Specialized In Southern Circuit
It has an area of 3,198,700 acres and is the second largest park in Tanzania. The park looks similar to Tarangire due to the landscapes. The distance from Dar es salaam to the park the park is 612 km on tarmac road and only 30 km per hr rough road. It takes 9-10 hrs from Dar es salaam city to Ruaha’s gate and you can use airstrip flight from dar es salaam to Msembe airstrip which is within the park. Since the park straddles the convergence zone of lush highland riverine forest with ferns and orchids and dry, arid valley floor with palms, baobabs and miombo woodlands, an incredible total of 64 mammal species inhabit the park, including 17 species of antelope, 6 types of mongoose and 6 cat genera including prides of lions, families of cheetahs, well-camouflaged leopard, African wild cats, caracals and cervals, not to be confused with genets and civets which are also common. Many species, such as the African wild dog and greater kudu and lesser kudus exist too but are threatened or absent from other parks and conservation areas. Ruaha boasts over of thousands of elephants in dissected herds, and also buffalos, hundreds of crocodiles and hippopotamus, diverse kinds of fish in the Great Ruaha River, and one of the largest bird checklists ever to delight any twitcher’s heart, with over 570 recorded species. Activities are game viewing and walking safari.