3-Days Fly-in Safari Zanzibar to Ruaha Nationalpark



This 3-Days Fly-in safari into Ruaha National Park is one of the best and most recommended safari if you are interested in the most authentic wildlife safaris. It doesn’t get wilder than being on a wildlife safari in the middle of Ruaha National Park.

Ruaha has one of the best well-kept wild landscapes in Africa, which is comprised of beautiful rocky escarpments and green hills scattered with baobab that serve as a natural habitat to a great diversity of Wildlife. Here you find 10% of the world’s lion population, the third biggest population of the Wild dogs, and one of the top four largest populations of Cheetahs in East Africa.

Ruaha National Park is located in the Southern Safari Circuit of Tanzania but it is further towards Central Tanzania, and driving from Dar es Salaam to the park can be a huge task. From Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar, the park is best reached by flight. There are a few flight companies that fly into and out of Ruaha National Park.

» This safari package can be combined with safari tours in the Northern Circuit. There are flights that link Ruaha National Park with Northern Tanzania, through Arusha Domestic Airport and Seronera Airstrip, as well as other airstrips in the Serengeti.

Best time: June to October


Today morning you will catch a domestic flight either from Zanzibar Island or Dar es Salaam to Ruaha National Park. There are two airstrips in Ruaha, Jongomero and Msembe airstrips and the tented camp or lodge that you are staying in will determine where you will be flying into.

On arrival in Ruaha, you will be welcomed your safari guide. You will be taken to your camp for hot lunch, with safari game drives on the way to the camp. Upon arrival at the camp you will get a short brief about the environment and the Safari program followed by a delicious lunch.

In the afternoon, you will set out for your very first sunset game drive within the Ruaha wilderness in an open 4×4 vehicle. The Ruaha National Park is a less popular and hidden safari destination within Southern Tanzania with a rich diversity of flora and fauna. You will get a more secluded safari experience compared to that in the more tourist crowded parks in Northern Tanzania. Some of the animals you will see include herds of elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, hippos, wildebeests, various antelopes and maybe some lions.

You will head back to your accommodation in the evening, relax, have dinner later, and spend the night there. Lunch and dinner included.

This day you will have two game drives, one in the morning with a few hours break to return at your accommodation to freshen up and have a nice hot lunch before setting out for the afternoon game drive. If you like you may also go on an afternoon Walking Safari guided by an armed ranger.

There are also a number of optional activities such as night game drives and the exciting Hot Air Balloon Safaris – We can arrange it for you on request.

Special about Ruaha National Park is that it has one of the largest buffalo and elephant populations in East Africa, and an big number of predators within its boundaries. It’s true that the second largest population of lions in the world is found in Ruaha. A large number of Cheetahs, the Leopards and the endangered African Wild dogs are also found within this park.

Birders, well get ready to be impressed as Ruaha has a record of more than 570 different bird species so you can never fail to identify quite a number of them during your adventure drives. The park is seated within the transitional zone where the southern and eastern ecosystems overlap, it supports a remarkably diverse blend of habitats that support very big numbers of bird, animal and plant species.

The park is less visited, chances are that you complete your stay here without encountering any other tourists a thing that will give you a totally private safari experience.

You will head back to your accommodation in the evening, relax, have dinner later, and spend the night there. All meals included

You will wake up very early in the morning for a nice breakfast. You will head out for one last game drive in the park as you are transfered to the airstrip where you will catch a flight heading back to Zanzibar Island or Dar es Salaam depending on your onwards travel plans.

Breakfast & packed lunch included


  • Flight from and to Zanzibar or Dar es Salaam – Ruaha National Park
  • 2 Nights at a lodge or camp plus meals
  • English speaking Guide
  • Park entrance fees
  • Game drives in 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Bottled Mineral Water
  • Taxes and VAT


  • Transfers in Zanzibar or Dar es Salaam (can be arranged at extra cost)
  • Visas fees and travel insurance
  • Any Items and expenses of personal nature
  • Tips for the safari guide and lodge staff

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