How to get to Ruaha National Park
If you want to reach the remote area of Ruaha National Park, in central Tanzania, you can either fly or drive.
By plane, you should allow around 1? hours for the journey via Selous, Dar Es Salaam, Serengeti, Arusha, Iringa and Mbeya airports. Flights are expensive, but the journey is well worth it for access to exotic wildlife.
If you opt to travel by car, you’ll need to allow around 10 hours’ drive from Dar es Salaam to reach the park. The 4×4 journey is an experience in itself and will give you a real feel for the African bush. A flight to the park’s airstrip will take you through some truly spectacular scenery.
When to visit Ruaha National Park
From May to December, it offers the best viewing conditions in the region. The mating season for many male greater kudu coincides with June. During this period, the presence of large herds of animals can make it more difficult to find individual animals. During the rainy season, nature is more beautiful, with lush tropical vegetation and flowers blooming everywhere. Beware, however, as some tracks are inaccessible during this season, and the humid heat can make the park less pleasant for tourists.
Where to stay near Ruaha
There are various types of accommodation in the park:
- Luxury lodges
- Semi-hard tented camps
- canvas tented camps
Let our advisors guide you in your choice of accommodation.
Park rates and regulations
The park is accessible all year round, but you will have to pay an entrance fee.
- This costs $30 per day for adults
- 15 per day for children aged 5 to 18
- Admission for children under 5 is free
During your visit, you will be required to comply with the guidelines aimed at preserving the wildlife: silence in the presence of wild animals, distance to be kept from animals, rubbish collection.