16 reasons why you should visit the Ruaha National Park

07 April 2017
Part of the Tanzania Safari Collection
Back to the Our Blog

Did you know that the Ruaha National Park is the largest national park in Tanzania?

Covering an area of approximately 23,000 square kilometres, the Ruaha National Park is home to a large variety of flora and fauna which includes elephants, buffalos, antelopes and some of rare and endangered species such as wild dogs.

If you’re thinking about going on a safari to Tanzania, here are 16 reasons why you should visit the Ruaha National Park.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Following the scent Part II #ruahanationalpark #leopard #safari #nature #naturephotography

A post shared by Jason Zacarias (@jay_k_zed) on

 

 

�� #afriaca #ruahanationalpark #tanzania #iringa #love

A post shared by Elisa (@elysa93) on

 

 

 

 

 

‘Peek-a-boo’ A male dik-dik hides and peers through a bush in the Ruaha woodlands. Among the smallest African antelopes, the adorable dik-dik stands only ~30-40cm/12-16in tall with an average weight of 4.5kg/11lbs. Given its small statue that makes the animal vulnerable as prey, dik-diks seek dense bush and grass habitats that provide good coverage as well as food. The antelope got its name by the sound it makes when threatened by a predator. As the dik-dik flees in a zig-zag pattern, the dik-dik will whistle through its nose and make a crying sound that sounds like “dik-dik”. _____ Care of the wildlife. #africanamazing #african_portraits #allnatureshots @andbeyondsafari #animalelite #animalpolis #animal_sultans #exclusive_animals #ig_africa #ig_discover_wildlife #igs_africa #igscwildlife #loves_africa #majestic_wildlife @asiliaafrica #mysafaristory #natgeowild #ruaha #splendid_animals #travelandbeyond #super_africa #wildlifeaddicts #wildlifephotographic #WildlifePlanet #wildlife_seekers #wildlife_perfection #wildlifepage @wildplanetphotomag #wildlifephotographic #world_bestanimal #wu_africa #dikdik

A post shared by @inaghaznavi on

 

 

Greater painted snipe doing a lil' dance #ruahanationalpark @tanzaniaparks

A post shared by Charles Ryan (@charles808) on

 

 

#ruaha #ruahanationalpark #tanzania

A post shared by stefyan (@stefyan) on

 

 

 

#Repost @charles808 ・・・ #africanwilddog #mbwamwitu #ruahanationalpark

A post shared by Tanzania National Parks (@tanzaniaparks) on

 

 

 

Hej lördag �� #lillahochmammanpåäventyr #ruahanationalpark

A post shared by Jessica Roos Rahmquist (@litenh) on


Some related info

Lodge Of The Month (June 2018): Namiri Plains Camp

Namiri Plains Camp, set in a surprisingly remote and remarkable location out on the long-grass plains of Serengeti Central, Namiri Plains Camp is a high specification mobile tented camp which offers arguably the ultimate Serengeti experience. The camp is centred on a simple tented mess, leading out to a shady dining and campfire area. Guest accommodation is a six lovely tented rooms with…

20 Reasons why you should visit Ruaha National Park

Ruaha National Park situated in Tanzania is one of the largest parks in the East Africa. Known for its rich flora and fauna, it's also home to huge elephant populations, with an estimated 12,000 elephants migrating through the greater Ruaha ecosystem each year. Ruaha National Park is also a habitat for the endangered African wild dog population as well as wildlife such as lions, zebras,…

Five Travel Apps you need to try in 2018

Nowadays, planning a trip is no longer a hassle like it was a few years ago. Gone are the days when guidebooks and maps were part and parcel of the safari experience. Now, with state-of-the-art technology such as smartphone GPS's, Airbnb and other useful tools, travellers can explore their world in a flash. Whether it’s directions, accommodation, or any other travel-related necessities,…

Interview with Godlisten Kisanga - Beho Beho safari guide

We had the pleasure of chatting to Beho Beho safari guide, Godlisten Kisanga, who is based in the wildlife-rich Selous Game Reserve.​​ .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%;…

Share the wonder of a Great Migration safari with your partner

The Great Migration is one of the most intriguing spectacles of nature. Every year, millions of wildebeest and plains game transverse the Serengeti in Tanzania and head north to Kenya's Masai Mara in search of rich feeding grounds, and freshwater sources. The paths that these animals follow present their own unique set of challenges, including surviving the Grumeti River in Tanzania…

Why you need travel insurance in 2018

You’ve finally booked that dream safari in Africa and as you touch down at your destination, you’re filled with trepidation, wonder and excitement for the trip of a lifetime. The sights and sounds of a foreign country can be overwhelming. The truth is that there is a certain amount of risk involved in travel, regardless of global technology’s influence on how we traverse the globe. Most…

You Might Also Like

 | Affordable Ngorongoro & Serengeti Safari

Affordable Ngorongoro & Serengeti Safari

We're offering our guests the chance to explore two world-famous destinations in under a week ...

 | HerdTracker February Calving Season in Tanzania

HerdTracker February Calving Season in Tanzania

Travelling to Tanzania during the calving season is a sight to behold and something unique to the region...

 | February Calving Season Safari in Tanzania

February Calving Season Safari in Tanzania

Visit Tanzania during the calving season to see wildebeest calves join the massive herds making their way through the Serengeti for the great migration....

 | 9-day Great Wildebeest Migration safari with HerdTracker

9-day Great Wildebeest Migration safari with HerdTracker

This is the stage on which the greatest wildlife show on earth and plays out, as it is by far the greatest mass movement of land mammals on the entire globe....