- Ruaha National Park
Ruaha National Park Safari
A Ruaha safari takes you to where the woodlands of southern Africa meet the savannahs of east Africa: the result is a highly bio-diverse wildlife experience.
Home to the largest elephant herds in east Africa as well as heavyweight species such as buffalo, giraffe and hippo, Ruaha National Park also has a reputation for predators: lion, leopard and cheetah are resident as are wild dogs and spotted hyenas. As for bird watching, with a bird list of over 500 Ruaha ranks among the world’s best birding destinations.
The Ruaha National Park lies in southern Tanzania and is usually visited as part of a ‘southern circuit’ itinerary along with the mighty Selous Reserve. A beautiful landscape of rolling hills, grassy plains and enormous, brooding baobab trees, Ruaha is Tanzania’s largest national park but its remote location makes it one of the least visited. This makes it perfect for travellers looking for an alternative to the more popular ‘northern circuit’: the Serengeti, Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Crater.
Accommodation ranges from romantic riverside lodges to mobile tented camps, each located to showcase Ruaha’s wildlife at its most rewarding. You enjoy game drives and nature walks with expert guides as well as great food and service – you can also expect a pleasant surprise or two such as sunset drinks by the river or a candle-lit table for two.
Talk to Safari Online about a Ruaha safari and we’ll recommend the best tour and accommodation for your requirements. We can also tailor-make an itinerary for you, combining Ruaha with other safari destinations in Tanzania or east Africa as well as the Indian Ocean island of Zanzibar for an unbeatable safari and beach holiday.