Ruaha is the country's largest national park, following the recent incorporation of several adjoining game reserves to double its original area to 20,540 sq. km (8,011 sq. miles). It has the wildest and most rugged feel of any Tanzanian safari destination, all semi-arid rocky slopes and baobab-studded plains, a harshly beautiful landscape alleviated by the near-perennial Great Ruaha River, which follows the park's southeast boundary for 160km (99 miles), and several small seasonal tributaries. Ruaha also offers some of the finest game viewing in the region, with large concentrations of wildlife -- elephants, in particular -- complemented by low tourist volumes by comparison even to Selous. … Back to Article
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