Ruaha has become the largest national park in Tanzania since it was brought together in the Usangu Game Reserve, home to the largest colony of elephants in the country … An area of great beauty, Tourism, and who knows how to combineObservation of the fauna and originality of the safari.
If it is not the end of the world, it’s a bit of a walk … The nearest town from here, Iringa, is 130 km to the east – which is done locally in three Hours by road – but once you’re there, it’s nothing, Dar es Salaam is 500 km away. What can also be done locally by road, we agree, if not Several stops, starting with a stunning walk in Isimila, very close to Iringa precisely, where one of the archaeological sites more rich in Africa: the remains of a village with sandstone columns, 60,000 years old, long immersed and now laid in the philosopher background of its lake the other solution to win the Ruaha National Park, or to leave it, being to do it by the air, which is incontestably more reasonable, and besides very practical since Iringa, the neighbor, is the hub of the inland charters Tanzania for the south of the country. We reach the place from everywhere, in any case from the main parks and reserves in the north, but also from Arusha, Zanzibar or Dar es Salaam … Very convenient, then. One could even say very exclusive, as it is here as of all the other territories of the south: for tourism, the Ruaha National Park is a forgotten land. Great, but empty! Very large, even, since it was united to the game reserve of Usangu, the two domains composing
Now the largest of the national parks of Tanzania, in front of the Serengeti … 20 000 km2 of beauty, mostly formed in plateau, 900 meters above sea level, punctuated by hills covered with trees, valleys and plains, sometimes green, sometimes yellow, and traversed by a superb river, the Great Ruaha River, which alternates in its moods between a deluge of March-April and a rosary of puddles in a dead bed of sand during the dry season. Crushed by the heat, and, feared, more and more pumped by the surrounding rice fields, here the river is sometimes drilled on its banks by elephants, which dig their trunks holes in the soil to extract both at the source and at the source, sniffing … Not sure that the little ones do not play it! Whatever in any case, even if sometimes it here, as in August or January, the pachyderms agree of these violent shocks thermal, so much so that they are more than 10,000 in Ruaha, forming here the most important herd of Tanzania. And with them, an armada of buffaloes, antelopes,
hippos, crocodiles, not less than 450 species of birds … A dream of a safari! We must leave here In the early morning with a guide, foot, to the songs of the touracos, rolliers, finches, kestrels, and of course, as in Selous. Enjoy the pleasure of a walk by boat, on the Ruaha … At day falling, simply hear the cheerful croak of thousands frogs. Ah, the din! But what happiness !
Where to sleep in RuahaNtional Park?
MDONYA OLDRIVER CAMP