Escape to the untouched wonderland of Ruaha National Park
Ruaha safaris are a closely guarded secret among the most discerning travellers to East Africa. Despite being the second biggest park in Tanzania, Ruaha National Park remains refreshingly under-the-radar. It is wild and still untouched.
The lifeblood of this vast and remote park is the Ruaha River, a chameleon body of water that shifts from thundering torrent in the rainy season to gently trickling stream in the dry season. The game viewing is excellent near the river, and your guide will take you to the best places to watch hippo splashing in pools, spot rare species of antelope peeking through the woodland and view some of East Africa’s largest herds of elephant roaming freely through the parkland.
Although Ruaha’s remoteness is an undeniable part of its appeal, the biggest secret is that it’s actually very accessible from Dar es Salaam airport.