Ruaha National Park is a secret charm in Tanzania. The game viewing at Ruaha starts quickly as the plane touches the ground. Giraffe gallops besides the airstrip with its legs and neck, moving oddly, elegantly in its awkward movement. A line of zebras assembles across the runway along with the giraffes.
Afar, farther down, you can observe a bulbous baobab tree and a few representatives of Ruaha. Ruaha accommodates 10,000 heard elephants which is the huge population of any East African national park. Predominantly forming a protective herd around their young around the place.
It is exclusively Second only to Katavi in its ambience of unlimited wilderness. However, Ruaha protects the tract of the bumping, semi-arid bush country that dominates the central part of Tanzania.
Its sole blood is the Great Ruaha River, which floors along the eastern edge. It is uniquely outburst floods during the peak of the rains. However, diminishes thereafter to a scattered precious pool surrounded by a strong sweep of sand and rock.
A nice network of game-viewing roads stretches to the Great Ruaha and its scattered seasonal tributaries. Exclusively this is where during the dry season, impala, waterbuck, and other antelopes dare to risk their lives. It is basically for a sip of life-serving, the risk is considerably in place not only by the pride of 20-plus lions that dominates over the savannah but also by the cheetahs that stalk the open grassland and the leopards that lurk in chaotic thickets riverine. This impressive lineup of large predators is hoisted by both striped and spotted hyenas, as well as countless packs of the highly endangered species of African wild dog.
Moreover, Ruaha’s normally high diversity of antelope is a function of its own location. Subsequently, Ruaha intervenes in the acacia savannah of East Africa and the miombo woodland belt of Southern Africa. Grant’s gazelle and lesser kudu occur at the very south of their range here, alongside the miombo-associated sable and roan antelope, and one of East Africa’s largest populations of greater kudu.
A similar balance is in the note in the checklist of 450 birds the likes of crested barbet, an attractive yellow-and-black characteristic sound of the southern bush birds, occur in Ruaha alongside central Tanzanian endemics ashy starling as well as the yellow-collared lovebird.