Ruaha National Park

Ruaha National Park

Overview

Ruaha National Park is the largest national park of Tanzania by surface area covered. However, it is also the least visited Tanzania national parks, receiving less than 1% of the total tourist travelling to Tanzania.

Ruaha located in the southern safari circuit of Tanzania is known for its wild landscape and offers excellent game viewing experience. It is often dubbed as Tanzania’s best kept secrets as you can enjoy your game in complete solitude away from the crowd which is synonyms to other parks of Tanzania.

The park gets its name from the Great Ruaha River, which flows along its southeastern border and is the heart for game-viewing.

The dominant vegetation of Ruaha is brachystegia (miombo) woodland. You can also find some areas are scattered with the striking enigmatic baobab trees.

Ruaha is known for its unbelievable animal sightings, including large herds of elephant and plenty of predators. All big cats are regularly seen, and the endangered wild dog is the star attraction. Antelope species such as greater and lesser kudu, roan and sable antelope can be seen regularly, which are rare or absent in northern Tanzania.

It is a paradise for ornithologist with over 571 species including migratory species from in and outside of Africa.

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