A truly wild safari with exceptionally varied game viewing
“The game viewing starts the moment the plane touches down. A giraffe races beside the airstrip, all legs and neck, yet oddly elegant in its awkwardness. A line of zebras parades across the runway…”
Ask any seasoned Tanzania traveller, “What is your favourite game reserve?” and odds are their answer will be “Ruaha”. Ruaha National Park provides an experience akin to an old-style safari, away from the crowds, in an area that has remained unchanged for centuries. This compelling park with its evocative wild atmosphere and dramatic geography is a vast unspoilt wilderness of some 13,000km2 in central Tanzania.
Second only to Katavi in terms of untrammeled wilderness, but far more accessible, Ruaha is known for exceptionally varied game viewing. The park supports one of Africa’s largest elephant populations, abundant lion prides and packs of wild dogs. Leopard sightings are frequent and there’s birldlife aplenty, as well as an impressive tally of antelope. The park also represents a transition zone where eastern and southern African species of fauna and flora overlap.