Sunblock, Sunhat, Sunglasses, Camera, Camera charger, Binoculars, A powerful Torch, Spare batteries, International plug adapter, Fly swat, Insect repellent, Anti-malaria medication, Long trousers and a light sweater,
Mobile Phone (On silent or flight mode when on game drives and at the Lodge dining area & bar !!)
An open mind.
PLASTIC BAGS – they have been banned in Tanzania & Kenya – TAKE NOTE The Rest of the World.
More than 15 kilos luggage, alcohol, any weapons or fire arms, poison.
Frequently asked questions.
From June to November during the dry season is the best time to see the wildlife that is drawn to the Ruaha river and water holes. January and February the Park will be greener with longer grasses but it is also a good time to visit.
Generally the short rains are in November and December and the longer rains in March, April and May. However climate change is making the rains less predictable and recent years more rain has fallen during the short rains than the longer rains.
You do not have to have any but recommended would be:
Tetanus, Hepatitis A &B, Typhoid, Rabies,
Yellow Fever is only controlled if arriving from another African country where the vaccinations are obligatory.
Yes, especially in Dar es Salaam
For our guests visiting Ruaha and Mafia Island for a week or two we recommend ensuring that you use mosquito nets and cover up skin at dawn and dusk as well as using sprays and deterrents.
But to be totally safe it is better to take a prescribed prophylax like doxycycline, and mefloquine.
We ensure that there are mosquito nets in our partner Hotels & Lodges.
Yes, but normally encountered West of the Ruaha River Lodge and during the rains.
Cover up ankles and legs and carry a fly swat on your safaris. The guides will also carry a smoker device that keeps them away in especially bad areas.
IF you stay in your vehicle on safari and follow your guides advice you will be safe.
Do ask your guide where and when it is safe to go to the toilet!
At the Ruaha River Lodge you will be asked to sign a disclaimer form and will be given a safety briefing. Masai guides will accompany you between your banda and the dining/bar areas as elephant, hippo and lion can walk through the Lodge day and night.
Do NOT go jogging or walking unaccompanied by a Masai guide.
The animals are wild and free. We are guests in their habitat and that must be respected.
Strictly 15 Kilos per person!! If more you will either need to pay a surcharge or depending on how full your flight is be requested to leave some luggage behind.
No. The 4WD safari vehicles are open to the wind but with a purpose built sun- shade. The specially converted jeeps and landrovers have No doors or windows to allow for the best viewing of wildlife and experiencing the wilderness that you drive through.
Yes there is a generator that powers lights and sockets from 6am – 10am and 4pm – 10pm.
Yes, all bottled mineral water is safe to drink. Do not drink from any other water source.
Yes, your drinks bill needs to be paid by cash or credit card before departure.
Yes, please do. You can tip individually or leave a collective tip before you leave. The service is always friendly and often excellent.
Yes. Just let the staff know on arrival your dietary requirements and the excellent cooks will prepare accordingly.
Yes, Vodacom and Airtel have masts in the Park…sadly !
No. This is a place to truly disconnect from the Rest of the World.