Ruaha is a wonderful National Park beautifully situated along the fertile Ruaha River in a hilly landscape dotted with centuries old baobabs. Despite the fact that you can view all the animals of the popular Serengeti and Ngorogoro, it is much less visited. You will be completely in peace with the nature, seeing only a handfull of other cars per day.
After breakfast you will collect your belongings and take off to Ruaha National Park; taking in the beautiful landscape on the way. Upon arrival lunch to be served in the park. After lunch you will proceed on a full day game drive.
Ruaha National Park was organized in the early 60’s with the main reason to protect a certain habitat called Miombo. What makes Miombo is very special are two species of trees (Julbernardia and Brachystegia). Miombo houses different types of animals and birds.
Ruaha is located in a unique area with low and high altitude; making for a variety of vegetation. Later in the day you will drive back to Iringa with a beautiful African sunset to view along the way. You will have dinner and your overnight at the Hotel Iringa. This is where your safari will end.
Ruaha National Park, Tanzania
Ruaha National Park in the centre of Tanzania takes its name from the Hehe word for ‘river.’ The eponymous Great Ruaha River serves as a lifeline for the park’s wildlife. Although it’s the largest national park in the country and rich in wildlife, Ruaha is one of the least busy places to visit in Tanzania, so safaris here feel remote and exclusive.
In the dry season, visitors can expect to see golden savannah studded with baobabs and misty hills stretching along the horizon. With the annual rains, the grasslands become a lush green and the baobabs bloom.
Waterbuck, impala and gazelle come to the river to drink and predators are never far behind. You may spot lion or leopard prowling watchfully along the banks, or cheetah lying in wait on the plains, while skulking jackal and hyena are on the lookout for an opportunity to catch their next meal.