Ruaha National ParkSize: about 10,300 km² Location: central Tanzania, 128 km west of Iringa.
This relatively new and not much visited park possesses, along with it's 8,000 elephants, the largest population of all national parks. It owes its name to the life-line of this park, the great Ruaha River, where the wildlife concentrates. The Ruaha River runs along the entire eastern boarder, where it has carved out spectacular gorges and landscapes. It is home to an immense amount of crocodiles and hippos. Four different animal species live in Ruaha that can't be found living altogether anywhere else: The greater and lesser kudu and the sable and roan antelope. Over 500 species of birds can be found in this one park alone. Ruaha is the only national park where flora and fauna of eastern and southern Africa overlap.Back to overview