Ruaha is the largest National Park in Tanzania; it is located in the south-west and it covers an area of approximately 20,000 km2. Ruaha is a massive park but is relatively unknown and is only visited by a handful of tourists every year. The park is named after the great Ruaha River which flows in the south-east of the park and sustains life in the park.
The park is characterized by rocky escarpments and hills and has one of the largest concentrations of predators in Tanzania.At Ruaha, you will see lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyena, wild dogs, and jackals. Herbivores such as elephants, buffaloes, zebras, giraffes, Grant’s gazelles, greater and lesser kudus, sable and roan antelopes, waterbucks, and impalas are found throughout the park.
Best Time to Visit
The park is accessible throughout the year, but the best (recommended) time to visit is during the dry season between May and November; during this time, the park dries up forcing the animals to gather around water holes.