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Ruaha National Park
Ranked #1 of 11 things to do in Iringa
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 11 February 2014

I spent a two days trip into the Park, and it was one of my greatest experience into the wild. I and my friends chose to go with a jeep and a local guide, and we had the possibility to see and admire a lot of animals (lions included!). We slept into the bandas, not exactely the most relaxing place where you can sleep - but that is not a relaxing trip, so, do not go there if you want to relax! - but not so much dirty...
Fortunately the wheater was good and the landscapes were amazing!

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Reviewed 20 January 2014

If you want to go on a safari and see animals without having 349720958734 other jeeps around you looking at the same animal, go to this park. It is well worth the long distance from Iringa, and cheaper than other parks up North too. You will not be disappointed.

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Reviewed 1 January 2014

Diversity like nowhere in the world, constantly changing panoramas and high density of animals. Beware of tsetse flies though and in rainy season the grass is so high viewing animals can be difficult. Public campings are nice though most with no utilities. Parks' local lodges are grubby, and the other private camps fairly expensive so for low budget non-campers better to sleep out of the park. If you have the budget recommend Mdonya Old River Camp, great location but far from viewing spots during parts of the year and fairly of value though could be better, also lots of tsetse flies. Mwagusi Camp for more luxury closer to center of the park and airstrip and for very luxurious Jongomero way down the river but naturally hands down the nicest. Kwihala Camp has excellent animal viewing location and good guides though considering tents and added costs is a bit short of value. River Lodge a bit cheaper and close to river and entrance but rooms not impressive though they are the only ones that are a lodge and not a camp. Enjoy this wonderful place!!

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Reviewed 27 December 2013

In September my husband and I went on the expedition of a lifetime in Ruaha with Kichaka Expeditions.

After several safaris in Africa we were looking for more adventure and Kichaka Expeditions run by Andrew (Moli) and Noelle exceeded our expectations. First,their tents and staff are first class...this is a mobile operation but the way it is handled you'd hardly think you were missing anything a classic tented camp would provide. Noelle's team was awesme and of any trip we've been - the food, the atmosphere - the friendliness - all 5star.

Moli is a very well known guide throughout the Africa community, having worked at several top end lodges for years and utilizing his knowledge and skills as a walking guide. We went for 7 nights but wish we had done 10! We did not want to leave; Ruaha is a thrilling, remote park to visit; we never saw other people unless we went looking for them; as we did with a lion researcher in the park.

The park itself is stunning visually and jam packed with elephants, lions, impala, kudu...everything you'd want to see. And imagine stumbling upon a lion in wait for an impala. What a rush! And the elies who did not know we were so close...it was magical and I hightly recommend Ruaha and Kichaka Expeditions if you do want a REAL walking safari (though a great turned out vehicle (with a refigerator) is available at a moments notice) Did I mention Noelle has a freezer (ICE!), refrig, stove, oven - unbelievable kitchen setup in the middle of nowhere!

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Reviewed 12 December 2013

It's about a 2-2.5 hour drive from Iringa. We left early morning and spent the whole day in the park. While very dry, there were tons of wildlife, both near and far. The park is large enough that everyone visiting is not on top of each other. We were able to get very close to the giraffes, elephants, and lions. Amazing!

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