Ruaha National Park
“the dream of Africa”
If it elephants you are looking for, head for Ruaha. Tanzania’s recently-largest national Park, Ruaha is at the centre of an ecosystem that covers more than 15000 sq km and is home to the country’s largest elephant population (estimated at some 10,000) it has a mood of its own -a rugged, remote almost spiritual quality embodied by bulbous silhouettes of ancient baobabs that haunt its semi – arid plains and rocky slopes. This vast and magnificent plateau, at mainly 900m – 1,100m high is also home to kudus, gazelles, ostriches, and roan and sable antelopes – white the banks of the Great Ruaha River to the east provide a perfect habitat for crocodiles hippos and a wide array of birdlife.
Best time; from June to February.
How to get there; From Iringa 1 and 30 hours drive , or scheduleflight from Dar es salaam is 1 h and 30min.
Ideal combine with other park from Dar es salaam not less than 6 days Safari package.
Do not miss; a relaxing afternoon watching the wildlife through the binoculars bank of the great Ruaha river.
Near Iringa , a stop in prehistoric Isimila where you will find impressive natural red earth pillars eroded by the centuries.
IRINGA-gateway to paradise
Perched at 1,6000 m and overlooking the Little Ruaha River, you’ll find Iringa, an attractive upland town that serves as the regional capital, and is the region’s agricultural trading centre. It is also the picturesque gateway for excursions to Ruaha National Park, Isimila historical site and Kalenga village with chief Mkwawa’s museum