38oc or 85o-100of. The dry season starts at the end of may and will last until late October or early November and during this time Ruaha experiences little or no rains with temperatures from a minimum of 17oc or 63of usually at night and a maximum of 28oc or 82of during day time which is also sunny with clear skies.

Attractions in Ruaha National Park in Tanzania

Ruaha National Park features attractions like some of the biggest elephant herds, cape buffaloes are many here, giraffes, hippos, plain zebras, lions, African wild dogs, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas. It hosts also about 450 bird species and these include tanazanian red billed hornbill, spur winged goose, giant kingfisher, African fish eagle, ashy starling, black billed bustard, crested barbet, eleonora’s falcon, emerald spooted wood dove, goliath heron, Namaqua dove, southern ground hornbill, white billed go-away bird, yellow collared love bird.

African bush elephants in Lake manyara national park

African bush elephants; African elephants are the largest land mammals in the world with a male elephant weighing in at 4,700-6,048kg or 10,362-13,334Ib and a shoulder height of 3.2-4.0m or 10.5-13.1ft while their female counterparts weigh in at 2,160-3,232kg or 4,762-7,125Ib and a shoulder height of 2.2-2.6m or 7.2-8.5ft. these land giants have 24 teeth in their mouths and usually lose their teeth 4-6 times in their life time which lies between 60-70 years. What sets these land giants apart from the rest of crowd is their elongated tusks which are in fact their second set of incisors. This means that the tusks are very strong as they are used to up root trees and also as weapons they use while fighting. The tusks weigh between 23-45 kg or 55-99Ib with a length of 1.5-2.4m or 5-8 ft. elephants usually live in groups called families which comprise of 10 or more closely related females with their calves and each of these families is led by an older female called a matriarch. Elephants have the ability to distinguish and communicate with each other using low frequency infrasonic calls.  With a body mass that is compared to nothing else on land, African elephants have to feed on an average of 450 kg or 992Ib of foliage to sustain their huge bodies and also drink to over 50 liters of water per day. In fact, these elephants have the ability to smell water to up to 20 km or 12miles away. Elephants have an exposed skin so in order to control over heating of their body, they flap their big ears so as to carry away the heat or bathe in water ponds. It is believed that when an elephant flaps its ears, it can lose about 10oF of heat hence always staying cool even in the hottest temperatures. They also employ their elongated trunk to carry water and pour it over their ears to try and cool themselves. These land giants have very thin hairs around body parts such as eyes and noses and these are mainly for ensuring that germs and other bacteria don’t find it easy to enter the elephant’s body through these parts. The elephant trunk is a master piece of creation as it is equipped with 40000 muscles which is way more than an entire human body has at only 639 muscles. This makes the trunks a very strong and agile part of the elephant that can do many things. The elephant trunk is also used for breathing, snorkeling and also as an extended arm for holding, lifting or pushing anything they want to carry.  A female elephant reaches sexual maturity at the age of 10-12 years and can reproduce after every 3-6 years throughout its lifetime. All elephants have a very poor metabolism and that’s why they eat a lot of food but ¾ of it will come out of the elephants undigested as dung. Due to the poor metabolic system, elephant calves have been recorded doing something bizarre and that is eating dung that has been passed out by their mothers but this is all because elephant calves can’t process raw grass hence, they have to resort to eating pre-processed food that has been passed out as dung. They have a gestation period of up to 22 months being the longest in all land mammals. Just like humans and apes, elephants are also highly intelligent species with a brain that weighs about 5kg or 11Ib which about 4 times heavier than that of human making it the heaviest brain of any land mammal. With such a brain, these land giants are believed to exhibit character traits like grief, learning, sense of humor, compassion, self-awareness, a very strong and vivid memory, play and use of tools and possibly a language.

