Southern Ruaha Safari

East Africa, Tanzania

6 Days | from $3,360 per person


Explore the wild parks and reserves of remote Southern Tanzania. First fly to Mikumi National Park and the famous game reserve Selous you then continue to Ruaha, for 3 nights at the amazing Rhuah River Lodge. These spectacular settings are very remote and offer a perfect combination of seclusion and wildlife viewing. This safari is led by local resident guides who have an intimate knowledge of the game areas you will visit.

Mikumi National Park | Ruaha National Park

Mikumi National Park

Situated just 300 kilometres away from the capital, Mikumi is Tanzania’s fourth largest park and one of its most accessible national parks, composed of low-lying wetlands flanked by mountains on either side. A diverse menagerie of wildlife exists within the park’s 3230-square-kilometre area, including lions, buffalo, buck, civet, crocodiles, snakes, lizards, hippos, zebras and even packs of wild dogs, seldom seen in other parts of the continent. The floodplain also supports over 400 species of bird, both resident, and migratory species. Visitors can look forward to a variety of activities including wildlife viewing, bird watching, visiting the educational and research centre and view the massive collection of baobabs near Mbuyuni.

Ruaha National Park

Following its recent expansion, Ruaha is currently East Africa’s biggest national park and the second-largest on the African continent. It is also Tanzania’s most sizeable elephant haven and home to a profusion of bird species, including kingfishers, plovers, egrets, hornbills and sunbirds. Crocodiles and hippos thrive in the Great Ruaha River, which flows along the sanctuary’s eastern border and in the dry season between July and November, animals flock to the last remaining water sources, presenting an exceptional wildlife spectacle. There are a number of accommodation options available but some close for the wet season in March and April.