Ruaha National Park Safari

  • One of Africa’s best-kept secrets, where Africa’s biggest game is at its most ferocious.
  • A truly remote and wild park with high concentrations of lion.
  • Some of the best guides in the country.
  • Only a handful of camps in the park.
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Not many places get us as excited about going on safari as Tanzania’s Ruaha. This amazing park is relatively unknown, yet it has phenomenal concentrations of all the cats and a wild feel that is so rare to find nowadays.

There is only a handful of camps in Ruaha, but all offer very good value as well as a passionate, non-commercial approach to being on safari – in our view, these camps are some of the best value in Africa.

Also, the park appears to attract some of the best guides in the country, many of whom stay on and seem never to want to leave. The result is such intimate knowledge of the park that it puts other guides to shame.

National Geographic recently spent two years filming the lions and buffalo here – need we say more?

Mdonya Old River has always been our favourite entrance-level camp. Offering superb value for money, Mdonya has a great location close to the game-rich Mwagusi area.

In the heart of the Mwagusi game region is Kwihala Camp, sister camp to Mdonya. With only six rooms, this camp has the best location and offers relatively luxurious accommodation at a great price.

Kichaka Lodge is one of our favourite camps and offers superb guiding by one of Africa's finest guides - Andrew Molinareau (Moli)

Jongomero is the final camp to mention – the pick of the bunch for a wild safari away from any crowds. Jongomero is located in the far south of the reserve and is home to some of the best walking safaris in the country.