Ruaha National Park


Ruaha National Park

Ruaha National Park is Tanzania's largest protected area, covering over 20,000 square kilometres of rugged terrain that's home to an incredible array of wildlife.

Named after the mighty Ruaha River that flows through its southeastern section, this park is a feast for the senses. You'll marvel at the sweeping savannahs, majestic mountains, and crystal-clear waterways that are teeming with life.

Ruaha is part of the Rungwa-Kizigo-Muhesi ecosystem, which blends the best of Southern and East African nature. Here, you'll encounter rare species like wild dogs, cheetahs, and leopards, as well as a vast array of other wildlife that will leave you breathless.

This park is palpably impressive and has a rich history that dates back to the early 1900s when it was created as a game reserve by the German colonial regime. Today, Ruaha is a world-renowned destination for safari enthusiasts, who flock here to witness the incredible diversity of flora and fauna.

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Wildlife At Ruaha National Park

Ruaha National Park is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts, offering a spectacular display of diverse and rare wildlife.

The park is home to over 10,000 elephants, as well as an abundance of other wildlife including lions, leopards, cheetahs, wild dogs, giraffes, zebras, hyenas, and more.

Birdwatchers will also be in paradise with over 570 species of birds to be found in the park, including the African fish eagle, bateleur eagle, and lilac-breasted roller.

One of the unique features of the park is the Great Ruaha River, which attracts a plethora of wildlife, including crocodiles, hippos, and a variety of bird species.

Ruaha is also one of the only places in Tanzania where you can see the greater kudu, a rare and majestic antelope species with long, spiralling horns.

Activities To Do At Ruaha National Park

Like other national Parks in Tanzania, Ruaha also offers a range of exciting activities for visitors to enjoy. The most popular option is the game drive safari.

The game drive safari provides an opportunity to spot a diverse array of wildlife including lions, elephants, giraffes, and more. Night game drives are also available, offering a chance to see nocturnal animals like hyenas and leopards.

Walking safaris are another popular Activity To Do At Ruaha National Park, and allow visitors to explore the park on foot.

Birdwatching is also a popular activity, with over 570 species of birds to be found in the park.

For a more cultural experience, visitors can take part in a cultural tour to nearby villages to learn about the local customs and way of life of the Iringa people.

Are you inspired to explore the wild heart of Africa? Come and discover the untamed beauty of Ruaha National Park, where lions roar and elephants roam free. Don't wait – book your adventure now and experience the thrill of a lifetime!

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