Ruaha National Park
Ruaha National Park has been combined with the Usanga game reserve; making the largest National park in Africa. It covers over 15000sq km. Ruaha National Park itself is at the heart of a much larger ecosystem that covers over 40, 000 sq km. You will also watch the huge elephant herds gathered around the mighty Ruaha River, the lifeblood of the park.
Ruaha National Park is a visually stunning park with an undulating plateau about 900m; with occasional rocky out crops and the mountains reaching heights of 1900m. Running through the park are the sand rivers. These dry up completely in the dry season and act as roads for the game to move from water hole to water hole.
The Park is a good place for seeing Lions, Buffaloes, Elephants and the Painted Dog (African Wild Dog). You can also see Grants gazelle, ostriches and cheetahs on the plains. To the bird lovers, the park also offers over 465 species. The rainy season from January to June is particularly spectacular as the normal abundant bird life is enhanced by numerous migrant species.