Ruaha National Park in Tanzania is the largest protected area in East Africa with a total area of 20 226 km2 (7 809 sq miles). The park gets its name from the Great Ruaha River that flows along the southeastern border and is where the best game viewing can be found.

More than 570 bird species have been identified in Ruaha, including the curious-looking but impressive hornbill, which calls the park its home. Other animals that are abundant here include cheetah, leopard, wild dog, spotted hyena, giraffe, hippos, African buffalo and sable antelope. Since 2005, the park has been a Lion Conservation Unit.

Getting There

The park can be reached by dirt road from Iringa or there are two airstrips, namely Msembe, which is at the park headquarters and Jongomeru near the Jongomeru Ranger Post.

Ideal Destination For

  • Adventure
  • Bucket List
  • Multi Gen.
  • Romance
  • Safari
  • Solo Travel
  • Special Interest

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