Ruaha National Park
Ruaha is a very impressive park with an abundance of wildlife. In addition, due to the parks somewhat remote location, it is not on the main tourist circuit, and so visitors can enjoy viewing the wildlife without competing with hordes of other tourists.
The park is home to very large prides of lions as well giraffes, herds of elephant and many other wild animals. The road network follows the Ruaha River, where the animals congregate in the dry season.
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 By Road
Petrol can be bought at headquarters for a relatively expensive price so better fuel up in Iringa.
 By Air
Upmarket tourist resorts ferry their guests directly to the lodge via light aircraft. The landing stip is situated near the main camp on the Ruaha River.
Permits are obtainable at the gate.
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Self-drive or join an organised safari.
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An impressive display of fauna and flora.
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The bandas are basic but clean with mosquito nets. They are beautifully situated near the River and have a self catering kitchen, warm showers, a fireplace, and you can do some animal watching right from huts on the river bank. Reservations through park headquarters +255756144400 Price about 20$ Per Person/night basic. Local meals can be obtained at headquarters kanteen 1km from the Bandas.
Very pricey. Price includes accommodation and meals but not drinks. The cost may seem high, but if you are after a little luxury, this is the place. The accommodation is made up of self contained traditional bandas with hot solar showers and flushing conveniences scattered along the Mwagusi Sand River. Inside the banda is the sleeping “tent” fitted out with comfortable bed, desk for writing your journal, etc., truly the height of opulence. Every banda has a veranda overlooking the sand river where you can watch the game wander by in the early morning and evening in unbridled comfort.
A typical day at Mwagusi can consist of the following:
Afternoon Game Drive
Evening Meal (5 Courses) set at Sand River surrounded by elephants and lions
It is also possible to arrange a day's walking safari, although this definitely is not for the faint of heart as the guides don’t like to carry guns (make sure you know how to climb a tree)!
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