Places Ruaha National Park

Ruaha National Park in Tanzania is part of the Rungwa-Kizigo-Muhesi ecosystem which covers 45 000 square kilometers. The name Ruaha originates from the Hehe word ‘ruvaha’ which means ‘river’. The park history dates back to 1910. In the years after various reserves and wetlands were incorporated into Ruaha National Park. Today it is the largest Park in Tanzania and East Africa - with an area of about 2230226 square kilometres.

The park serves both wildlife and human settlement - downstream there is farming activity and the hydroelectric power plant which supplies the country with power. Ruaha National Park has a high diversity or plant and animal life including elephant, buffalo, wild dogs and various species of antelope. The park is accessible by air and by road.

The park offers game viewing, walking safaris, bird watching and bush meals. The best time of the year to see large mammals and cats is during the dry season of May to December. January to May - the wet season - is ideal for birdwatching, wildflowers and Kudu, whose breeding season is in June. Ruaha National Park’s variety of plants, animals, birdlife, mountains, wetlands and natural springs provide an array of safari choices. See Ruaha National Park safaris in Tanzania below.
Central Tanzania (Ruaha Region | Ruaha National Park)
Kwihala Tented Camp at night.

Kwihala Camp, Ruaha National Park, Tanzania

Kwihala Camp is ideal for guests seeking a private African safari experience in the Ruaha National Park in Tanzania.
Enjoy breakfast and wonderful elephant sightings at

Mdonya Old River Camp, Ruaha National Park, Tanzania

Mdonya Old River Camp is for people looking for a genuine, off the beaten track, round the campfire Tanzania safari experience
Enjoy breakfast while viewing game at Ruaha River Lodge.

Ruaha River Lodge, Ruaha National Park, Tanzania

Ruaha River Lodge offers rustic and comfortable accommodation and a range of activities for a true Tanzania experience

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