Ruaha National Park
At 10,300 square kilometres, Ruaha National Park is Tanzania’s second largest National Park. Located in the southern half of the country, the park is not as frequently visited as those located in the north making it the perfect location for people wanting to be off the beaten path.
The herbivores of this park, including Grant’s gazelle, lesser and greater kudu, roan antelope, impala and waterbuck face a daily challenge of evading a range of predators including several prides of lions and other cats such as leopards and cheetah. They also face a threat from both the spotted and striped hyena as well as packs of the endangered wild dog.
Walking safaris are offered in Ruaha giving an exceptional opportunity to experience this true wilderness area on a one to one basis with nature. Naturally, vehicle based game viewing is also possible and the park features an extensive game trail network.
If you are looking for elephants, Ruaha National Park is the place to be. With more than 10,000 elephants, the park has the largest population of any in East Africa.
The best time to visit the park is between June and December. Accommodation includes a riverside lodge and a few luxury tented camps.