RUAHA NATIONAL PARK with Kivulii safari – An Unspoiled Wilderness
Ruaha National Park with Kivulii safari
Ruaha National Park is the largest national park in Tanzania. In 2008 the Usangu Game Reserve and several other wetlands were added to make it over 20,200 square kilometres in size.
The park is situated just over 120Km west of Iringa, and its name derives from the Great Ruaha River situated in the south-eastern side of the park.
This area of the park is popular for game viewing.
The park is noted for its large population of elephants, with estimated close to 10,000 roaming the park.
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More than 571 species of birds have been identified in the park.
Among the resident species are Hornbills, Kingfishers, and Sunbirds. Many migratory birds visit the park, including the white stork.
Other noted animals in Ruaha are the African Wild Dog and the Sable Antelope.
Rhinoceros unfortunately have not been sighted since 1982 and are thought to be extinct now due to poaching.
Germany gazetted the Saba Game Reserve in 1910. Brit ish colonial authorities changed the name to the Rungwa Game Reserve in 1946. In 1964, the southern portion of the reserve was excised and elevated to full park status. The most recent addition to the park was the former Usangu Game Reserve in 2008