Ruaha National Park

Tanzania’s largest national park yet relatively unknown, Ruaha is Africa’s new safari frontier. This vast wilderness in the southwest of the country covers 20 226km², yet it is visited by only a handful of intrepid travellers each year. A Ruaha safari is not to be missed.



Ruaha – named after the Great Ruaha River that serves as a lifeline for the animals of the park in the dry season – forms the core of a much larger wilderness ecosystem of 150 000km². The banks of the Ruaha are a permanent hunting ground for lion, leopard, cheetah, jackal, hyena and the rare and endangered African wild dog, who prey on the waterbuck, impala and gazelle that come to the river to drink. This is a remote wilderness area that offers an authentic and profound safari experience for those in the know and those who have a special place in their hearts for Tanzania safari parks.



Why Visit?

- Seeing big cats and Ruaha is home to 10% of the world’s lion


- Baobabs and spectacular scenery


- Abundant game including giraffes, elephants, buffalos , hyenas, kudu and wild dogs etc


- Less visitors and offers exclusive safari experience

When to go?

All year round except long rainy season (Apr-May). 

Great gama viewing when water source is scarce in dry deason July-Oct.