Ruaha National Park

Ruaha national park is the largest national park in Tanzania located in south-central Tanzania and situated at a distance of about 130 kilometers from Kizigo-Muhesi ecosystem and 455 kilometers from Nyerere International airport, this park lies on the east side of the Great Rift Valley bordering Selous game reserve in the west and Serengeti national park in the south.

Ruaha National Park

Ruaha National Park

Ruaha national park covers an area of 20,226 square kilometers protecting flora, fauna, rolling hills, rocky escarpments, rolling hills, and vast plains dotted with Baobab trees. Fauna species in Ruaha national park include over 1650 plant species, baobab trees, acacia vegetation, and many other species.

Fauna in Ruaha national park includes the largest population of elephants in Africa, other mammals in this park include lions, leopards, wild dogs, cheetahs, giraffes, zebras, elands, impalas, bat-eared foxes, jackals, topi, roan antelopes, hartebeests, and many more.

Ruaha national park is crossed by numerous rivers such as Ruaha river from which the park derives its name, Lukosi River, Yovi River, Kitete River, Sanje River, Little Ruaha, Kisigo River, Mbarali river, Kimani river, and Chimala river. There are also small rivers which include Umrobo River, Mkoji River, Lunwa River, Mlomboji river, Ipatagwa river, Mambi, and Mswiswi river.

Ruaha national park offers a couple of safari activities such as walking safaris, game viewing safaris, and bird-watching safaris