Ruaha National Park
Ruaha is one of the best big game parks in Tanzania. It has remarkable scenery and provides excellent chances to see big cats. In Ruaha lions, leopards, cheetah and wild dog are the main predators but you can also see serval and caracal if you are lucky. Ruaha is home to several notable birds including the Ruaha red billed hornbill.
- Birding & Game Viewing: Excellent
- Best time to visit Ruaha : June - October and December to March
- How to get there: you can drive or fly to Ruaha
- Safari types available: Walking Safari and Game Drives
Ruaha is fairly remote and getting there takes a couple of days or a $330 each way plane ticket. This means Ruaha is not that busy and you will frequently be the only car on the landscape.
Ruaha has various different levels of accommodation available in and just outside the park. These range in price from the park bandas at around $50 a night to $800 a night luxury lodges.
We highly recommend that you combine a driving safari to Ruaha with Mikumi and Udzungwa National parks as this breaks up your journey nicely.