Ruaha National Park


Ruaha National Park, the second-largest in Tanzania, spans 20,000 square kilometers. Located approximately 130 kilometers from Iringa in southern Tanzania, it encompasses diverse ecosystems, including Rungwa Game Reserve and Usangu Game Reserve.

Named after the Great Ruaha River, the park is a haven for bird enthusiasts, boasting over 571 species, including migratory birds. Renowned for its elephant population, Ruaha surpasses other East African National Parks in concentration. The park also hosts a variety of wildlife, from Kudu, Sable, and Roan antelopes to endangered wild dogs, lions, leopards, cheetahs, giraffes, zebras, and more.

In addition to the impressive mammal population, Ruaha is home to various reptiles and amphibians, such as crocodiles, snakes, monitor lizards, agama lizards, and frogs.