Ruaha National Park
Ruaha is famous for its large population of Elephants. Presently about 10.000 are roaming the park.
Ruaha National Park is also a true birdwatchers paradise: 436 species have been identified of an estimated total of 475. Among the resident birds are different species of Hornbills, Kingfishers and Sunbirds. Also many migrants visit Ruaha, e.g. the White Stork.
Other special animals in Ruaha are: the African Wild Dog and Sable Antelope. Rhinoceros were last been sighted in 1982 and are probably extinct in the park due to poaching.
Tours Ruaha National Park
Our 14-day Southern Circuit safari includes all the national parks of the Southern Circuit: Selous Game Reserve, Mikumi National Park, Ruaha National Park, Udzungwa Mountains National Park and Saadani National Park.
Our 7-day Southern Circuit safari includes 3 national parks of the Southern Circuit: Mikumi National Park, Ruaha National Park and Udzungwa Mountains National Park.
More Ruaha National Park
Ruaha National Park is the second largest national park in Tanzania. It covers an area of about 12,950 km². It is located in the middle of Tanzania about 130 km from Iringa.
The park is part of a more extensive ecosystem which includes Rungwa Game Reserve, Usangu Game Reserve, and several other protected areas.
The name of the park is derived from the Great Ruaha River, which flows along its south-eastern margin and is the focus for game-viewing. The park can be reached by car via Iringa and there is an airstrip at Msembe, park headquarters.
The best times to visit for predators and large mammals is the dry season (May-December) and for birds and flowers, the wet season (January-April).