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Ruaha National Park is a national park in Tanzania. The addition of the Usangu game reserve and other important wetlands to the park in 2008 increased its size to about 20, 226 km , making it the largest protected area in Tanzania and East Africa. The park is about 130kilometers and its part of the 45,000 square km Rungwa Kizigo Muhesi ecosystem, which includes the Rungwa Game reserve, The Kizigo and Muhesi Game reserves, and the Mbomipa wildlife Management Area.

The name of the park is got from the great Ruaha River which flows along its southern Margin and is the focus for game viewing. The park can be reached by car on a dirt road from Iringa and there are two airstrips, Msembe airstrip at Msembe, and Jongomeru Airstrip, near the Jongomeru Ranger post. The park has more than 571 species of birds that have identified in the park and among these are the hornbills. Many migratory birds visit the park. The other animals found in this park are East African cheetah and lion, African leopard and wild dog, spotted hyena, hippos, giraffes and sable antelope as well as lions.

The park was formerly known for its large elephant population and it had numbered in the Ruaha Rungwa ecosystem in 2009, before declining to only 15,836 plus or minus 4,759 in 2015.

Ruaha National Park is most times hot and dry and the best time to visit this national park in Tanzania is during the dry season. Since game viewing is one of the best things to do in Ruaha National Park so the best to visit in the dry season as the temperature remains cool and pleasant making it easy to see the wildlife. The dry season that is from May to October which is ideal time as the rivers dry up, more animals come together around remaining water sources. The month of June is also famous for greater Kudu breeding seasons in case you are lucky you can spot the males while on your safari tour to Tanzania.

Bird watching

The avid bird watchers have got a great opportunity to view different species of birds. With a sensational mix of southern and northern species, Ruaha’s birdlife is endearingly colorful when in Tanzania. The park boasts over 580 bird varieties including fish eagles, Eleanora’s falcon, created barbets, black collared lovebirds, goaliath herons. Ruaha boasts endemic species like the Tanzanian bred billed hornbill and serves as an important habitant for variety of critically endangered vulture populations.

Game drives

Ruaha National Park is home to 10% population of lions and is easier to see them when you choose to go on a game drive safari in Rhea. Game drives can be done both in the morning as well as in the evening allowing you to get up close and personal with the predator. The buffalos and elephant’s herds are found throughout the park but it’s the park’s crazy mixture of species from east and southern Africa that excites wildlife lovers. Get to know about the variety of flora and fauna of Ruhua National Park making the best safari destination in Africa.

 

Wildlife photography

One of the best things to do in Tanzania is wildlife photography of the endangered species and their way of living. Whether you are a professional of many years, or just a beginner, you will have great opportunity to practice your technique while on safari. For those who are looking for great shots of the wild beasts, a telephoto lens is recommended and you will see lenses of all lengths and sizes while on safari. To ensure stability sandbags are available in the vehicles, that are also having charging facilities.

Boat cruise

Tanzania is a land of many lakes and rivers traversing lands rich in Wildlife. Adventuring the aquatic wildlife on a boat is another level of experience. Boat safaris in Tanzania offers an excellent opportunity to get close with the animals like the hippos as well as view a lot of game along the river as they come over for a drink of water. The waterways offer an excellent natural setting for boat safaris and canoeing which is one of the best things to do in Tanzania.

Bush walking

A bush walk is a great way to explore the wilderness of Africa. An expert ranger guides you along and offers you an insight about the flora, fauna and lush green scenery of Africa. The guiding is great and encountering game on foot gives you a fully immersive wilderness experience that is so thrilling and memorable. To experience the wild endangered species and nature both, bus walking in Tanzania can be an ideal choice to spend your tour.

Cultural Visit

The cultural safari in Africa offers you an opportunity to get to know more about the tribal people and their way of visiting. The villages in Tanzania have been made accessible to the visitors who may have a glimpse of the reliable lifestyle of the more than 120 tribes in rural Tanzania. The country is rich in local history and culture that showcases the visitors the true ethnicity of the people that live in different parts. When in Tanzania, experience their habitant and the way of living which increases tourism popularity.

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