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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: Day-by-day

More detailed information of what each day entails, and the various places you’ll stay on the Yellow Baboon Fly-In Safari. Everything we do is completely tailor-made so while this is an idea which works well, we’ll always design an itinerary just for you.


Day 1

Starts: Dar es Salaam International Airport

After collecting your luggage, you’ll be met by a local representative for the five-minute shuttle transfer to the Domestic Terminal.

Day 1

Dar es Salaam to Ruaha by light aircraft & 4WD

At Dar es Salaam, climb on board a light aircraft for a flight of around 2½ hours, crossing rolling hills and open farmland as you head west to Ruaha. On landing at Msembe Airstrip, it's usually a game drive of about 1½ hours to Kwihala, so keep your camera handy.

Kwihala Camp
Days 1-5

Kwihala Camp

4 nights
Full BoardRuaha National Park, Tanzania

Kwihala combines comfort and simplicity in a superb game viewing location to delight any true wilderness enthusiast. **Kwihala Camp is currently closed. We are waiting to hear about future plans for the site. Please contact us for more details. **

Kwihala Camp

Kwihala combines comfort and simplicity in a superb game viewing location to delight any true wilderness enthusiast. **Kwihala Camp is currently closed. We are waiting to hear about future plans for the site. Please contact us for more details. **

Kwihala strikes a good balance between wild camping and essential comforts. This frontier style bush camp has six well designed tented rooms set amongst Sokwe Forest – a cool haven for animals, birds and humans alike. Beds are comfortable and toilets are flush, whilst bucket showers and solar lighting keep the eco footprint light. The accommodation is simple yet the attention to detail ensures all needs are catered for.

The camp’s superb location on the Mwagusi River in wildlife rich surroundings means not a minute of animal viewing time is squandered by having to travel to and from the prime game drive areas. The diverse landscape and quantity of wildlife, enhanced by the expert knowledge and humour of the excellent guides, make every activity special. In addition to game drives, Kwihala offers bush meals, night drives and exhilarating walking safaris.

"Everything about our stay at Kwihala was fantastic. "

Mr A.fromNewton Abbot

Arrived 29 Sep 2022, 4 nights

The service at Kwihala Camp is warm and friendly. Visitors are enthusiastically sung into camp upon arrival and welcomed back from each activity with a smile. Finally, the enchantment of dining in the dry riverbed under a starlit sky encircled by fairy solar lamps is pure magic. See our full report on Kwihala Camp

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111 reviews of Kwihala Camp by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Guided walking safari

Hot air ballooning

Night drive

Day 5

Kwihala to Kichaka by 4WD

After breakfast, your guide from Kwihala will return you to Msembe Airstrip, where a guide from Kichaka Expeditions will be waiting for the journey north. Watch out for wildlife along the course of the Ruaha River, then stop en route for a bush lunch before reaching camp mid afternoon.

Kichaka Expeditions
Days 5-8

Kichaka Expeditions

3 nights
Full BoardRuaha National Park, Tanzania

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.

Kichaka Expeditions

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.

"Just superb.....Noelle and Moli run a 1st class operation"

Mr GfromCalifornia

Arrived 11 Sep 2020, 5 nights

Kichaka is one Tanzania’s most remote and exciting camps. Moli is a first-class walking guide with great knowledge and Noelle is a pleasure to be around. To have their passion for Africa all to ourselves during Kichaka’s first season was a real privilege. That said, we’re mindful that Kichaka is a simple camp at heart – the bathrooms in the main camp are slightly separate from the tents and Kichaka focuses purely on walking – so it won’t suit everyone. However, we love it and are particularly enthused about their fly-camping. See our full report on Kichaka Expeditions

98%
23 reviews of Kichaka Expeditions by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Fly-camping

Guided walking safari

Hot air ballooning

Day 8

Ruaha to Dar es Salaam by 4WD & light aircraft

Watch our for wildlife during the leisurely 4WD game drive from Kichaka, arriving at the airstrip in about three hours. Then hop on board your light aircraft for the flight of some 2½ hours, crossing the forested slopes of Mikumi and Udzungwa national parks before landing at Dar es Salaam.

Day 8

Ends: Dar es Salaam International Airport

On arrival at the Domestic Terminal, you’ll be escorted to a shuttle for the International Terminal, taking just five minutes.

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Optional extra day-trips and excursions possible whilst staying at lodges on this trip. These are usually best arranged in advance so talk to us.


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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