Tanzania 2011

5 weeks - solo travel - Toyota Hiace 4x4 van

Ruaha National Park

November 26, 2011  —  Tanzania
Ruaha National Park - Tanzania
Ruaha river.

This park is located more or less in the centre of the country. With the recent addition of a huge area of marshland to the park, it has become the biggest park of Tanzania.

This place is seldom visited in comparison to the famous parks in the north of Tanzania (Serengeti, Tarangire, Arusha and Ngorongoro). One gets a better feeling of being in a safari in a remote area and not in a « zoo ». Other vehicles can be seen from time to time, but never ten to thirty at the same place as it is possible in the north.

However, a scant human presence also means that animals are wilder and timid, thus less easy to approach. Hunting for photos is still fun and satisfactory because of this difficulty in approaching the fauna.

Ruaha National Park - Tanzania
An impala.
Ruaha National Park - Tanzania
The thrill of driving in the bush.
Ruaha National Park - Tanzania
Sunset.
Ruaha National Park - Tanzania
Sunrise.
Ruaha National Park - Tanzania
A leopard.
Ruaha National Park - Tanzania
A beast of at least two metres.
Ruaha National Park - Tanzania
Greater kudu.
Ruaha National Park - Tanzania
One of the roads in the park.
Ruaha National Park - Tanzania
Poor little fish...