Ruaha National Park

ruha national parkRecently expanded, Ruaha National Park is Tanzania’s 2nd largest national park, for the most part unspoilt and thriving in wildlife due to its remoteness. The terrain varies from vast savannah plains to tangled riverine thickets and the very lifeblood of the park; The Great Ruaha River. Most of the park sits on a 900 meter plateau turning the game viewing into a spectacular and unique experience.Sable & Roan antelopes, Greater & Lesser kudu, huge elephant herds, lions, leopards, cheetahs and a myriad of bird species are just some of the park’s many inhabitants.

Ruaha Facts

Size: 10,300 sq. kms.
Location: Central Tanzania, 130 kms west of Iringa town.

How to get there

Scheduled and/or charter flights from Dar es Salaam, Selous, Serengeti, Arusha, Iringa and Mbeya.
Year-round road access through Iringa from Dar es Salaam (about 10 hours) via Mikumi or from Arusha via Dodoma.

What to do

Day walks or hiking safaris through untouched bush.
Stone age ruins at Isimila, near Iringa, 120 km (75 miles) away, one of Africa's most important historical sites

Video from Youtube: