Ruaha National Park
In 2008 two neighbouring conservation areas were added to Ruaha National Park and its size now stands at a staggering 23,000 square kilometres.
This is Tanzania on a huge and very wild scale; it is very remote and far from any major towns with very few visitors and so offers one of the most private game viewing experiences in Africa. The landscape is rugged and harsh and offers great diversity from massive rocky hills and outcrops to thick dense impenetrable bush all the way to more open grasslands in the east; the most striking features are the numerous serpentine dry "sand rivers" which cross the park lined with dense cooling riverine vegetation where many animals take refuge.
Ruahas' greatest secret lies in its extraordinary diversity of animals, plants and birds. Within the park as a whole there are over 1600 species of tree, twice as many as the great Selous Game Reserve which is also twice the size of Ruaha. There are a recorded 530 different species of birds, half of all Tanzania’s bird species may be glimpsed in this park making it one of the continents premier birding destinations. Among the mammals, the park possesses one of the largest species counts of large mammal of any other park. With all the regular animals such as elephant, huge herds of buffalo, giraffe, zebra, impala, eland, hippo, crocodile, lion and leopard, Ruaha holds a large amount of the rarer less seen creatures.
The Accommodation (3)
Set deep in the bush on a hillside with stunning views, Kwihala Camp is positioned in one of the prime locations in Ruaha, in an area famed for its rich wildlife sightings and rare sightings of...View details >
Kigelia Camp is one Ruaha’s best camps for game-viewing, offering a truly wild yet luxurious experience. Far from the crowds, in the heart of unspoilt Africa, this remote eco-camp is the perfect spot...View details >
Jongomero, on the banks of a seasonal sand river, is situated in the most isolated of locations within the Ruaha National Park. The camp is tucked away among some shady riverine vegetation not far...View details >
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