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4 day Fly-in Safari Ruaha NP

Luxury in the wild


For those short on time but eager to experience one of the most remote national parks in southern Tanzania, this 4-day fly-in safari to Ruaha National Park offers a truly incredible safari experience a uniquely untamed wilderness area. This is a perfect extension to your safari adventures in East Africa or as an exciting complement to a tropical island holiday.

  • Fly from Dar es Salaam to Ruaha
  • Game drives & Walking safari
  • Luxury lodge!
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Complete Itinerary: 4 day Fly-in Safari Ruaha Exclusive


Day 1: Flight to Ruaha NP & afternoon game drive

Your tour will start in the coastal city of Dar es Salaam where a domestic flight will take you straight to the heart of the rugged wilderness of Ruaha National Park. You will be met at the airstrip by a representative from the lodge and taken to the camp in time for a good lunch. 

You have the option of going for an afternoon game drive today. You may also see plenty of wildlife from the grounds of the lodge if you prefer a more relaxing afternoon. The day is yours to do as you wish. 


Ruaha River Lodge is set in an excellent location on the banks of the great Ruaha River. The cottages are spacious and well-furnished with everything you will need for a comfortable stay in the bush. You can see wildlife throughout the day with an excellent view from your private veranda.

Journey Time 1.5 hour flight
Accommodation Ruaha River Lodge
Meal Plan Lunch & Dinner

Day 2: Full day game drive

Many call Ruaha “the best kept secret in Tanzania” because of its vast size, remote location, and extensive array of wildlife. The lifeblood of the park is the Great Ruaha River which attracts many species to its banks, especially in the dry season. Today’s game drives will take you into the heart of Ruaha National Park for a full day safari experience.

Journey Time:                     depending on game drive
Accommodation: Ruaha River Lodge
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Game drive & walking safari

In the early morning you will have another chance to explore the wild landscapes of Ruaha National Park. Few predators hunt during the heat of the day, so the early morning is the best time to observe the thrill of the chase from some of the impressive cats in the park. 

In the afternoon you will have a chance to go on an exciting walking safari. Few things are as thrilling as going on a bush walk in the wild. You will find that the park is a completely different place when you are removed from the constraints of a safari vehicle. You are aware of every sound and movement in the bush and you will see things at ground level that you would otherwise have missed, like fresh paw prints! You will be in the company of a professional ranger who will tell you interesting facts and point out different tracks and signs of animal presence. This is truly an exciting and educational activity. 

Journey Time:           depending on game drive
Accommodation: Ruaha River Lodge
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Flight to Dar es Salaam

After enjoying your last African sunrise and an early breakfast a representative from the camp will take you on an en-route game drive to the air strip for your flight back to Dar es Salaam.

Transfers into the city are not included. Should you require one or more nights in Dar es Salaam to connect with your international flight, we would be happy to arrange that for you at an additional cost.

Journey Time:            1.5 hour flight    
Accommodation: Not included
Meal Plan: Breakfast

Click here for info about the rates and conditions of this fly-in safari.


This is the end of your trip to Ruaha National Park!


Did we hit all the items on your travel bucket list for Tanzania? 

If not, don’t worry. We specialize in tailor-made tours and can customize this program to create your dream trip. Get in touch with your personal Travel Consultant to create your personalized program.

Don't want the fun to end?

Why not combine this tour with a beach holiday on one of Tanzania’s tropical islands or extend your safari to visit the famous Serengeti plains? We take care of everything from flights to transfers and accommodation so that you can relax and enjoy your holiday. Connect with your personal Travel Consultant for some expert advice on suitable combinations.

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