Ruaha National Park is the largest national park in Tanzania. The addition of the Usangu Game Reserve and other important wetlands to the park in 2008 increased its size to about 20,226 square kilometres (7,809 sq mi), making it the largest park in Tanzania and East Africa.
The park is about 130 kilometres (81 mi) west of Iringa. The park is a part of the 45,000 square kilometres (17,000 sq mi) Rungwa-Kizigo-Muhesi ecosystem, which includes the Rungwa Game Reserve, the Kizigo and Muhesi Game Reserves, and the Mbomipa Wildlife Management Area.
The name of the park is derived from the Great Ruaha River, which flows along its southeastern margin and is the focus for game-viewing. The park can be reached by car on a dirt road from Iringa and there are two airstrips – Msembe airstrip at Msembe (park headquarters), and Jongomeru Airstrip, near the Jongomeru Ranger Post.
RUAHA NATIONAL PARK
We give you the opportunity to explore all about ,the Tanzania last "enclave" of wildlife and the second largest park in Africa after Kafue National Park found in Zambia.The park is found Iringa region-south central of Tanzania covering a area of 20226 Km.Ruaha is among of the largest game sanctuaries in southern circuit of Tanzania with a surperb range of both lesser and greater kudu,sable and roan antelope.Wild Ruaha give the visitors a memorable moment and the park is home to the largest concentration of elephants ,buffalo,zebra,giraffe,and you might see bore reed buck ,grants gazelle,and various predators such as lion,leopard,cheetah,hyena,wild dog and so much more.
The park with more than 575 bird life species have been recorded.However the Ruaha red-billed hornbill and Ruaha chat was discovered in and named accordingly.But also the park is offer a complete diversity of habitats to more than 1650 species of plants.
WHAT TO DO?
When you are in Ruaha National Park,you might do wilderness trail that can help you to experience and see many things that most people miss when they only drive around.However you can do bird watching,game drive,picnicking,and night game.
THE BEST TIME TO VISIT? The best time for wildlife safaris in Ruaha NP is during the dry season from end of April to December.In this period the animals become concentrated along the shrinking water source and help you to exploring and experiencing the park.
HOW TO GET THERE?
Ruaha NP can be reached ;
you can travel from all Tanzania airports to Ruaha NP with a
> Charter flight
> Auric Air
All road are passable through out the year