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Ruaha National Park

Tanzania’s Largest Wildlife Sanctuary with Diverse Fauna

Location & Geography:

Nestled in the southern expanse of Tanzania, Ruaha National Park stands as the country’s largest wildlife sanctuary. Embraced by the Rift Valley, it is bordered by the majestic Great Ruaha River on its eastern fringe. Sharing boundaries with the Rungwa and Kizigo Game Reserves, this expansive park boasts rugged landscapes, undulating hills, rocky formations, and vast plains, offering a picturesque natural canvas.

Historical Significance:

While devoid of significant historical events, Ruaha National Park holds cultural significance for indigenous tribes like the Iringa and Hehe, who have harmoniously coexisted with its wildlife for centuries. Considered stewards of the land, these tribes share a deep-rooted connection with the park’s ecosystem.

Main Attractions:

Renowned for its rich biodiversity, Ruaha National Park offers unparalleled wildlife encounters. Witness majestic elephants, prowling lions, elusive leopards, graceful giraffes, and a myriad of antelope species. With over 570 bird varieties, including migratory species, it is a haven for birdwatchers. The iconic Great Ruaha River, a lifeline during the dry season, serves as a focal point for wildlife observation.

Activities and Experiences:

Ruaha National Park presents a spectrum of activities for visitors:

Game Drives: Embark on thrilling game drives led by expert rangers, offering close encounters with the park’s diverse wildlife.
Walking Safaris: Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the African bush on guided walking safaris, gaining insights into the park’s unique ecosystem.
Birdwatching: Explore the avian wonders of Ruaha, home to a vast array of bird species, ideal for birdwatching enthusiasts.
Bush Camping: Experience the wilderness up close with bush camping adventures, or unwind at scenic picnic spots amidst nature’s embrace.

Best Time to Visit:

The dry season, from June to October, is prime for wildlife viewing, as sparse vegetation facilitates easier animal sightings, especially around the Great Ruaha River. Alternatively, the wet season, from November to April, offers vibrant landscapes and a plethora of migratory birds, ideal for birdwatching aficionados.

Getting There:

Accessing Ruaha National Park is facilitated by flights to Iringa Airport or Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam, followed by connecting flights to the park’s airstrip. Alternatively, visitors can opt for a scenic drive from Iringa or arrange guided transfers for convenience.


  • 4×4 land cruiser top-up roof.
  • Park fees (for non-residents)
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • All accommodation while on Safaris.
  • Round-trip airport transfer
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional}
  • All Taxes/VAT


  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Tips. 
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees

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