Ruaha Safari in Southern Tanzania
Ruaha is located in the heart of the Tanzania in an unique transition zone, where east and southern African fauna and flora overlap.
The relative inaccessibility of Ruaha has resulted in fewer tourists visiting, but those who do visit are rewarded with a real sense of the unspoiled and untamed; reflecting Africa as it once was. Explore wild landscapes of baobab studded hills, rocky escarpments and river shores in peace and solitude.
Ruaha National Park derives its name from the great Ruaha river which marks the Eastern boundary of the park.
The river is home to hippo, crocodile and turtle. A variety of habitats within the park (including miombo and acacia woodland, terminalia scrub and riverine forest) support many bird and animal species. Expect to see a range of predators - lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog and hyena; ungulates - zebra, defassa waterbuck, impala, giraffe and hartebeest; and some unexpected species more usually found in southern Africa - kudu, sable and roan antelope.
Within its 12,950 sq km also roam a dense population of elephant, the largest found within any East African national park.
There is also an amazing diversity of bird life in Ruaha of around 460 species, including visits by northern and sounthern migrants.
Highlights: Game driving
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See more safari ideas on the safari program page . You can combine northern and southern safari parks - all are flight linked.
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