Ruaha Safari

See lions on our cheap safari

Ruaha National park, probably the most beautiful wildlife sanctuary in Tanzania is a great trip to the nearly untouched African nature. It includes lots of driving but it is worth it.


All safari profits are used for Art in Tanzania community programs in Tanzania. 2020-2021 our main focus is on the Corporate Social Responsibility programs we run in coalition with Tanzanian corporations. This program has practical field efforts and advocacy work in Environmental, Social, and Human rights fields.

Departure: Dar es Salaam
Start dates: Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . If you are 2+ people you can go at any time
Duration: 5 days
Meals: Please see the itinerary
Accommodation: Luxury lodges during the safari, No accommodation before and after the safari
Price: About USD 1,600 and tailored upon your budget

Important add on options:

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  • Airport transfers to and from Dar es Salaam airport one way USD 60 per car
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Ruaha safari TanzaniaRuaha National Park is one of the unknown secrets in Tanzania. It is far away from the major towns and still practically untouched. At Ruaha, you can encounter total wilderness and breathtaking sceneries. The joy of Ruaha is its lack of tourists and thriving, varied wildlife. Ruaha has one of the greatest populations of elephants in any African park, and the dry open hillsides encourage antelope and buffalo to gather into large herds.

This terrain is particularly good for seeing predators, especially lion, and potentially leopard, as well as an African hunting dog and numerous giraffe and zebra.

All this Tanzania safari income is used for the community work projects in Tanzania

This safari departs from Dar es Salaam. On arrival, the day before the safari, you have accommodation in Dar es Salaam at the choices you select.


Day 1 | Dar es Salaam - Morogoro - Iringa (520km) | b, l, d
lilac breasted roller at RuahaYou start the Ruaha safari from Dar es Salaam 9 am by visiting a supermarket to buy some snacks for the drive. You pass by Morogoro town, then Mikumi National park, where you will already see some animals at the roadsides, then over the mountain area and you arrive at Iringa town around 7 pm depending on the stops on the way. Lunch break is at Mikumi town, local Tanzanian food. Accommodation and dinner are at the hotel in Iringa town.


Day 2 | Iringa - Ruaha | b, l, d
After breakfast, you drive the last 120km to the Ruaha National park. On the way, you encounter the Hehe tribe villages and you will also start to see some animals such as elephants and giraffes. You enter into the park and have a small game drive before lunch at the Ruaha River Lodge. After lunch, you still have plenty of time for an afternoon game drive. Your accommodation is at a luxury camp.


Day 3 | Ruaha | b, l, d
You have all day game drive with a lunch bag. Accommodation at a luxury camp


Day 4 | Ruaha - Iringa | b, l, d
Ruaha lionsThe third day in the park, viewing animals. Afternoon you drive back to Iringa town for accommodation.


Day 5 | Iringa - Mikumi - Dar es Salaam | b, l, -
Drive back to Dar es Salaam (520km). After breakfast at the hotel, the car departs to return to your hotel. There will be opportunities to stop along the way for lunch and snacks. Safari program will end up in Dar es Salaam. 


  • A chance to encounter the most beautiful sceneries whatever season you visit.
  • You will see an abundant number of animals, only missing the rhino.
  • Animals: elephants, giraffes, impalas, kudu, zebras, more than 400 bird species, more than 1,000 flowering plants, and continuously changing scenery.

We can book the hotel of your choice before and after the safari as well as you can continue to travel with us to the Zanzibar beach holiday or to climb Mt Kilimanjaro among other options.

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