Ruaha National Park

Reach the wildlife destiny of your dream in Africa and make a new life record.

In more than century now nature education have been a global tools towards acquisition of knowledge, skills and understanding of local environmental problems to help our community attain positive plans consist of solutions and solve the existing problem.

Ruaha National Park is the largest national park in Tanzania. The addition of the Usangu Game Reserve and other important wetlands to the park in 2008 increased its size to about 20,226 square kilometres (7,809 sq mi), making it the largest park in Tanzania and East Africa. The park is about 130 kilometres (81 mi) west of Iringa. The park is a part of the 45,000 square kilometres (17,000 sq mi) Rungwa-Kizigo-Muhesi ecosystem, which includes the Rungwa Game Reserve, the Kizigo and Muhesi Game Reserves, and the Mbomipa Wildlife Management Area.

The name of the park is derived from the Great Ruaha River, which flows along its southeastern margin and is the focus for game-viewing. The park can be reached by car on a dirt road from Iringa and there are two airstrips – Msembe airstrip at Msembe (park headquarters), and Jongomeru Airstrip, near the Jongomeru Ranger Post.

Germany gazetted the Saba Game Reserve in 1910. British colonial authorities changed the name to the Rungwa Game Reserve in 1946. In 1964, the southern portion of the reserve was excised and elevated to full park status. More than 571 species of birds have been identified in the park. Among the resident species are hornbills.[2] Many migratory birds visit the park. Other noted animals found in this park are East African cheetah and lion, African leopard and wild dog, spotted hyena, giraffe, hippopotamus, African buffalo, and sable antelope.

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Itinerary

    Itinerary Cost: $ 500 USD

  • 2 Nights & 3 Noons
  • Supporting school-based environmental projects around Ruaha National Park through Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots and Scouting including:
  • o Composting, o Life Skills, Adventure, Camping o Gardening, and o Soil Maintenance.
  • Introduction to African Nature & Environmental overview
  • Attending local village and local traditional dance at final day noon
  • Conducting African BBQ at night during the program
  • Signature of Mangrove Conservation Nature book as donation of $100 USD to the Mangrove Rehabilitation Project
  • Enjoy Nature view from Morogoro/Dar es salaam to Iringa during pickup at the airport
  • Visit Mikoko Scout Group Office and Mikoko Tours & Safaris for trip signature project before departure to Ruaha National Park
Pick up and Transfers to Ruaha, Program Introduction and overview

On this day at around 06:00AM in Dar es salaam or 11:30AM hours you will be picked up from your residence in Morogoro or at 02:30PM hours if from Iringa town and start driving to Ruaha National Park. When you arrive at the park you will be checked in and refresh at your accommodation and later on will go for evening and sunset game drives.

Dinner and over night stay at the Park Bandas.

Full day game drives in Ruaha National Park

On this day you will leave early at 06:30 hours to go for sunrise game drive with breakfast break taken within the park. After breakfast break will continue with game drive searching for wild animals around different locations of the park till lunch break. After lunch and a little rest within the park you will continue with the game drive till around 18:30 hours and that will be the end of a full day game drives. Animals and attractions you should expect to see includes but not limited to Buffalos, Giraffe, Wildebeest, Zebras, Impalas, Warthogs, elephants, hippos, Lions, Cheetah, different birds, plants and reptiles species.

Dinner and overnight stay at the Park Bandas.

Sunrise game drives and transfer to Morogoro/Iringa/Dar

Early morning of this day you will leave for sunrise game drives before having breakfast and start drive to Morogoro town with lunch stop in Iringa town or to Dar es salaam City or taking road to Mbeya Airport then Dar es salaam City.

When you arrive in Morogoro/Iringa/Dar town you will be dropped off at your residency and that will be the end of a 3 days safari with Mikoko Tours & Safaris.

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