Lions in Katavi National Park Tanzania

Lions; These can be frequently sighted in Ruaha National Park. Lions are part of the big cate family and are muscular, deep chested with rounded heads. Most of the African lion males can distinguished from their females by the presence of a mane around the necks and heads of male African lions which is clearly absent in females but there quite many cases in Africa where the males also don’t have a mane or have a very short and thin one. The male lions are usually bigger than the females but their sizes vary according to location. In east Africa, adult female lions have a body length of 160-184cm or 63-72in weighing in at 119.5kg or 263Ib on average while the adult males have a body length of 184-208cm or 72-82in weighing in at 174.9kg or 386Ib on average. Lions are social animals who live in groups called prides. A pride is always led by a dominant male and their highly territorial animals controlling vast expanses that are strategic with a lot of prey and water. Male dominant lions are responsible for protecting the pride and they will fight off other male invaders, in case the dominant male is defeated by the invading lions, the victor lions will kill off all the cubs that are off springs to the defeated dominant male as a way of ending its blood lineage.  Lions are carnivores and are at the top of the food chain feeding on almost all browsers and grazers within their domain due to their ability to hunt as a pride and carry out well coordinated and planned attacks which enables them to take down prey that can even be between 2-4 times bigger than them such as zebras, elephants and buffaloes. Lions usually hunt at night because of their well-developed sense of sight especially at night where their vision is almost 6 times better than that of humans due to the presence of white patches around their eyes which enable them to absorb even the smallest amount of light available during the cover of darkness. Hunting among lions is an affair carried out by female lions mostly and juvenile males and when a kill has been made by the lionesses in a pride, it’s always the dominant male lion who will eat first up to his fill then the rest of the pride will feed on what has remained after the he has finished eating. They have a gestation period of 97 days and a life span of about 10-14 years.

Hippopotami in Katavi National Park Tanzania

Hippopotami; Hippos in Ruaha National Park are commonly seen in Ruaha river. Hippos are large animals only behind the African elephant that can weigh anywhere between 1300-1500kg or 2870-3310ib for both sexes. The hippos are semi aquatic as they both live on land and in water. Hippos are herbivores animals can come on land in the evening to graze, they can be easily identified basing on barrel shaped body, short legs and long muzzles or mouths, their body is hairless with a purplish gray to blue black color which is also thick about 2in or 6cm. due to lack of body hairs, hippos secret an element that is reddish orange to brown to act as a protective layer both from the scotching sun and bacterial infection. This phenomenon is referred to as “blood sweating” hippos have a very powerful jaw which can open as wide as 180o and its filled with monstrous teeth with their incisors growing up to 40cm or 1ft4in and canines growing up to 50cm or 1ft8in. despite their short legs and big sizes hippos can burst to 30km/hr in short distances. Hippos are highly territorial while in water but not on land, they have a gestation period of 243days and can live up to 40-50 years.

Cape buffalo in kilimanjaro national park

Giraffe; Masai giraffe can be distinguished from other giraffe sub species from their star-like stamped patches which are irregular and become darker especially in males as they age. The Masai giraffe is generally brown in colour with several shades of colour which can range from dried oak to orange and cream. The lower parts of their limbs are sticky like or very skinny but the upper parts of these limbs are study so as to support their massive weight. The giraffes have a unique walking pattern where as they have the ability to move both the front and hind limbs of one side of the body at once and then counter balance it by moving their long neck in the opposite direction. The adult male giraffe has an average height of 4.3-5.7m or 14.1-18.7ft and weighs in at 1192kg or 2628ib while an adult female weighs in at 828kg or 1825ib hence showing sexual dimorphism amongst giraffes. The giraffe also has a long tongue that is measured at an average of 45cm or 18in and it has a purplish black color which is believed to protect it from sunburns. The massai giraffes have the longest tail among all land mammals which measures up to 3.3ft long. Due to their big body mass giraffes also have a massive heart that weighs up to 5ibs so as to pump 60 litres of blood needed to move around the giraffe’s body in just one minute.  Giraffes also have the ability to sleep while standing and even when they lie down, they will put their long neck on their hip. The Masai giraffe are completely herbivores and spend their biggest part of the day about 16-20 hours feeding so as to satisfy their big appetites. The giraffe has a gestation period of 14-15 months and the birth period is between 1-6 hours after which a single calf is born and the mother will give birth while standing hence the calf will have to be ready for a rough landing when it comes out. The calves are born almost ready to walk because it takes a calf between 20 minutes – 1 hour to start walking. Masai giraffes have a life span of up to 25 years in their natural habitat.

