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Visitor Information -- In addition to the official website www.tanzaniaparks.com, the Selous Safari Company, which operates Jongomero Tented Camp, maintains a highly informative website (www.ruaha.com). An entrance fee of $20 per person, per 24 hours is levied.

Getting There & Around -- As with Selous, all camps in Ruaha offer all-inclusive game packages, and the easiest way to get to them is by air. The main flight operators are Coastal Aviation (www.coastal.cc) and Safari Air Link (www.safariaviation.info), and both can fly you between Dar es Salaam or Ruaha in isolation or as part of a broader package safari package including Selous, Katavi, and/or Mahale. A minimum stay of 3 nights is recommended.

Standalone 4X4 safari packages to Ruaha are less attractive than to Selous, mainly because of the distances involved. It's a 580km (360-mile) drive from Dar es Salaam via Iringa, the last 100km (62 miles) is on rough dirt, and it will take 10 to 12 hours in either direction. Driving down makes a great deal more sense if you have about a week to spare and plan to visit Ruaha in combination with Mikumi and Udzungwa. Any safari operator in Dar es Salaam can set up a trip of this sort; I recommend Kearsley's (www.kearsleys.com) and Authentic Tanzania (www.authentictanzania.com).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.