Ruaha National Park, Tanzania, where lions hunt.

Here in Tanzania

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The game viewing starts the moment the plane touches down. A giraffe races beside the airstrip, all legs and neck, yet oddly elegant in its awkwardness. A line of zebras parades across the runway in the giraffe’s wake. In the distance, beneath a bulbous baobab tree, a few representatives of Ruaha’s 10,000 elephants - the largest population of any East African national park – form a protective huddle around their young.


Nationalparks

Ruaha

Size:

10,300 sq km (3,980 sq miles), Tanzania’s 2nd biggest park.

Location:

Central Tanzania, 128km (80 miles) west of Iringa.

How to get there:

Scheduled and/or charter flights from Dar es Salaam, Selous,
Serengeti, Arusha, Iringa and Mbeya. Year-round road access
through Iringa from Dar es Salaam (about 10 hours)
via Mikumi or from Arusha via Dodoma.

To do:

Day walks or hiking safaris through untouched bush. Stone age
ruins at Isimila, near Iringa, 120 km (75 miles) away, one of
Africa’s most important historical sites.

Wildlife:

Elephant, African Wild Dog, Sable Antelope, Greater Kudu.

Birds (more than 400 species) amongst whom:

Hornbill, Kingfisher, Sunbird, White stork, Crested Barbet,
Yellow-collared Lovebird.

Best time:

For predators and large mammals, dry season (mid-May-December);
bird-watching, lush scenery and wildflowers, wet season
(January-April). The male greater kudu is most visible in
June, the breeding season.

Accommodation:

Riverside lodge; three dry season tented camps; self-catering
bandas, two campsites.

Source: TANAPA.


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