Ruaha National Park
Ruaha national park is an astonishing concentration of wildlife within one river basin. The picturesque savanna of ruaha is concealed in the interior of Tanzania’s backwards, in an area fed by the great ruaha river. The awesome scenery of this area consists of rolling plains interrupted by gentle hills and smooth rocky outcrops, all framed by mighty baobabs.
One might wonder at the unique combination represented by the visual beauty of this park, but if the best features of the Tarangire and Serengeti national parks were put together, the result might be very much what we see here. The amazingly profuse wildlife sums up almost everything that is essential to the Tanzanian savanna environment.
All five great predators, both species of Kudu antelopes and both
of the horse-like antelope, to name only a few outstanding pieces in the
wildlife jigsaw puzzle, are part of the widely diverse fauna of the Ruaha
ecosystem. The birdlife to be found in the wetlands can leave nobody cold. Here
we can see some animals like Giraffe, Elephant, Leopard, Lesser kudu, Warthog,
Zebra, Buffalo, Duikers, Hyena, Blue monkey, Serval cat, Wild dog ,
Wildebeest, Topi, Impala, Kongoni, Dik-kids, Waterbuck, Bohor Reedbucks,
Klipspringer, Hippopotamus, Bush Pig, Olive baboon, Vervet Monkey,
Senegal galago, Bush baby, Greater kudu, Eland, Thomsons gazelle, Impala,
Bat –eared fox, Oryx, Grants gazelle, Hartebeest, Jackals, caracal, cheetah,
Lion, Honey badger, Mongoose, Genet, lots of birds, insects and many wild