Ruaha National Park….”An astonishing concentration of wildlife within one river basin” Ruaha National Park gets its name from the Great Ruaha River which flows along its eastern border on its course to the Rufiji River. Ruaha is the largest National Park in Africa with an area of 20,226 Sq. Km (7,809 Sq Miles). It is home to one of Tanzania’s largest elephant populations.
Information on the Park:
- Established 1964
- 20,226 Square Km (7,809 Sq. Miles)
- Ranges from 1,000 to 1,500 meters above sea level
- Two defined seasons, dry season between May – October and Wet season from November to April.
- Access to Ruaha is either by Scheduled or Charter flight from major airports in Tanzania; or by road from Dar es Salaam (625 kms).
- Best season for visiting is July to October.
What to experience in Ruaha National Park
- Striking Natural beauty – palm fringed river valleys, savannahs dotted with baobabs, rugged rocky outcrops
- Home of large herd of elephants and buffalos. Other animals include kudus, gazelles, sable antelope, eland, lions, cheetahs, leopards, hippos etc.
- Greater Kudu species are easy to spot here than in most other Parks.
- One of the most significant refuges of Wild dog.
- For bird lovers, has over 400 species of birds.
- Best time to see predators and large mammals is during the dry season.
- Closeness to nature – due to good trekking facilities. Hiking is with a Guide.
- Game drives, Walking and Hiking Safaris