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4 Days Flying Safari Adventure into the Heart of Ruaha National Park

From $2,879 per person sharing

4 Days Flying Safari Adventure into the Heart of Ruaha National Park

From $2,879 per person sharing

Tour Overview

Embark on a unique 4-day flying safari to Ruaha National Park, Tanzania’s hidden gem less traversed than its northern counterparts, offering an exclusive encounter with the unspoiled African wilderness. This remote destination is a haven for those seeking an authentic safari experience, characterised by its vast, untouched landscapes and the sense of adventure it evokes.

Ruaha, as Tanzania’s second-largest national park, covers about 22,000 km² and stands out for its diverse ecosystems. The picturesque Great Ruaha River and an impressive array of wildlife, including a substantial elephant population heighten the park’s allure. It’s also home to a variety of mammals, such as greater and lesser kudus, sable and roan antelopes, and endangered species like wild dogs, leopards, cheetahs, and giraffes.

This 4-day flying safari provides an unparalleled opportunity to explore Ruaha’s rich biodiversity and scenic beauty. It’s an ideal adventure for those seeking to immerse themselves in the heart of Africa’s pristine wilderness, offering a blend of thrilling wildlife encounters and breathtaking landscapes.

type

Semi-luxury tour

This tour uses a semi-luxury camp.

activity

Activities

Game drives

shared tour

Shared tour

This tour will be shared with other guests in the camp; exclusive private tours can be organised at extra cost.

customize

Can be customised

You can request changes to this tour

start

Start/End point

This tour starts and ends in Dar es Salaam

car

Game drives

Open-sided 4×4 vehicle

cal

Can start any day

If availability permits, this tour can start on any day

solo

Suitable for solo travellers

Solo travellers can book this private tour

Itinerary Overview:

Day
Destinations
Accommodation
Night
Category
Day 1-3
Ruaha National Park
Ikuka Safari Camp
3
Gold
Day 4
Ruaha – Flight – Zanzibar/ Dar
No Accommodation

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Journey from Dar es Salaam to Ruaha National Park

Begin your extraordinary safari with a morning flight from Dar es Salaam to the Msembe Airstrip in the heart of Ruaha National Park, a hidden gem renowned for its undisturbed wildlife and breathtaking landscapes.

On arrival, you’ll be greeted by a knowledgeable driver-guide who will provide an insightful introduction to this majestic park. En route to Ikuka Safari Camp, a classic and luxurious accommodation nestled in the park, immerse yourself in a game drive, witnessing a diverse array of wildlife against the backdrop of stunning savannahs and baobab-studded landscapes.

Settle into Ikuka Safari Camp, an exquisite blend of classic charm and modern luxury, then venture out on an afternoon game drive in an open safari vehicle, exploring the park’s rich biodiversity. As dusk falls, return to the comfort of the camp for a tranquil evening, enjoying a delicious dinner under the starlit African sky.

Day 1 Journey from Dar es Salaam to Ruaha National Park small

Day 2 & 3: Immersive Safari Experience in Ruaha National Park

These days are dedicated to exploring Ruaha’s extraordinary wildlife and scenic beauty. Start your mornings with guided bush walks, an intimate way to experience the African bush, its sounds, scents, and textures. You might encounter rare birds smaller mammals and even track larger wildlife on foot.

After a delightful breakfast at Ikuka Safari Camp, choose between a full-day game drive, where you can witness large herds of elephants, pride of lions, and perhaps even elusive leopards. Opt for a relaxed lunch at the camp, followed by an afternoon drive. Ruaha is known for its impressive predator sightings and vast elephant population, offering thrilling encounters. Evenings are reserved for relaxation at Ikuka Safari Camp, reflecting on the day’s adventures.

