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Ruaha Birding Tour, Birdwatching Ruaha National Park Birds Tanzania


Ruaha National Park is Tanzania’s least accessible parks and poorly visted and as result it is totally untouched and remains one of the most exciting game reserves (almost as large as the Serengeti) in Tanzania. We do include Ruaha National park on many of our off track safaris.

Ruaha is exciting and regarded as a birdwatcher’s paradise as there are 350 species of bird that are not found in northern Tanzania and as the river runs through spectacular gorges and majestic trees it is specially appealing to photographers. The new Ruaha Redbilled( Tanzania Redbilled ) Hornbill, another one of the Tanzanian endemics is localized in Ruaha.

Most of the big game: elephant; buffalo; hippos; crocodiles; lion; cheetah; leopard; wild dog and lots of antelope; Greater and Lesser Kudu; roan and sable antelope; and Grants gazelles are found in the Ruaha. Ruaha’s unusually high diversity of antelope is a function of its location, which is transitional to the acacia savannah of East Africa and the miombo woodland belt of Southern Africa. Grant’s gazelle and lesser kudu occur here at the very south of their range, alongside the miombo-associated sable and roan antelope, and one of East Africa`s largest populations of greater kudu, the park emblem, distinguished by the male’s magnificent corkscrew horns.


For predators and large mammals, dry season (mid-May-December) and for bird-watching, lush scenery and wildflowers visit in January through June.


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