AUTHENTIC SAFARIS & PERSONALIZED TOURS IN RUAHA WITH AFRICANMECCA
On game-spotting vacation in Tanzania, this is the way to track down such wonders as the coursing packs of rare African wild dogs with garish black, white, and tan fur which enables them to melt into the shadows of sunny miombo woodland. Their weirdly prominent, large, erect round ears pick up every whisper of movement. Painted dogs cover many miles in a hunt, communicating with bird-like yelps to coordinate their strategy. They bring down over 80% of their selected prey, compared with the lion’s success rate of only 30%. Prides of up to 24 lions snooze on the sandy Mwagusi River bed, and rangy cheetah mothers can be spotted with their hungry cubs around rocky kopjes on dry grassland as they wait to ambush a careless antelope.
Burnished sable and stocky roan antelopes, Defassa waterbuck and stiff-maned greater kudu with soft beards and magnificent spiral horns are among the rarities to be found. Some Ruaha camps conduct authentic Tanzanian walking safaris with armed guards and guides to teach you to distinguish tracks, wildlife carcass, estimate the age of dung by beetle activity and identify useful herbs. You can also enjoy armchair safaris from the comfort of your verandah, lounge or bar, watching the varied wildlife that roams freely about the grounds, sand rivers and waterholes close by. Elegant zebras, stately giraffes, ponderous elephants, amusing warthogs and family orientated baboons all congregate fearlessly in sight.
A few camps in Ruaha offer fly-camping expeditions for the more adventurous. You can accompany a guide and park ranger to immerse yourself in exciting awareness of the immediacy of African safari life, carrying your lightweight tent through pristine wilderness like earlier explorers who had only the transport of their own two feet. Such close contact with the wonder of Ruaha cannot fail to charge your soul and change your perception of authentic travel in Africa, teaching you invaluable lessons about yourself and about the world around you.
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WHERE TO STAY IN RUAHA
At Jongomero Camp, you will experience the ultimate in luxury living in an isolated setting in the southern wilderness. The less opulent Mwagusi offers a charming accommodation sited at a sand river.
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GUIDE ON RUAHA PARK
Ruaha in southern Tanzania is one of the most awe-inspiring and untouched African safari destinations. An incredible total of 64 mammal species inhabit the park, including varied predators and prey.
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BEST TIME TO VISIT RUAHA
Ruaha is accessible all year round, with most visitors arriving to tour in the dry season from June to October, when game congregates around water sources. The wet season runs from November to May.
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Jambo Raza, It was a wonderful experience in Tanzania. Rogers, our guide was superb; knowledgeable, helpful and very friendly. We were treated very well by all your ground team and everything ran smoothly. I enjoyed it all.
Alan Winner, Minnesota, United States
Ruaha was everything we had hoped it would be. We couldn't imagine a trip there without visiting Ngorongoro Crater and a combination of Ruaha and Selous. Our thanks to the AfricanMecca team and Raza for a most exceptional trip!
Warren & Sharon Hanselman - California, United States
Loretta and I had a great time on our honeymoon. Simiton, your safari guide in Tanzania was awesome! He was very professional, very accommodating and very knowledgeable. We are already talking about our next trip to Africa!
Loretta and Danny Haag - California, United States
First off, we had the most amazing time ever and wanted to thank you very much. Tanzania proved without a doubt to meet all of our expectations. Every detail was thought of on our trip by AfricanMecca and were are all flawless.
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I booked my safari holiday through AfricanMecca. They were the most helpful company I have ever dealt with and I work within the travel industry. I had the most amazing time. The holiday went as clockwork with no hitches anywhere.
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EAST AFRICA SAFARI BOOKING TRIP IDEA FOR RUAHA IN SOUTHERN TANZANIA
When visiting Ruaha National Park, we recommend combining it with offbeat parks in Southern and Western Tanzania such as Nyerere (Selous) or Katavi ending with a chimpanzee trekking safari at Gombe or Mahale.
You may optionally extend out to Northern Tanzania safari parks such as Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti (wildebeest migration). End your trip with a Swahili cultural tour and beach holiday in Zanzibar.
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