Day 2 & 3 Immersive Safari Experience in Ruaha National Park (Small)

Day 4: Return from Ruaha National Park to Dar es Salaam

Your final morning in Ruaha begins with a satisfying breakfast at Ikuka Safari Camp before packing up for departure. Take a moment to bid farewell to the stunning vistas and wildlife that have been your companions. The journey to Msembe Airstrip includes a final game drive, offering one last chance to soak in the park’s beauty and perhaps catch sight of any elusive animals you’ve missed. As you board your flight back to Dar es Salaam, carry with you memories of the park’s raw beauty and the thrilling encounters that make Ruaha National Park a truly exceptional safari destination.

Day 4 Return from Ruaha National Park to Dar es Salaam small

Inclusions:

  • Return flight from Dar es Salaam/Zanzibar
  • Airstrip transfers
  • Evacuation insurance (AMREF – Flying Doctors)
  • All specified accommodation
  • All activities as specified in the itinerary.
  • Safari vehicle
  • All meals – (As specified in the day-by-day section), tea and coffee.
  • Taxes
  • Water in the car
  • Park fees
  • English-speaking driver-guide
  • All soft drinks, house wine, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees (excluding champagne, cognacs, fine wines, premium brands, spirits and cigars)
  • Basic (limited) laundry services

Exclusions:

  • International Flights
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Visa for entry (bought upon arrival, 50-100 USD pp.)
  • Tips – (Tipping guideline US$15+ pp per day)
  • Personal items – (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government-imposed increase of taxes and park fees

Prices

Travel Dates
1 Pax
2 Pax
3 Pax
4 Pax
5 Pax
6 Pax
6 Jan – 15 March 20234
$ 4,227
$ 3,029
$ 3,312
$ 2,929
$ 3,039
$ 2,879
1 June – 30 June 2024
$ 4,227
$ 3,029
$ 3,312
$ 2,929
$ 3,039
$ 2,879
1 July – 31 Oct 2024
$ 4,823
$ 3,535
$ 3,848
$ 3,435
$ 3,633
$ 3,385
1 Nov – 19 Dec 2024
$ 4,227
$ 3,029
$ 3,312
$ 2,929
$ 3,039
$ 2,879
20 Dec – 5 Jan 2025
$ 4,823
$ 3,535
$ 3,848
$ 3,435
$ 3,633
$ 3,385

Tour Overview

Embark on a unique 4-day flying safari to Ruaha National Park, Tanzania's hidden gem less traversed than its northern counterparts, offering an exclusive encounter with the unspoiled African wilderness. This remote destination is a haven for those seeking an authentic safari experience, characterised by its vast, untouched landscapes and the sense of adventure it evokes.

Ruaha, as Tanzania's second-largest national park, covers about 22,000 km² and stands out for its diverse ecosystems. The picturesque Great Ruaha River and an impressive array of wildlife, including a substantial elephant population heighten the park's allure. It's also home to a variety of mammals, such as greater and lesser kudus, sable and roan antelopes, and endangered species like wild dogs, leopards, cheetahs, and giraffes.

This 4-day flying safari provides an unparalleled opportunity to explore Ruaha's rich biodiversity and scenic beauty. It's an ideal adventure for those seeking to immerse themselves in the heart of Africa's pristine wilderness, offering a blend of thrilling wildlife encounters and breathtaking landscapes.

type

Semi-luxury tour

This tour uses a semi-luxury camp.

activity

Activities

Game drives

shared tour

Shared tour

This tour will be shared with other guests in the camp; exclusive private tours can be organised at extra cost.

customize

Can be customised

You can request changes to this tour

start

Start/End point

This tour starts and ends in Dar es Salaam

car

Game drives

Open-sided 4×4 vehicle

cal

Can start any day

If availability permits, this tour can start on any day

solo

Suitable for solo travellers

Solo travellers can book this private tour

Itinerary Overview:

Day
Destinations
Accommodation
Night
Category
Day 1-3
Ruaha National Park
Ikuka Safari Camp
3
Gold
Day 4
Ruaha – Flight – Zanzibar/ Dar
No Accommodation
-
-

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Journey from Dar es Salaam to Ruaha National Park

Begin your extraordinary safari with a morning flight from Dar es Salaam to the Msembe Airstrip in the heart of Ruaha National Park, a hidden gem renowned for its undisturbed wildlife and breathtaking landscapes.

