explore Ruaha National Park, Tanzania
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Explore Ruaha National Park, Tanzania

Explore Ruaha National Park in Central Tanzania. Ruaha is a very impressive park with an abundance of wildlife. In addition, due to the parks somewhat remote location, it is not on the main tourist circuit, and so visitors can enjoy viewing the wildlife without competing with hordes of other tourists.

The park is home to very large prides of lions as well giraffes, herds of elephant and many other wild animals. The road network follows the Ruaha River, where the animals congregate in the dry season.

Flora and fauna

  • lions, cheetah, buffalo, wild dog, hyena.
  • A population of 10,000 elephants.
  • Kudu (greater and lesser).
  • Sable and roan antelope.
  • Hippo, crocodile, impala, jackal.
  • A great variety of bird life.

Self-drive. The most direct route to the park is from the town of Iringa on the main Zambia-Dar Es Salaam trunk. A dirt road traverses west to northwest to the park entrance. The road is in reasonable condition and can be travelled by a two wheel drive vehicle.

Petrol can be bought at headquarters for a relatively expensive price so better fuel up in Iringa.

Guides can be hired, strongly recommend to increase game spotting and for orientation in the Park.

Official tourism websites of Ruaha

For more information please visit the official government website: 

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