Ruaha National Park
Ruaha national park
Many feel it’s one of the most beautiful Tanzanian Parks, dominated by the sadly depleted River Ruaha. The boundaries have been recently extended and now it rivals Serengeti in terms of overall size. There is also an extended ecosystem. During the drier times, you will see many herds looking for scarce water.
Ruaha's main attractions are the beautiful landscapes and the individual quality of its safaris in a little-visited wilderness with only 5 camps. It is remote and more expensive to access but, again, very rewarding for the special effort.
A unique mix of mammals can be observed in the various areas of the Park: the greater and lesser kudu, the roan and larger regal sable antelope... game drives along the well maintained tracks are very special. Wild dog can often be seen as well as a profusion of birdlife. Ruaha is unique in many aspects and research has shown that the fauna and flora of East Africa and West Africa intermingle here.
The “Green Season” is slightly different to that of the northern Parks and it is more difficult to get around because of the nature of the soil in some areas.
The altitude is “only” 1,000m so it is therefore warmer than the northern highlands, particularly during European winter.
The best season is from late June to late October. A safari in these southern Parks and Reserves takes at least a week and time can be “saved” by taking advantage of the comprehensive scheduled flights but then with the obvious budget implications.
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