Ruaha National Park
Ruaha National Park – again this very large park is one of the least visited due to its location in the south. It is one of the newest and best national Parks in Tanzania. It is sometimes referred to as the Giraffe Park as it has an excess of 8 000 Maasai giraffe. One of the main features of the park is the Great Ruaha River, on its Southern border. This river attracts hordes of animals during the dry season. Amongst the game found at the park are elephants, buffaloes, cheetahs, lions, leopards and a wide variety of antelope as well as 570 species of birdlife. This park has spectacular scenery and was once referred to by the early explorers as the Garden of Eden. The Great Ruaha River, with its impressive gorges, deep pools and rapids run for 160km close to the parks boundaries and is home to crocodiles and hippos.