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Ruaha National Park

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Ruaha National Park

The park is famously known for its diverse vegetation and animals. It is one of the enormous parks in East Africa. The significant area of 20,226 km2 provides a pristine wilderness experience. You will have the whole place for yourself to explore, as Ruaha is uncrowded.

The area is excellent for viewing the predators. You will see a pride of endangered wild dogs and lions busy hunting. There are great antelope spices like kudu, sable, and roan. The elephants are also in a wide range of 12,000. June to October is the best time to visit Ruaha NP as the wet season leads to several lodges not operating. It can also be hard to spot the faunas.

Unique activities like balloon trips take place in mid-June-Oct. The greenery that you shall encounter is baobab trees and miombo woodland. Open plains, rolling moors, and rugged gorges are what make up this park’s landscape. Chances of meeting the jackals, zebras, and bat-eared fox are incredibly high. Walking safari is one of the best activities to appreciate nature. Ruaha has over 500 bird species, a suitable place for bird enthusiasts, especially in winter.

Tourists can observe the Big Five creatures, eland, hippo, spotted hyena, cheetah, and striped hyena. Mark your holiday with mouthwatering bush breakfast or sundowner in the afternoon. Make your trip worthwhile by visiting various cultural and historic sites in Ruaha. The river in this park generates electricity and is used for agriculture.

Animals at Ruaha National Park

Tanzania Wildlife is plenty in Ruaha National Park. Animals you can see are – Elephants, Zebras, Giraffes, African Wild dogs, Greater and Lesser Kudus, brown hyenas, hippos, crocodiles, and plenty more. There are also more than 500 bird species in the park as well.

Activities at Ruaha National Park

There’s a variety of activities that you can enjoy in Ruaha National Park. Game Drives and Walking Safaris are some of the best in Tanzania. Guided nature walks and Birding Safaris are also available.

Highlights of Ruaha National Park

The top highlights of Ruaha National Park include:

  • A perfect destination for a big five safari.
  • Option for a night safari to look for nocturnal Tanzania Wildlife.
  • Hot Air Balloon Safaris are available and they provide a unique experience.
  • Opportunities to visit the local villages and experience Tanzania Culture.

Best Time to visit Ruaha National Park

The Dry Season (from May to December) is an ideal time to visit Ruaha National Park. Tanzania Wildlife gathers around watering holes during this time. Your Tanzania Safari in Ruaha National Park will be filled with rewards.

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