Cheetahs in Katavi National Park Tanzania

Cheetahs; Cheetahs are the world’s fastest animals with the ability to accelerate up to 100-120km/hr in short circuits of about 100m or 330ft and this is all possible because the cheetah has its body built for speed in the following ways: the cheetah has a slender body, small rounded head which makes it perfectly aero dynamic with low air resistance, and long thin legs to give it big and quick strides and long flexible tail for stability during high speed chase. The cheetah is the smallest of all big cats and its usually confused with the leopards but here are some striking and distinctive features that separate the 2 cats from one another; the cheetah has small solid black spots on its body unlike the leopard which has large rosettes, the cheetah has black eye streaks or tear marks on its face but the leopard lacks these features on its face. The leopard has a body length 112-150cm or 44-59in with an average shoulder height of 70-90cm or 22-28in and an average body weight of 21-72kg or 46-159Ib. This therefore makes a cheetah taller and heavier than a leopard in terms of body size. The cheetah has its coat colored in a yellowish or rufous greyish white with nearly 2000 solid black spots. The leopards can be distinctively identified using the pattern of their black spots which is unique to each cheetah just like finger prints are in humans. Cheetahs have a set of 8 teeth with mostly canines which makes them a perfect predator for crushing the wind pipes of their prey which usually consists of animals like gazelles, Uganda kobs, kiplisingers and impalas. The cheetahs have a gestation period of about 95days and a life span of 10-12 years in their natural habitat.

Hyenas in katavi national park tanzania

Hyenas; Hyenas feature in many of our savannah plains national parks and Ruaha National Park is no exception to this canine hunter. Hyenas are closely related to canines in terms of behavior and body structure as both hyenas and other canines kill most of their prey using their teeth than their claws. They have a wolf like body structure with their fore limbs being longer than the hind limbs and the entire hind quarters are visibly lower and the back slopes downwards towards their rumps. There are two different species of hyenas i.e. spotted hyenas and striped hyenas. Hyenas can be identified from their body structure that is they have large ears, they have thick fur that is coarse and sparse and poorly developed on their underbelly. Spotted hyena exhibits sexual dimorphism with males being large than females while striped hyenas exhibit reversed sexual dimorphism with females being larger than males. Spotted hyenas are more of hunters while striped hyenas like to scavenge from kills made by other predators. Even though in human society, hyenas are depicted as cowardly animals, this isn’t entirely true as these animals have been widely documented chasing off big and fierce predators like lions and leopards from their kills and have the kill for themselves, this doesn’t strike as an act of cowardice by any means. Usually hyenas are nocturnal animals but they have can also be seen in the morning hours doing their hunting and stocking rounds. Hyenas have a set of 9 teeth comprising of mainly canines.

African wild dog in katavi national park tanzania

African wild dog; An African wild dog is also called the painted hunting dog or painted wolf or African hunting dog. The African wild dog belongs to the canids group and it is the largest member of this group in Africa has been named as part of Africa’s big 7 game due to their super predatory instincts. African wild dogs are animals that are highly social animals and they live in groups. The wild dogs are the heaviest of the African canids group animals, they have a coat that has bristle hairs with no underfur, their coat is predominantly black with small yellow and white patches. The African dogs have a black muzzle that turns brown on the cheeks, they have a white color pattern on their fore region of the legs. The tail is white at the tip, black in the middle and brown at the base. These African dogs have a shoulder height of 60-75cm or 24-30in, a body length of 71-112cm or 28-44in and a tail that measures 29-41cm or 11-16in. these dogs have an average body weight of 20-25kg or 44-55ib but these dogs exhibit sexual dimorphism were the females are slightly smaller than their male counter parts 3-7%. The African dogs are highly social animals that live and hunt in packs that ranges from 4-30 individuals. Both male and female wild dog have separate social dominance hierarchies.  The male hierarchy is usually led by the oldest male but it may also be overthrown by younger males. Unlike in other mammal species where the males leave the natal group after attaining sexual maturity, amongst the wild dogs, it’s the other way round as the females are the ones which leave the natal group after attaining sexual maturity and will at times chase away the other females they find in the new groups they have joined. The wild dogs are carnivores and entirely feed on flesh. These dogs are formidable super athletes which can run a marathon as they have the stamina to chase their prey at a constant speed of about 66 km per hour or 41miles/hour for over 10-60minutes which always tires out the prey hence being caught after a chase for about 2km. The wild dogs exhibit a rare character after catching their prey, where they might not kill it before eating it but rather start eating it while it’s still alive until the prey succumbs to its injuries inflicted by these dogs. These dogs surprisingly have a higher kill rate success compared to formidable hunters such as lions and leopards. These dogs can hunt from small antelopes to larger ones like wildebeests. Small prey takes wild dogs a short time to kill normally 3-5 minutes as they use a strategy of blocking their escape routes before ambushing them, large prey is hunted by these dogs by creating panic to the group or herd of prey they then isolate one individual prey and chase it until it gets tired. Wild dogs have a gestation period of about 69-73days after which they can give birth to a litter of 6-12 puppies. Since they give birth to so many puppies which makes feeding them by the group difficult, it’s only the dominant females in a group that have to give birth hence when other females in a group give birth, the dominant female is likely to kill their puppies. The puppies will join the hunting party when aged 8-10 weeks old.

