Ruaha National Park


photo by Ron Hoffman

Description: Ruaha National Park is the second largest National Park in Tanzania. The Great Ruaha River fascinates with its variety of mammals and birds coming to drink. This is one of Tanzania’s least accessible parks and as a result it is relatively untouched. Ruaha is known for its large elephant and buffalo herds and one of its principal attractions lies in being able to see greater and lesser kudu as well as the majestic sable and roan antelope within the same area. As well as an abundance of lion, leopard and cheetah it is also home to the increasingly rare wild dog.

Location: Southern Central Tanzania, reached by flight from Arusha or Dar es Salaam. Works nicely with a visit to Selous

Things 2 Do: Game Drives, Walking Safaris

Time: Given the distance, spend at least 3 nights. Best during the dry season.

Animals: All the usual: Elephants, Buffalo, Lion, Leopard and Cheetah. Some of the unusual: Sable and Roan Antelope and Wild Dogs.


Mdonya Old River Camp
Ruaha River Lodge

Kwihala Camp
Kigelia Camp (seasonal)
Mwagusi Safari Camp


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