This is the second largest park in Tanzania. The game viewing starts the moments the plane touches down. The park derives it's name from the grat Ruaha River which flows through the rift valley, eastern part of the park. The word Ruaha comes from the Itehe Language "Luvuha" which means GREAT.

Major Attractions
There are over 370 bird species recorded. Different species of animals can been seen in the park, these include greater and lesser kudu, road and sable antelopes, elephants & buffaloes. The great Ruaha river offer the major attractions especially during the dry season. During the dry season, it attracts a great number of animals like giraffes, elands, warthogs. In the plains, plain dweller animals & birds can be seen. Ruaha River also harbors unbelievable high numbers of hippos and crocodiles.

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 season.