Ruaha National Park is Tanzania’s largest (13,000 square kilometers), a vast wilderness in the south-west of the country visited by only a handful of travellers each year due to its relative inaccessibility. At the park’s heart is the Great Ruaha River, a massive watercourse that flows along its south-eastern margin. Baobab-studded hills, rocky escarpments and dry river beds also characterize this stunning park.
There are about 10,000 elephant and large buffalo herds. Other species include the rare and endangered African Wild Dog and the Sable Antelope. At Ruaha National Park, 436 bird species have been recorded including hornbills, kingfishers and sunbirds. The banks of the Ruaha a permanent hunting ground for lion, leopard, cheetah, jackal, hyena and wild dog.
Best time to visit: June – February