Ruaha
Zambia leopard
Lion safari

Ruaha National Park is Tanzania's largest national park and is home to baobabs, grasslands and rolling hills.

The Great Ruaha River runs through the park, which is home to lions, leopards and wild dogs who, due to the hot, dry, climate, tend to stay close to watering holes.

With only a limited number of camps within the park, there are relatively few tourists.

Safari in Tanzania

An essential guide to the best safari locations in Tanzania

Tanzania is one of Africa's classic safari destinations, most famous for the great wildebeest migration where a herd of some two million wildebeest, zebra and gazelle make their epic annual journey—with numerous predators hot on their heels. But while the migration steals the lion's share (sorry) of the attention, there's a great deal more to the country, both in its range of wildlife and non-safari action. Beyond the Big Five, you'll find world-class birdwatching, some of the best chimpanzee tracking anywhere in Africa, history and beaches on the coast, and some incredible trekking at Kilimanjaro...read more

8 days

Wild southern Tanzania

Explore Tanzania's famous game reserves
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11 days

Tanzania safari and beach

See all the spectacular wildlife Africa has to offer
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15 days

Unexplored Tanzania

Off the beaten path safari and beach escape
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Ruaha National Park Travel Companies

Tanzania Odyssey

Creating tailor-made trips to Tanzania since 1998
Tanzania
Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Safari, Luxury, Family, Nature & Wildlife

Wild Frontiers

Safaris into East, West and Southern Africa
East Africa, Southern Africa
Custom itinerary, Small group tour, Private guided tour
Safari, Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Overlanding, Camping, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, National Parks, Culture, Indigenous Tourism, Solo Travel

Rwanda Eco Company & Safaris

Tailor made gorilla and wildlife safaris
East Africa, Central Africa
Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Safari, Adventure, Backpacking, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Overlanding, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Culture, Indigenous Tourism, History, Responsible Travel, Eco-travel, Community-led Tourism

Pamoja Safaris

Supporting the community through tours and travel
East Africa, Central Africa
Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Safari, Luxury, Family, Adventure, Active, Walking, Camping, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Culture, Cities

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