Leopards in Lake manyara national park

Leopards; Leopards are some of the big cat family predators that roam the plains of Ruaha national park and they are at the top of the food chain together. Leopards are usually taken to be the same with cheetahs but they are completely different as cheetahs have tear marks on their faces small round spots while leopards have no this distinctive mark on their faces and have larger rosettes on their body. The skin color of leopards’ ranges from pale yellow to golden or yellowish brown with rosettes and this enables these super predators to camouflage so that they can stalk their prey without ever being noticed. Male leopards are muscular with short limbs and a broad head, the males have an average shoulder height of 60-70cm or 24-28in and weigh in at 37-90kg while the females have an average shoulder height of57-64cm or 22-25in and weigh in between26-60kg. the cheetah has a very long tail that’s white tipped with a length of 60-100cm or 24-39in and this enables the leopards make quick sharp turns at high speed while on a chase. Leopards can sometimes have black color and this is caused by melanism which is a recessive gene in these animals and when a leopard is having this phenomenon, it turns from being called a leopard to a black panther. Leopards are usually solitary animals and they have a gestation period of 90-105 days and can live in their natural habitat for 12-17 years.

Birds in Ruaha National Park in Tanzania

Ruaha National Park boosts of over 450 bird species and these include Tanzanian red billed hornbill, spur winged goose, giant kingfisher, African fish eagle, ashy starling, black billed bustard, crested barbet, eleonora’s falcon, emerald spooted wood dove, goliath heron, Namaqua dove, southern ground hornbill, white billed go-away bird, yellow collared love bird.

Yellow collared lovebird

Yellow collared lovebird; The yellow colored lovebird is also called the masked loved bird or eye ringed lovebird. This is a small green parrot that has a body length of 14.5ft or 5.5in. this bird has a green back and wings with a black head and bright red beak. The eye ringed love bird has a white ring around its eye and it has a yellow collar that extends to the nape of the neck. The bird is quite less aggressive than the perch faced lovebird hence it can easily be kept by humans as pets. The yellow colored lovebird has faced mutations in some parts of the world to form mutated genes products such as blue, colbalt and olive color mutations.

Tanzanian red billed hornbill

Tanzanian red billed hornbill; This bird has a curved bright red bill, they have a dark black patch around their eyes. Their face, throat, neck, breast and belly are colored white, the upper body parts are black with many small and big white spots. These birds have long tail feathers that are colored black on the upper side and white on the interior, their legs are grey black. They a body length of 42-48cm and n average body weight of 200g. they make a sound call of a series of loud accelerating clucking notes that are similar to those of T. erythrorhynchus.

Capped wheatear

Ashy starling; Ashy starling has a black bill and feet, its plumage is mostly ashy grey that is supplement by an oily green color on its tail feathers and primary flight feathers. This bird has a black side face around the eyes. The ashy starling is a medium sized slender bird with a body length of 30cm and an average body weight between 55-66g. its diet mainly comprises of insects such as grasshoppers and termites but it also feeds on fruits.

