Ruaha Safari - Donate to Communities
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. 2015 -2017 our main focus is the Children's Agenda Progam we run in coalition with UNICEF, Save the Children and other NGOs. This includes the Mama Mkubwa Project building up a village community center in Madale village in Dar es Salaam. This program focuses on Children and Women. It also includes neonatal medical and health services.
Departure: Dar es Salaam
Duration: 5 days
Meals: see itinerary
Accommodation: Luxury lodge, No accommodation before and after the safari
Price: USD 1,500, 5 - 15 years old USD 1,200 and < 5 years old USD 500
Important add on options:
- Accommodation in Dar es Salaam before and after the safari in Art in Tanzania volunteers hostel USD 30 per night with breakfast and dinner.
- Airport transfers to and from Dar es Salaam airport one way USD 35
Ruaha 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 breath taking scenery's. The joy of Ruaha is its lack of tourists, and thriving, varied wildlife. Ruaha has one of the greatest populations of elephant 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 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. At arrival, day before the safari, you have accommodation in Dar es Salaam in Bahari Beach area hotels.
Day 1 | Dar es Salaam - Morogoro - Iringa (520km) | b, l, d
You start the Ruaha safari from Dar es Salaam 9am by visiting a super market 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 road sides, then over the mountain area and you arrive at Iringa town around 7pm depending on the stops on the way. Lunch break is at Mikumi town, local Tanzanian food. Accommodation and dinner is at the Isimilia safari hotel at Iringa or similar standard accommodation.
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 the 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 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 Bahari Beach. 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 what ever 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 you hotel of your choice before and after the safari as well as you can continue to travel with us to Zanzibar beach holiday or to climb Mt Kilimanjaro among other options.