Ruaha National Park is the largest national park in Tanzania. and East Africa. It covers an area of about 13,000 square kilometres. The name of the park is derived from the Great Ruaha River. Your true wilderness! As Tanzania’s largest national park, Ruaha is a wonderful bastion with its undisturbed wildlife, and breathtaking scenery. Due to its remote location, Ruaha National Park is largely unexplored and a safari here often has the feel of a private, rare adventure. Enjoy unique experiences such as game drives where you are unlikely to encounter any other vehicles. You can also explore the rugged landscapes of Ruaha during beautiful bush walks.
Safaris Tours & Holiday Packages to Ruaha National Park
Ruaha National Park takes its name from the Ruaha River, which flows along its southeastern border. The river provides permanent water in the park, and during the dry season animal concentration along its banks is spectacular. Ruaha National Park is about two to three hours drive from Iringa, a famous town on the Dar es Salaam to Zambia highway. Covering an area of 20,226 square kilometers, Ruaha is the largest National Park in Tanzania. Its borders were extended in 2008 to include Usangu Game Reserve to protect the Ihefu wetlands and the Great Ruaha River catchment areas and biodiversity.
Ruaha national park is one of the few Tanzanias famous wilderness area where one can have a rare experience of game viewing spiced up by the fascinating landscape. The park is rich of plants and animals such as Greater Kudu which cannot be found in any other national park. The park boasts of her almost untouched and unexplored ecosystem, making visitors safari experience very unique.
The Great Ruaha River saves as the life line of the park and is mostly the main source of water for wildlife even though there are a few natural springs saving the same purpose.
Ruaha very exclusive and doesn’t get crowded, Unusual antelope species like greater kudu, roan and sable antelopes. Ruaha is one of the best places in East Africa to encounter wild dogs and is also superb for spotting predators including big prides of lions
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