Eastern double collared sunbird

Eastern double collared sunbird; This is a small bird where the adult male has a metallic green upper parts with dark wings and tail, it also has a red breast and olive underparts. Its beak and legs are black. The adult female on the other hand has an olive brown upper parts with a yellow green underparts and brown wings. These birds are lone feeders or do it in pairs. They feed mainly on nector, insects and seeds.

Ashy starling

Egyptian vulture; An adult Egyptian vulture has a body length of 47-65cm or 19-26in. The adult is white with black flight feathers. They have black bill. The facial skin is yellow and un feathered down to the throat. The young Egyptian vultures are blackish or chocolate brown with black and white patches.

Crested barbet

Crested barbet; This is very colorful barbet as its plumage is heavily colored. It has a yellow head while its face is speckled with red and yellow colors and has a black crest. Its belly, breast area is mainly yellow with red speckles though it has a distinctive broad black band around its neck area. Its upper body parts and wings are black with white feathers and it has red markings at the end of its body. The exterior tail feathers are colored black with markings and a white tip. The crested barbets have a body length of 22-23cm and an average body weight of 57-85g. their sound call is distinctive with a “trilling di-di-di” song with 10-17 notes. They mainly feed on fruits and seeds such as guavas fig and berries, sometimes they also feed on insects such as grasshoppers and locusts beetles and wasps.

White bellied go-away bird

White bellied go-away bird; It has a body length of 50cm with a long tail of 24-25cm. They have reversed sexual dimorphism with males weighing 170-225g while females weigh 225-250g. the adult bird is grey with a white belly and under tail coverts are also white. They have a stiff pointed long grey crown of about 60mm. this bird is quite vocal making mainly short nasal calls.

Black belled bustards

Black belled bustards; The male black bellied bustard has a body length of 60cm and can weigh between 1.8-2.7kg while females have a body length of 60cm and weigh up to 1.4kg. This bird has a greyish white face with large dark arrow shaped blotches and a brown tail with 4 thin dark bars. The upper parts of this bird are tawny buff.

African fish eagle

African fish eagle; The African fish eagle is a large bird of prey that has a body weight of about 3.2-3.6kg or 7.1-7.9ib in females while males weigh less around 2.0-2.5kg or 4.4-5.5ib hence a sexual dimorphism being realized among these birds. The females have a wing span of 2.4m or 7.9ft while males have a wing span of 2m or 6.6ft. These birds have largely brown plumage with a snow-white head and breast area while its face is yellow and its feet are yellow as well. Its beak is strong curved and black in colour designed to tear or decapitate its victims. The talons of the fish eagle are black, strong and hooked and have been specifically designed to hold firmly slippery prey like fish. this eagle has brown eyes and its vision superb as its capable of sighting fish underwater and make a right timing to dash and grab it using its powerful talons. These eagles are monogamous breeders who mate for life, the 2 breeding birds build a nest together and this nest can be re used hence it can be built to reach a diameter of 2m or 6ft with a depth of 1.2m or 3.9ft and these nests are built on large tree tops using sticks. The females usually lay a clutch of 1-3 eggs and this incubated for about 40-45 days by mostly the male breeder as the female usually does the hunting. The hatchlings fully fledge at around 70-75days. These birds mainly feed on aquatic food like fish but can also feed on other things like small lizards, baby crocodiles, frogs, water birds like less and greater flamingos and small mammals like hyraxes and monkeys. These birds have a life span of about 12-24 years in their natural habitat.

Activities in Ruaha National Park in Tanzania

Ruaha National Park has an array of activities and these include game drives, birding, nature walks

game drives in Ruaha National Park Tanzania

Game drives; Ruaha national park is home to a variety of mammal species which include lions giraffe, cape buffaloes, zebras, leopards, cheetahs, wild dogs, lesser kudus. This park is home to one of the biggest elephant populations on the African continent and this makes it a prime destination to get personal and close to these land giants. All these and more make Ruaha National Park a very viable option for a game drive experience.

African fish eagle

Birding; Ruaha National Park is home to about 450 bird species such as kori bustard, southern ground hornbill, Tanzanian red billed hornbill, spur winged goose, giant kingfisher, African fish eagle, ashy starling, black billed bustard, crested barbet, eleonora’s falcon, emerald spooted wood dove, goliath heron, Namaqua dove, southern ground hornbill, white billed go-away bird. All these and more make it an interesting destination any birder shouldn’t miss out while on African safari.

