Ruaha National Park | Tanzania
Other attributes of Ruaha National Park include deep pools and swirling rapids of the Great Ruaha River along the eastern boundary, and hippo pools shadowed by wild fig trees along the Mzombe River of the western border.
Ruaha National Park gives you the chance to experience an old style safari away from the crowds in an area that has remained unchanged for centuries. There are only a few safari lodges in this beautiful expanse of unpopulated wilderness, which stretches out towards the distant blue hills of the Southern Highlands.
Ruaha National Park contains considerable animal and birdlife life, with thousands of elephants and buffalo and a very good chance of seeing rare and beautiful wild dog. It is also the permanent hunting grounds for numerous other predators such as lions, spotted hyenas and jackals. They prey on the many different types of antelopes, of which Sable, Roan and Kudu are the most impressive.
Ruaha's rocky outcrops are littered with hiding places of Chief Mkwawa of the Hehe tribe, who went into hiding after killing a German Captain in an ambush in 1895. This ancient land holds many secrets and hides many animals in its undergrowth. Their cover is blown during the dry season (May to December), when the foliage dies down and animals become easier to see. Twice a year in March/April and October/November, Eurasian migrating birds arrive to boost the already high numbers of exotic and colorful species in this park.
Safari Lodges of Ruaha National Park
- Jongomeru Camp
- Mwagusi Safari Camp
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