Ruaha National Park is one of Tanzania’s lesser visited wildlife destinations but it is one of our favourites, the feeling of remoteness is more apparent here than almost anywhere else in the country (with the exception of Katavi). It is not just the wilderness that draws us here, however, the wildlife is also great, you may have to work a bit harder than some places but we have some of our best sightings in Africa in this park and not only that but we had them to ourselves!
There are so many options in Tanzania for safari and each offers something very different, we think that Ruaha represents about the most authentic safari possible in the country, with only a handful of excellent camps within a vast area, a safari here can’t fail to result in an unforgettable experience.
One of the things that makes safari in Ruaha so interesting is the variety of landscapes within the one national park, there are riverscapes, plains, hills and bush thickets. The park is known for its large herds of elephants and healthy lion population, but with cheetah, leopard, various antelope and around 570 bird species there is something for everyone.