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Yellow Baboon Fly-In Safari

Two authentic bushcamps offer access to Ruaha’s remote wildernesses through walking safaris, day and night 4WD drives and fly-camping. Explore in almost utter isolation, with superb guiding to heighten your immersion in nature.

Yellow Baboon Fly-In Safari: Summary

Yellow Baboon Fly-In Safari in a nutshell

Well known for its dramatic scenery and contrasting landscapes, Ruaha is also Tanzania’s largest national park, offering safari-goers a comparatively quiet experience due to its vast size, small handful of camps and subsequent low visitor numbers.

This adventurous fly-in safari offers an in-depth exploration of the park’s rolling hills, large open plains and forests of skeletal baobab trees from two camps in contrasting locations. In both, the focus is on immersion in the surrounding wilderness through a wide range of activities.

The trip begins at Kwihala, an elegantly traditional tented camp at the heart of Ruaha’s best game-viewing region. From here it is not uncommon to see elephants browsing along the neighbouring dry riverbed or for game to wander through camp. As one of the few camps where night drives and walking safaris are included in the rates, Kwihala also enables guests to discover the local flora and fauna from a different perspective.

Similarly, Kichaka prioritises walking safaris as a means of exploring the untouched eastern regions of the park. Located in this wildly remote area, the camp enables guests to discover wildlife away from the beaten track and in almost complete isolation. Fly-camping heightens the sense of being "lost in nature" and 4WD game drives are available to aid exploration further afield.

At both Kwihala and Kichaka, the guiding is superb. The teams share an encyclopaedic knowledge of the surrounding bush and this, coupled with their shared enthusiasm, makes for a first-class experience.

At a glance

Starts: Dar es Salaam International Airport
4 nights Kwihala Camp - Ruaha National Park, Tanzania Full Board & Activities
3 nights Kichaka Expeditions - Ruaha National Park, Tanzania Full Board & Activities
Ends: Dar es Salaam International Airport

Kwihala Camp

Days 1-5

Kwihala is a well-established camp in one of Ruaha National Park’s best wildlife viewing areas. It is a tented camp with a traditional safari feel without scrimping on comfort. Blending beautifully with the surrounding bush Kwihala offers a high level of service, attention to detail and memorably excellent guiding.

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Kichaka Expeditions

Days 5-8

Kichaka Expeditions is a private camp which opened in 2013 in a section of Tanzania’s Ruaha National Park far from any of the existing camps. The camp was established by Andrew ‘Moli’ Molinaro and his partner Noelle Herzog, with the aim of focusing on walking safaris – and giving visitors a really wild bush experience during which they could explore one of Tanzania’s most remote areas.

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Kwihala Camp

Kwihala Camp

Ruaha National Park, Tanzania

Kichaka Expeditions

Kichaka Expeditions

Ruaha National Park, Tanzania

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Highlights

Our thoughts on five of the top experiences of this Yellow Baboon Fly-In Safari.

  • Enjoying spectacular views from Ikuka Falls
  • Exploring Ruaha’s vast plains devoid of other vehicles
  • Sighting Ruaha’s impressively large lion prides
  • Trying night-vision goggles during a night drive
  • Falling asleep beneath the stars at Kichaka

Activities

Some activities which can be included in the Yellow Baboon Fly-In Safari: talk to us about those which interest you.

  • 4WD Safari

  • Birdwatching

  • Fly-camping

  • Guided walking safari

  • Hot air ballooning

  • Night drive

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Key species to see on the Yellow Baboon Fly-In Safari

Based on our travellers' observations, we’ve estimated the likelihood of seeing these species during the Yellow Baboon Fly-In Safari. Click on the animals and our wildlife surveys page for more info.


Lion

100% chance

Buffalo

100% chance

Elephant

100% chance

Giraffe

100% chance

Hippo

100% chance

Zebra

100% chance

Spotted Hyena

84% chance

Eland

82% chance

Leopard

63% chance

Roan antelope

54% chance

Striped Hyena

50% chance

Cheetah

12% chance

Wild dog

0% chance

Aardvark

0% chance

Pangolin

0% chance

Sable antelope

0% chance

Side-trips whilst on this safari

We may be able to build in some of these optional excursions from the Yellow Baboon Fly-In Safari. Talk to us: they’re usually best arranged when you book.


Balloon Safari over Ruaha

Balloon Safari over Ruaha

Three hours - one hour flight

Varied and scenically stunning, Ruaha National Park features rolling hills, woodlands, open plains and two wide meandering rivers: the Ruaha and the Mwagusi. What better way to view it than from the air, at sunrise? A balloon safari offers just this, the landscape unfolding below your basket as you float almost silently above.

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