Ruaha National Park, an exquisite gem nestled in the heart of Tanzania, is the epitome of unspoiled wilderness and refined adventure.

ikuka_lodge_ruaha_tanzania_view_bapjrf-1 Ikuka Lodge is tucked away in the wilderness of Ruaha National Park, providing a serene haven of comfort and elegance.

Spanning over 20,000 square kilometers, Ruaha National Park stands as a monument to East Africa's raw beauty, offering an unparalleled luxury safari tour for the discerning traveller. With its undulating landscapes, ranging from rugged hills to vast savannahs, Ruaha is a sanctuary for some of the continent's most iconic wildlife.

This majestic Tanzania national park is distinguished by its exclusive, low-impact tourism philosophy, ensuring an intimate encounter with nature. Here, elephants roam in colossal herds and rare species like the kudu and sable antelope grace the landscape with their presence. Bird enthusiasts will find a paradise, with over 570 species coloring the skies. Ruaha National Park is also one of the best places to visit in Tanzania to see wild predators – nearly 10% of Africa’s lion population reside in the park!

A guided Ruaha National Park safari, led by expert guides, promises not just a journey through breathtaking terrain, but an immersive experience into the heart of wild Africa. Here, adventure meets luxury in an untamed and bountiful landscape, crowning your luxury African safari with memories that linger long after you’ve returned home.

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When to go to Ruaha National Park

A visit to any of the Tanzania national parks is great year-round, as each season brings something different to your Tanzania safari tour. Although, many of the luxury safari camps close in Ruaha during the height of the rainy season in April and May. The rainy season is less busy, but with so few visitors coming to Ruaha, this is unlikely to impact a trip in the dry season.

The wet season paints Ruaha’s epic landscapes green with vegetation, birds migrate south from Europe for the winter and spring’s calves can be seen scampering around with their families. The dry season sees the foliage withdraw, making trails easier to navigate and wildlife easier to spot, as animals converge at the remaining water sources. 

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