Lying in the remote region of the park with the Great Ruaha River running alongside, the Flycatcher Ruaha Camp offers you the prefect location for a memorable stay. All spacious and comfortable guest tents and the open dining tent are placed to have excellent views, allowing you to observe the movement of animals between the savannah and the river bed: elephants, dikdiks, baboons, impalas, giraffes and zebras.
While on undisturbed game drives between the Miombo woodlands, the baobab trees and the river you can come across prides of lions, families of the lesser and the greater kudus, big herds of buffaloes, a solitary leopard and with a bit of luck a pack of African hunting dogs!
In Flycatcher Ruaha Camp you will be staying in a spacious tent erected under thatched roof. The tents are equipped with comfortable beds with Nordic bedding, canvas cupboards, luggage racks, safari chairs and electric lights generated from solar panels.
Each tent consists of an en suite bathroom with a flush toilet and a bucket shower where hot water will be provided daily.
Screened windows on all sides of the tent allow you to encounter nature at its closest.
All six tents are nested adjacent to the river bed in the shade of Acacia trees. You can enjoy sightings of animals going to the river for water from the privacy of your veranda
The dining tent with open sides situated in the middle of the camp offers marvellous views of the river and its surroundings. Our experienced cooks serve excellent meals with a good variety of fresh food products. Enjoy your meals while observing groups of animals gathering around the river.
In the evening the fireplace is a perfect location to watch the setting sun in the land of the baobab trees.
The main activities are game drives in the park. You can go on two half day game drives and have lunch at the camp or on full day game drives with picnic lunch.
Also possible are one to two hours guided walking safaris which need to be arranged with the park wardens beforehand.
A fine network of game viewing roads follows the Great Ruaha River. You will always see impalas, giraffes, waterbucks, buffalos, baboons and hippos. Ruaha has over 10,000 elephants, the largest population of any East African national park. You may even have a chance to see a leopard and African hunting dogs. Ruaha also has rarer species: the majestic lesser and greater kudu, the roan antelope, the sable antelope and the oribi. With its checklist of over 450 birds Ruaha is also a very interesting park for bird lovers
Ruaha National Park
Ruaha National Park is situated in the south of Tanzania and covers an area of 20,226 km2, making it the largest park in East Africa. It has everything that the other well-known parks offer, however, without a stream of tourists and a heavy infrastructure.
The scenery of the park is dominated by the Miombo woodlands, and by the Great Ruaha River which courses along the eastern boundary in a flooded torrent during the height of the rains, but dwindling thereafter to a scattering of precious pools surrounded by a blinding sweep of sand and rock. Even in the driest season it provides a habitat rich in animal species. No less imposing, and a quite different symbol of Ruaha, is the baobab tree around which many legends have been woven. Here you will discover that it has been a long time since paradise was so close to you.
Location and getting there
Situated in southern Tanzania, 125 km west of Iringa.
- Longitude: 7°40'09.74" S
- Latitude: 34°57'54.92" E
- Altitude: 798 m above sea level
The easiest way to access the park is by flight. There are several air charter companies offering daily scheduled flights to Ruaha Msembe airstrip from Dar es Salaam, Arusha, Serengeti and Selous. The transfer from the airstrip to the camp takes approximately one hour.
Further information and bookings
- Flycatcher Safaris
P.O. Box 591
- +255 73 297 94 86