Ruaha National Park
Ruaha is a very impressive park with an abundance of wildlife. In addition, due to the parks somewhat remote location, it is not on the main tourist circuit, and so visitors can enjoy viewing the wildlife without competing with hordes of other tourists.
The park is home to very large prides of lions as well Giraffes, herds of Elephant and many other wild animals. The road network follows the Ruaha River, where the animals congregate in the dry season.
Flora and fauna
The most direct route to the park is from the town of Iringa on the main Zambia-Dar Es Salaam trunk. A dirt road traverses west to north-west to the park entrance. The road is in a reasonable condition and can be travelled by two wheel drive vehicle.
Upmarket tourist resorts ferry their guests directly to the lodge via light aircraft. The landing stip is situated near the main camp on the Ruaha River.