Ruaha & Mikumi

Lion eating buffalo -Ruaha Park

Lion eating buffalo -Ruaha Park

This 5-day safari focuses on two of Tanzania’s jewel parks in the South, Ruaha National Park and Mikumi National Park and is perfect for those guests who want the ultimate bush experience.

The Ruaha National Park is one Tanzania’s least visited but most rewarding parks. Although set in spectacular scenery with an abundance of wildlife, the park is an isolated and peaceful wilderness. Amongst the game found at the park are elephants, buffalos, giraffes, cheetahs, lions, leopards, a wide variety of antelope and over 465 recorded species of birdlife.

Day 1 – After breakfast, depart from Dar es Salaam city centre with your experienced professional safari guide by 4×4 safari vehicle on our way to Iringa. Stop at a restaurant for lunch, and then proceed driving to Iringa town for dinner and overnight at Iringa Hotel or similar.

Day 2 – After breakfast start the Ruaha safari with a  drive to Ruaha National Park, which is famous for its rare sable antelope, roan antelope, and big herds of elephants. Lunch at the lodge followed by an afternoon game drive. Ruaha River Lodge is the only lodge in the reserve and is built on a rocky ridge with spectacular views of the Great Ruaha River. Dinner and overnight at Ruaha River Lodge.

Day 3 – Enjoy a full day game drive.  The river area features large numbers of hippo and crocodile and attracts lion, leopard, hunting dog, waterbuck, impala, giraffe, warthog and eland. Grants gazelle, ostrich and cheetah may be seen on the plains. Meals and overnight at Ruaha River Lodge.

Day 4 – After breakfast drive to Kitonga Inn Lodge for lunch and proceed to Mikumi National Park for dinner and overnight at Vuma Hill Tented Lodge or similar.

Day 5 – After breakfast, enjoy another game drive in Mikumi, which is well known for its population of elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, zebras, elands, greater Kudu, wildebeest, roan and sable antelope.  Return to the camp for lunch and then drive back to Dar es Salaam. Drop off in the city centre. We trust you have enjoyed a true adventure of a lifetime!


Prices vary depending on a number of factors including the time of year you are travelling, the number of persons in your group, whether you have any children in your group. We are happy to provide you with pricing information if you can provide us with some basic details including those already noted. Contact us for pricing by clicking on this link.