Ruaha National Park—This is the largest national park in Tanzania and all of East Africa. Along with several interior and adjoining game reserves, this park is almost 8,000 square miles. Like the Serengeti, the park is part of the larger Rungwa-Kizigo-Muhesi ecosystem. This park is also home to pretty much all of Africa’s famous safari wildlife. May through December is usually best for seeing large animals and predators. January through April is best for birds and flowers.
The Park is located in central Tanzania and is easily accessible throughout the year. For visitors traveling by road, it is about 81 miles drive from Iringa town and 388 miles from Dar-es-salaam city. The park has two airstrips at Msembe and Jongomeru. You can use the scheduled flights or opt to charter a flight from Dar-es-salaam, Dodoma, Arusha, and Kigoma.
Get guided tours, safaris, and enjoy what the park has to offer, ranging from wildlife, natural features to vegetation. The park is a paradise of birds, having over 571 species of birds. Ruaha National Park has a high number of elephants as compared to other National Park in East Africa. You will spot magnificent mammals like the greater Kudu, Sable, and Roan antelopes in Miombo woodland. Other animals you will get to see in the park include lions, cheetah, leopards, zebras, giraffes, impala, and Jackals.
You will also experience the thrill of being up-close with some reptiles such crocodiles, poisonous and non-poisonous snakes, various types of lizards, and frogs. Experience firsthand interaction with the Great Rift Valley that passes right through the park. The park has a variety of other physical features ranging from rivers, springs, wetlands, and mountains.
Ruaha National Park has a wide range of semi-arid vegetation comprising woodland trees such as baobab, Acacia and other woodland species. Studies show that there exist over 1,650 plant species within the park.
Right within the park is Ruaha River Lodge, which offers dining and accommodation services at affordable prices. Ruaha River Lodge is near a river that is a water source for most wildlife in the park. This proximity gives you an amazing view in the morning as wildlife converges to drink water.
You can also get accommodation from Ruaha Hilltop Lodge and four other camps neighboring the park. These facilities offer mid-range to luxurious accommodation comprising self-contained cottages, common and private dining.
Book a multi-day tour for you and your family and enjoy this memorable lifetime experience in Ruaha National Park.