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Being the second largest park in Tanzania it is surprising that it is also one of the countries lesser known parks.  The vastness and remoteness of this amazing area is what make Ruaha National Park so special.

The life blood of the park is the Ruaha River which is a massive flood of water during the rainy season and then during the drier, harsher months it is nothing but a trickle with a few pools which are home to hippos.  The game viewing is excellent and includes huge herds of elephants - some herds being the largest in East Africa.  The park is also home to some lesser known or seen animals like the Roan and Sable antelope who enjoy the more dry, open woodland areas.

Even though the park is so remote, it is accessible from Dar es Salaam by scheduled or charter flights and very much worth a visit for those who enjoy the more adventurous and active side of an African safari.



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Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:

Classic Southern Tanzania

Nights: 8 | from £4,330pp

Track thrilling African wildlife in solitude on a safari circuit for connoisseurs, visiting two of Tanzania’s most beautiful and game-rich parks – but... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Luxury Small Group Journey - Tanzania Safari in Style 2017

Nights: 7 | from £5,995pp

Embark on an authentic Tanzanian safari adventure, with wildlife opportunities in Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti, and stay in luxurious... Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

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Luxury Small Group Journey - Climb Kilimanjaro: Summiting the Machame Route

Nights: 8 | from £3,725pp

Ascend soaring Mount Kilimanjaro with more days to acclimatize and an excellent summit rate thanks to your A&K team, viewing highland montane, volcanic... Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

Adventure & Culture

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Remote Western Tanzania: Mahale and Katavi

Nights: 8 | from £5,435pp

An off-the-beaten track safari which takes you to one of Tanzania’s most remote but wildlife-rich National Parks and on to Mahale for the privilege of... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

Safari & Wildlife

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Kilimanjaro - Machame Route

Nights: 9 | from £4,979pp

A 9 night trip to climb and summit Kilimanjaro travelling up the Machame Route with an expert guide to assist along the way. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Jongomero Camp

Located in the heart of Ruaha National Park, lies the beautiful Jongomero Camp. Eight large tented suites are spread out over the edge of the sand river... Find out more

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Mwagusi Safari Lodge

The best of game viewing can be experienced on foot or on game drive in specially adapted open sided vehicles. All vehicles are equipped with reference... Find out more

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Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti

Tanzania

Stay 4 nights and pay for 3 nights
Stay four nights at Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti and only pay for three nights, a great way to extend your stay in the Serengeti. Valid for travel from the 1st September to 21st December 2016. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.

Family Holidays | Safari & Wildlife

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The Residence, Zanzibar

Tanzania

Save up to 35%
Stay at The Residence on Zanzibar between now and the 6th January 2018 and receive a 35% discount if you book before the 31st March 2017. Minimum 3 night stay. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.

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Fly to

Kilimanjaro (for Northern Tanzania), Dar es Salaam via Nairobi (for Selous, Ruaha, Zanzibar)

Flying time

11 hours 30 minutes including transit stop

Time difference

GMT +3 hours

Visas

Required for UK passport holders

Health requirements

Yellow fever certificate required

Best time to travel

December - March, July - October

Weather

Due to Tanzania's proximity to the equator the climate is generally warm year round ranging between 25°C to 32°C, there are however regional variations. With two rain seasons, the long rains fall in April and May (into early June) and the short rains falls in October and November. The best times to travel are December, January, February or late June to early October.

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