Area: 20,380 sq km (the largest National park in Tanzania and Africa).
Situation between latitude 7045’s and Longitude 35040’E at its centre.
Rivers, Rift valley (Escarpment), springs, hills, Miombo wood land. Altitude: 750m to 1,900m above sea level.
Great Ruaha River, Elephants, a variety of birds, Kudus, hippos and crocodiles.
Impala, Warthog, giraffe, waterbuck, eland, zebra, buffalo, lion, Leopard, hunting dog, Grant gazelle, roan and sable antelopes, lesser and greater Kudus, cheetah, hyena, bushbuck etc.
Distance and time:
120km from Iringa, 322km from Mikumi, 369km from Dodoma, 615km from Dar – es – salaam, 502 km from Mbeya and 807 km from Arusha. 2 – 3 hours from Iringa, 9 – 10 hours from Dar – es – salaam.
Best time to visit:
For predator and large mammals, dry season (Mid May to December): for bird – watching, bush scenery and wild flowers, wet season (January to April): Male greater kudus are most visible in June, the breeding season.
Campsites, self – catering bandas, Ruahariver lodge, Mwagusi safari camp, garage, shop, airstrip, Guides