Ruaha National Park is one of the largest park in Tanzania covering the area of 20,226 km square after addition of Usangu game reserve and other important wetlands, the park found its name after the great Ruaha river which is the lifeline for the wildlife survival, the river is an important source of water for animals and the vegetation of the park, the park is located 130km west of Iringa region and you can reach this park by car on rough roads from Iringa region or by flight both chartered and scheduled flights as it has two airstrips Msembe airstrip and Jongomeru airstrip.
Flora and Fauna
The vegetation of this park is covered by savanna, miombo woodlands, forests, large baobab trees in the north and it has more than 1650 plant species which makes it an exclusive botanical paradise.
Best time to visit Ruaha National Park
You can visit the park all year round since the conditions to get there either by car or flight are well during both rain and dry seasons although the latter is the best time to visit the park as during dry season many animals draw themselves near the water holes due to this the concentration of predators is always near the water hole so you will have the perfect timing of a lot of hunting actions,
Furthermore, during dry season it’s easy to spot animals as bushes dry out and become less dense this make it easier to see a lot of animals in the park, long rainy season start around April to May nevertheless December, January, February, March there can be little rains.
The dry season starts from July to October.
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