On arrival, you'll be greeted by a knowledgeable driver-guide who will provide an insightful introduction to this majestic park. En route to Ikuka Safari Camp, a classic and luxurious accommodation nestled in the park, immerse yourself in a game drive, witnessing a diverse array of wildlife against the backdrop of stunning savannahs and baobab-studded landscapes.

Settle into Ikuka Safari Camp, an exquisite blend of classic charm and modern luxury, then venture out on an afternoon game drive in an open safari vehicle, exploring the park's rich biodiversity. As dusk falls, return to the comfort of the camp for a tranquil evening, enjoying a delicious dinner under the starlit African sky.

Day 1 Journey from Dar es Salaam to Ruaha National Park small

Day 2 & 3: Immersive Safari Experience in Ruaha National Park

These days are dedicated to exploring Ruaha's extraordinary wildlife and scenic beauty. Start your mornings with guided bush walks, an intimate way to experience the African bush, its sounds, scents, and textures. You might encounter rare birds smaller mammals and even track larger wildlife on foot.

After a delightful breakfast at Ikuka Safari Camp, choose between a full-day game drive, where you can witness large herds of elephants, pride of lions, and perhaps even elusive leopards. Opt for a relaxed lunch at the camp, followed by an afternoon drive. Ruaha is known for its impressive predator sightings and vast elephant population, offering thrilling encounters. Evenings are reserved for relaxation at Ikuka Safari Camp, reflecting on the day's adventures.

Day 2 & 3 Immersive Safari Experience in Ruaha National Park (Small)

Day 4: Return from Ruaha National Park to Dar es Salaam

Your final morning in Ruaha begins with a satisfying breakfast at Ikuka Safari Camp before packing up for departure. Take a moment to bid farewell to the stunning vistas and wildlife that have been your companions. The journey to Msembe Airstrip includes a final game drive, offering one last chance to soak in the park's beauty and perhaps catch sight of any elusive animals you've missed. As you board your flight back to Dar es Salaam, carry with you memories of the park's raw beauty and the thrilling encounters that make Ruaha National Park a truly exceptional safari destination.

Day 4 Return from Ruaha National Park to Dar es Salaam small

Inclusions:

  • Return flight from Dar es Salaam/Zanzibar
  • Airstrip transfers
  • Evacuation insurance (AMREF - Flying Doctors)
  • All specified accommodation
  • All activities as specified in the itinerary.
  • Safari vehicle
  • All meals - (As specified in the day-by-day section), tea and coffee.
  • Taxes
  • Water in the car
  • Park fees
  • English-speaking driver-guide
  • All soft drinks, house wine, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees (excluding champagne, cognacs, fine wines, premium brands, spirits and cigars)
  • Basic (limited) laundry services

Exclusions:

  • International Flights
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Visa for entry (bought upon arrival, 50-100 USD pp.)
  • Tips - (Tipping guideline US$15+ pp per day)
  • Personal items - (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government-imposed increase of taxes and park fees

Prices

Travel Dates
1 Pax
2 Pax
3 Pax
4 Pax
5 Pax
6 Pax
6 Jan – 15 March 20234
$ 4,227
$ 3,029
$ 3,312
$ 2,929
$ 3,039
$ 2,879
1 June – 30 June 2024
$ 4,227
$ 3,029
$ 3,312
$ 2,929
$ 3,039
$ 2,879
1 July – 31 Oct 2024
$ 4,823
$ 3,535
$ 3,848
$ 3,435
$ 3,633
$ 3,385
1 Nov – 19 Dec 2024
$ 4,227
$ 3,029
$ 3,312
$ 2,929
$ 3,039
$ 2,879
20 Dec – 5 Jan 2025
$ 4,823
$ 3,535
$ 3,848
$ 3,435
$ 3,633
$ 3,385