Ruaha National Park

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About Ruaha National Park

Ruaha is now Tanzania’s largest national park and offers excellent wildlife viewing. It is particularly good for spotting predators, including very large prides of lion and the endangered wild dog. It also has outstanding wilderness appeal, with limited exclusive, luxury camps available.

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Pros and Cons
  • Top wildlife viewing in the Dry season
  • Guided walks available
  • Superb for spotting predators, including big prides of lion
  • One of the best places in East Africa to encounter wild dog
  • Unusual antelope species such as greater kudu, roan and sable antelope
  • Very exclusive and it doesn't get crowded
  • Relatively remote and there are very few budget options
  • Animals are scattered during the Wet season, and most lodges are closed from March to May


All big cats are regularly seen, and wild dog are the star attraction. They are especially easy to find when denning. Several antelope species that are rare or absent in northern Tanzania, such as greater and lesser kudu, roan and sable antelope, are often encountered.
More about Ruaha's wildlife


The main feature of the park is the Great Ruaha River, which attracts loads of animals in the Dry season. The dominant vegetation is brachystegia (miombo) woodland, and some areas are dotted with the impressive baobab tree.

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By David Griffiths from United KingdomGB
 2 Jul 2017Reviewed:

Outstanding experience. We hardly saw any other 4 x 4's, average was about 1 a day.

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