Ruaha National Park
One of the best-kept secrets of East Africa, Ruaha National Park is only accessible by plane. A remote wilderness area, it has unique habitats which are home to a mix of animals from East Africa but also animals found in southern Africa such as roan and sable antelope, greater and lesser kudu antelope.
Ruaha is also known for its excellent predator sightings such as lions, leopards and cheetah are often seen as well. It is one of the few parks in East Africa where the endangered African Wild Dogs are often seen. Much of the park’s wildlife activity is found in the vicinity of river courses and permanent waterholes, making for very a concentrated wildlife viewing experience.
Ruaha is often visited by returning clients to Africa who are looking for something a bit more off the beaten track and a wilder experience. The photographic opportunities in Ruaha are always excellent, but as it is a fly-in only destination, it is generally more expensive to visit than other Tanzanian safari destinations.