Ruaha National Park takes its name from the Ruaha River, which flows along its southeastern border. The river provides permanent water in the park, and during the dry season animal concentration along its banks is spectacular. Ruaha National Park is about two to three hours drive from Iringa, a famous town on the Dar es Salaam to Zambia highway. Covering an area of 20,226 square kilometers, Ruaha is the largest National Park in Tanzania. Its borders were extended in 2008 to include Usangu Game Reserve to protect the Ihefu wetlands and the Great Ruaha River catchment areas and biodiversity.
>>Fourth Largest National Park in Tanzania.
>>Shares boundary with Selous Game Reserve in the southw hich is transected by the main road from Dar es Salaam to Iringa.
>>Animals migrate between the Mikumi National Park and the Selous Game Reserve.
>>Lions, Buffaloes, Impalla, Gazelles, Elephants, Giraffes can be found in the National park an hippoes and crocodiles in the rivers.
>>Over 400 bird species resident in Ruaha National Park.