boys wanted you to see this picture they took...
Tanzania was our best trip..." -Linda from
Rhode Island, USA
were fortunate to visit Ruaha River Lodge in
July 2003, flown in
from Selous Game Reserve in Peter Fox's Cessna
206 from which we could
see the varied landscapes of this wonderful
piece of virgin bush. In our
opinion, Ruaha National Park has to be up there
with Luangwa Valley,
Moremi and Etosha as among the best Africa has
to offer in terms of
variety of landscape, tranquility & quality
of game viewing.
In just one morning's game drive we saw: Leopard,
4 female and 2 male
Lions, Greater Kudu, Roan, Duiker, Waterbuck,
2 species of Mongoose, Zebra, Giraffe, Elephant
in groups of 80+, large
herds of Buffalo, troops of Baboon etc etc.
Birds included Booted, Brown
Snake, Verreaux's, Bateleur and African Fish
Eagles, Grey & Dickinson's
Kestrels, Eastern Pale Chanting Goshawk, 6 species
of Hornbill etc, plus
rarer sitings of Sulphur-Breasted Bush-Shrike
The Bandas at the River Lodge were comfortable
and beautifully sited for
privacy and views of the river. For us one of
the unexpected luxuries of
the trip was the quality and variety of the
food on offer - imagine
fresh leeks in the middle of the bush! Fresh
produce is regularly flown
in from the Fox family farm in the highlands.
Our hosts were Peter and Sarah Fox, who couldn't
have been kinder. They
were ably assisted by Manageress Jennifer Coxell
(what a star) and a
host of local staff, all of whom were very professional.
The Game Guides
Josephat and Essau also deserve a special mention,
even seeming to
have eyes in the back of their heads at times.
All vehicles were well maintained and had working
prospective clients should always consider when
choosing who to go on
safari with. Having been stuck for 3 days in
the bush in the past, this
is something we have learned from experience!
All in all, a stay at Ruaha River Lodge comes
Ian & Helen
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