Nature walks in Ruaha National Park Tanzania

Nature walks; Nature walks give you an interesting perspective as you get to explore this African wilderness up close and at point blank range. This enables you to appreciate more of the tiny creatures that can easily be missed out or overlooked while on a safari drive inside the park. Nature walks can be the best way to do birding asyou can easily get close to the unsuspecting bird species which are normally shy and will easily fly away on hearing the reeving engine of a 4×4 off road wheeler getting close to them.

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Accessing Ruaha National Park in Tanzania

Ruaha National Park can be accessed by both of road and air transport

Road transport

Ruaha National Park lies about 130km or 81miles west from Iringa town in central Tanzania. If you are to do a road trip from Dar es salaam city, then Ruaha National park lies about a 10-hour drive away and this journey can be broken into 2 with a stopover in Mikumi National Park. From Mikumi National Park, Ruaha National Park lies 320km or 200miles away which take you up to a 5-hour drive. The drive to Ruaha National Park is mainly on dirt bump road so you will have to endure a long African massage feeling along this bumpy road.

Air transport

International flights in Tanzania are mostly received at Kilimanjaro international airport in Arusha and Julius Nyerere airport outside Dar es salaam. From any of these airports you can easily get a domestic that can fly you to Ruaha National Park and these will land you at Msembe airstrip around Msembe park headquarters or Jongomeru airstrip near the Jongomeru ranger post. Some of the domestic airlines that fly to Ruaha Natonal Park include coastal aviation.

International Airlines that have flights to Tanzania airports include

Brussels airlines Fly emirates

British airways

Ethiopian airways

RwandAir

Turkish airways

Condor

KLM Airlines

Kenya airways Qatar arways

Fly emirates

British airways

Ethiopian airways

RwandAir

Turkish airways

Condor

Best Time to Visit Ruaha National Park

Ruaha National Park can be visited throughout the year with the most convenient time being the dry season between June- October when all the dirt roads in park are navigable.

Accommodations/safari lodges/hotels in Ruaha National Park in Tanzania

ruaha hilltop lodge

ruaha hilltop lodge; 5km from tungamalenga village and 42-km from ruaha national park. 18 rooms that come in double and family occupancy. all rooms come with a private bathroom free toiletries and private terraces. restaurant, bar, lounge area, laundry services, free wi-fii, daily house keeping. prices range around 160$

 

mabati makali lodge & camp site

mabati makali lodge & camp site; located in idodi. 8 rooms that come in double and family occupancy and an option of outside Camping tents. all rooms come with private bathrooms except for the outside camp tents that use utside bathrooms and toilets. prices range around 216-335$

new Dodoma hotel

new Dodoma hotel; 77-minute drive to selous game reserve. 91 rooms that come in single double and family occupancy. all rooms have private bathrooms minibars flat screen tvs with satellite cable channels. restaurant, free wi-fii, well stocked bar, lounge area, laundry services, out door swimmimng pool. prices range from 47-175$

ruaha river lodge

ruaha river lodge; located inside the ruaha national park. 24 stone chalets that come in double occupancy. all rooms come with a private bathroom sitting area and writing desk private terrace. restaurant, well stocked bar, lounge area, free wi-fii, laundry service

jongomero camp

jongomero camp; lies along jongomero seasonal river. 8 luxury tents that ome in double occupancy. all tents come with a private bathrooms with free toiletries and a priuivate patio. restaurant, bar, lounge area, free wi-fii, out door swimmimng pool

 

kwihala camp asilia africa

kwihala camp asilia africa; geographical co-ordinates of 7o35’26.52”S 34o50’14.61”E. 6 bedroom luxury camp that comes in double occupancy. all bedrooms come with private bathrooms. restaurant, Bar, lounge area, free wi-fii, laundry services

 

tandala tented camp

tandala tented camp; less than 2-hour drive from Iringa. 11elevated luxury tents that come in double and family occupancy. all tents come with a private bathroom with a large siting area. restaurant, lounge area, well stocked bar, swimming pool, free wi-fii

 

kichaka lodge

kichaka lodge; all rooms can only accommodate 6 guests maximum for a maximum exclusive experience. all rooms come with a private bathroom and a large veranda. restaurant, lounge area, free wi-fii, well stocked bar, camp fire. prices is 885$ per person per night

 

mwagusi camp

mwagusi camp; numerous guestrooms that come in double and triple occupancy. all rooms come with a private bathroom and a veranda. restaurant, lounge area, free wi-fii, well stocked bar, camp fire

 

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The geography of Tanzania is indeed amazing. The country features two extreme points on the African Continent including Africa’s highest point / altitude on Kilimanjaro Mountain 5,895m and the Africa’s lowest point in Lake Tanganyika 352m below sea level.

