Ruaha is now Tanzania’s second largest national park (after Nyerere NP) and offers excellent wildlife viewing. It is particularly good for spotting predators, including a very large pride of lions and the endangered wild dog. Elephants and a variety of antelope species are other big draws to the park. It also has outstanding wilderness appeal, with limited exclusive, luxury camps available.
Day 1: Iringa-Ruaha National Park
You will be picked up from the Airport or your Iringa hotel, and drive to Ruaha National Park. You will find the park with its highlands forest, miombo woodlands, lowland Savannah with Acacia, and mixed woodland. But also you will find vast wetlands and plains which are home to an enormous array of water birds. The park offers an excellent game viewing experience with buffalo, zebra, giraffe, bushbuck, waterbuck, both greater and lesser kudu, and lots of elephants roaming near the Ruaha great river. Various predators such as lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog, hyena and so much more. Overnight at Ruaha park bandas (lunch, dinner, and breakfast).
After breakfast depart for a full day game drive with a bush lunch looking for a wild game. The whole day will be spent looking for animals along the Great Ruaha River and through the National Park. You will have dinner and overnight at Ruaha park bandas.