Ruaha National Park - Tanzania 2016
Optional Extra: 4 Day Ruaha Safari
Dates: 2 September - 5 september
Day 1 ARRIVE IN RUAHA NATIONAL PARK
Fly from Katavi airstrip in a private shared charter (13 Seater Cessna Caravan). You will be dropped off at Jongomero airstrip in Ruaha National Park and transferred to your lodge. Enjoy lunch and an afternoon game drive. Return to the lodge for dinner under the stars. Accommodation is provided at Jongomero Lodge.All meals included.
Days 2 & 3 GAME DRIVES & BUSH DINNERS
After breakfast, head out into the bush as you explore this beautiful area of Ruaha National Park. You will lose no time in the morning to get to a fresh kill or see predators hunting. Follow hunts as they develop and watch the game go about its business in this unspoilt and undiscovered wilderness. The largest elephant population in East Africa is in Ruaha National Park and you’ll see plenty of giant tuskers dust bathing, crossing the river systems which bisect the park, and gathering in enormous herds. You can see cheetah, hyena, lion and leopard, and along with the normal plains game of zebra, buffalo, giraffe, impala, grants gazelle, bushbuck, waterbuck and kudu… you’ll also see oribi, clipspringer, roan and sable. Plentiful game so keep your cameras on hand for amazing photos and memories to last a lifetime. Return to camp each evening for sundowners and a hearty bush dinner. Accommodation is provided at Jongomero Lodge – All meals included.
Day 4 RETURN TO DAR ES SALAAM
Today after a final breakfast in the bush, and a last game drive en route to the airstrip, you will meet your scheduled flight back to Dar es Salaam.
accommodation: Ruaha National Park – Jongomero Lodge
Positioned on one of the meanders of the Jongomero sand river bed, with an inviting lounge and bar, and a pool with a view into the bush. Accommodation at Jongomero comprises eight large and well-appointed tented suites, built on raised wooden platforms, with thatched roofs. Each has a spacious private veranda which overlooks the riverbed.
price: $2999 / £2097
Single supplement $710 / £496
Safari Price Includes:
Meals and camp accommodation as specified in safari itinerary. Private charter flight to Jongomero airstrip. Shared scheduled flight to Dar Es Salaam as specified. Daily Park entrance fees, Concession, guide and activity fees. Tea, coffee, bottled water and laundry services. Airport transfers.
Travel insurance, visas and items of a personal nature. Alcoholic drinks (available and payable in cash at the lodges). Extra activities not described (walking safaris, boat safaris, fishing trips)
ABOUT RUAHA NATIONAL PARK
Size: 10,300 sq km (3,980 sq miles), Tanzania's second biggest park.
Location: Central Southern Tanzania, 128km (80 miles) west of Iringa
There's no need to seek out the Tanzania Safari wildlife in Tanzania's second biggest National Park. The moment your plane touches down, a line of zebras parade across the runway, and a leggy giraffe races through the distance past the baobab trees. Your Tanzania Safari has begun!
The largest elephant population of any East African national park, numbering approximately 10,000, amble through the landscape along the banks of the Great Ruaha River. This rugged wilderness is the best place to spot impala and waterbuck as they risk their lives for a sip of water as they're stalked by lions, cheetahs and leopards. Striped and spotted hyenas hang around, waiting to clear up after the kill, and if it's antelopes you're interested in, Ruaha has the whole Tanzania Safari range, from Grant's gazelles and lesser kudus, to sable and roan antelope, and the corkscrew-horned Greater Kudu.
Ruaha is one of the best kept secrets in Tanzania Safari circles, and with less than a fifth of the number of tourists who flock to Serengeti, you'll have the place almost to yourself on an isolated and exhilerating Tanzania Safari.