2 Days Tanzania Safari to Lake Manyara National Park

The 2 Days Tanzania Safari to Lake Manyara National Park is a short Tanzanian Safari package that commence and ends in Arusha. Lake Manyara National Park is well known for its counts of tree climbing lions only second to the Ishasha sector of Uganda in the whole of Africa. Read More

2 Days Tanzania Safari to Ngorongoro National Park

The 2 Days Tanzania Safari to Ngorongoro National Park is one of the rewarding short safaris in Tanzania offering the opportunity of viewing one of the Africa’s seven natural wonders. The safari commences and ends in Arusha and includes the extensive game drive on the crater floor where the chances of viewing Maasai lions, elephants, Buffaloes among other wildlife exist. Read More

2 Days Tanzania Safari to Tarangire National Park

The 2 Days Tanzania Safari to Tarangire National Park / 2 Days Tarangire Safari in Tanzania is a short wildlife safari in Tanzania starting and ending in Arusha. Tarangire is one of the famous National Parks of Tanzania with its unique Boabab trees. Read More

3 Days Tanzania Safari to Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara National Park

The 3 Days Tanzania Wildlife Safari to Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara National Park presents an opportunity to explore two of the popular destinations in the country. Ngorongoro Crater stands as the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera. Read More

3 Days Tanzania Wildlife Safari to Serengeti National Park

The 3 Days Tanzania wildlife Safari to Serengeti National Park involves a return flight from Arusha and is primarily centered on extensive wild game viewing. Read More

5 Days Tanzania Safari to Lake Manyara, Serengeti & Ngorongoro

The 5 Days Tanzania Wildlife Safari commences and ends in Arusha Tanzania taking you to the destinations of Lake Manyara National Park with the views of the Flamingoes and Tree climbing lions, Serengeti National Park. Read More

5 Days Wildlife safari in Tanzania

The 5 Days Wildlife Safari in Tanzania presents an opportunity to explore the verdant wild game of Tanzania including the Big five namely lions including tree climbing lions in Lake Manyara National Park, elephants, the Buffaloes, Leopards and Rhinos, other wild game. Read More

6 Days Kilimanjaro Climbing Adventure – Machame Route (Whiskey Route)

This is Mountain Climbing; it is the opportunity to climb to the roof of Africa, 5,895m above sea level. Mt. Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa located in the North East of Tanzania, with the summit covered by permanent snow. The Machame Route has no huts but instead camping sites with toilet facilities are available. Read More

6 Days Tanzania Safari Tour

The 6 Days Tanzania Safari Tour takes you through the Tanzania’s famous destinations of Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro crater. Read More

6 Days Wildlife Safari in Tanzania

The 6 Days Wildlife Safari in Tanzania commences and ends in Arusha Tanzania taking you to the famous destination of Arusha National Park, the Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National Park. It is a combination of extensive African wild game, the lush flora and magical landscape generating lifetime Africa Safari memories. Read More

7 Days Tanzania Wildlife Safari

The 7 Days Tanzania Wildlife Safari starts and ends in Arusha featuring extensive exploration of Serengeti National Park. The safari also takes you to Lake Manyara National Park famous for its tree climbing lions, Ngorongoro Crater standing as the world’s largest inactive intact caldera and Tarangire National Park known for its Boabab trees and population of elephants. Read More

10 Days Tanzania Northern Circuit Wildlife & Birding Safari

The 10 Days Tanzania Northern Circuit Wildlife & Birding Safari centers on both extensive wild game viewing in the beautiful savannah habitats of Tanzania and Bird watching. Commencing and ending at Arusha Airport, the main destinations featured include; Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park. Read More

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