Ruaha holiday highlights

Ruaha lies in in south-central Tanzania, a 1 hour 45 minute flight from Dar es Salaam. As the meeting point between East and Southern Africa, its diverse wildlife includes lion, cheetah, leopard, buffalo, elephant, African wild dog and antelope. You will need to work harder and be more patient to see game here, but the lack of other vehicles makes it more than worthwhile. There are more than 450 species of birdlife, and the birding during the wet season (January to April) is excellent. Like the Selous, game packages are included. Ruaha is closed during the peak rainy season, usually from April to May.

Ruaha good to know

Health and vaccinations

A number of vaccinations are recommended and we advise that you contact your GP or one of the specialist vaccination centres. Visitors from countries infected with yellow fever must produce a vaccination certificate when entering Tanzania.