Ruaha National Park is the country’s largest national park. Measuring a whopping 20,226 square kilometres after acquiring the Usangu Game Reserve in 2008, Ruaha is now one of the most iconic and significant safari destinations in Tanzania. Up there with Serengeti and Ngorongoro, Ruaha is one of the most desirable safaris for newcomers or seasoned explorers alike and offers some of the best game viewing including 4 of the Big Five (no rhinos) with a particularly high concentration of elephants plus sightings of cheetahs, wild dogs, impala, hippos and crocodiles. Much of the park is untouched, giving visitors a truly unique and unforgettable safari experience – a great choice for an off the beaten path adventure!
As well as being able to spot 4 of the Big Five and various other game, the park is also home to the Greater Kudu which can’t be spotted in any other national park. Other rare sightings may include the sable antelope and roan antelope, plus the Great Ruaha River offers sightings of different species of fish.
Where to Stay:
Our featured Jongomero camp is highly recommended for those looking to explore Ruaha National Park. Guided walks and game drives are available daily.