Ruaha Park Background
The largest Park in Tanzania Ruaha (at 20,221 sq km) is the size of a small country like Belgium.
lies in the convergence zone where northern
and southern hemisphere migrant birds and East African and South African mammals overlap so that you can see both in the same place! This results in an overwhelming
number of different bird species (530 recorded
species nearly half that found in the entire
country) and over 1400 plant species which lead
to a correspondingly large number of mammals.
vast area of the park varies between
mountains and escarpments, grassland plains,
rocky kopjes and riverine areas. With such a
choice of habitat it is not surprising that
a wide diversity of mammal species make Ruaha