migrating birds flock to Ruaha twice a year
(March/April and October/November) to join the
already high number of resident species like
kingfishers, hornbills, egrets, shimmering sunbirds
Season: Mid May to December is the
best time to see predators and large mammals
as the bush has died down from lack of rain,
and they concentrate at the sparse water courses.
Rainy Season: January to April
is wonderful for birdlife, lush scenery and
wildflowers but many roads become impassable
after heavy rains.
• Migrating birds
• Large impressive antelopes
• Day walks and hiking safaris through
• Good chance of seeing the abstract 'painted'
or 'wild' dog
Ruaha National Park covers an area of about
6,400 miles² (10.300 km²) in the central/southern
highlands of Tanzania.
It is the country's second biggest park, gazetted
Ruaha is a one and a half-hour flight from Dar
es Salaam or a 10-hour drive.
Tanzania National Parks contact details: Tel:
+255 (27) 254 8040, Fax: +255 (27) 254 8216,
This is a malarial area.