Ruaha National Park

  • Bulbous baobabs. Tortured termite hills rising from sunbaked red plains.
  • The spine chilling trumpeting of an elephant herd set in protective huddle around its young.
  • Ruaha is Tanzania’s largest park, with a mood all its own, an aura of rugged spirituality that makes it a favorite with seasoned safari goers.
  • The climate austerity is alleviated by the great Ruaha River, which follows the eastern boundary in a flooded torrent during the rains, but dwindled thereafter to a scattering of precious pools surrounded by sand and rock.
  • During the dry season, Impala and other antelopes risk their life for a sip of life sustaining water, and the risk is considerable.
  • Not only from the large lion pride that lord over the plains, but also from Cheetah, Leopard and other large predators, including both Striped and spotted hyena, and several conspicuous packs of the highly endangered African wild dog.
  • Transition to the acacia savannah of East Africa and the Miombo woodland belt of Southern Africa, Ruaha supports an unusually high antelope diversity: Grant gazelles and lesser kudu at the south of their range, the handsome Sable and Roan antelopes, and the might greater kudu the parks emblem with its magnificent corkscrew horns.


  • Elephants, Buffalo, Greater and Lesser Kudu, Hippos, Crocodiles, Lion, Leopard, Striped and Spotted Hyena, Bat eared foxes and Wild dog.


  • Game drives, Walk through untouched bushes.
  • Stone age artifacts and fossils can be viewed at Isimila, one of Africa’s most important prehistoric sites.

Where To Stay?

Ruaha River Lodge
Mwagusi Safari Camp
Ruaha River Lodge

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