Located in the heart of the country, Ruaha on the Southern circuit. Ruaha’s relative inaccessibility has resulted in a park that takes far fewer tourists than the Selous and far fewer than any park in the Northern circuit. The rewards of travelling this far are a wild landscape with baobab studded hills and rocky escarpments and host to excellent levels of game viewing.
Ruaha is certainly a wilder park than its neighbour the Selous, and ultimately has the better game viewing, albeit at the lack of any boating safaris. A huge plus of Ruaha is that there are very few lodges and yet the park is Tanzania’s largest National Park.
Ruaha is certainly a more affordable park and an amazing addition to any Tanzania safari holiday. Ruaha is great game in a truly wild and authentic environment. Ruaha is absolutely huge and yet still so very untouched. The lion viewing is especially good and general predator concentrations across the park are better than many of the other parks in the country. Overall an absolutely superb and affordable place to be on safari.