6 Days Ruaha and Mikumi is a safari that offers you safari in both the famous parks of southern Tanzania. The specialty of Ruaha National Park is the huge elephants.
Ruaha National Park
Ruaha National Park is the largest park not only in Tanzania but also in the whole of East Africa. For your information, it is covering around 13,000 sq km in area. You should also know that it is the furthest park from Dar es salaam city, around 625 km away. It is at the center of Tanzania. The nearest town for you to this park is called Iringa, which is in the distance of around 130 km.
Just for your information, the name Ruaha is derived from the Great Ruaha River. It is at the heart of Ruaha National Park. The national park consists of a larger ecosystem of Rungwa Game Reserve, Usangu Game Reserve and some other protected areas. The Ruaha River flows from the south-east portion of park and therefore, it is ideal area for game viewing.
Additionally, the park is a bird paradise for you with over 570 bird species. Some of which are migrating birds arriving from within and outside Africa. Ruaha National Park has the highest concentration of elephants for you to view in whole of East Africa. The Elephants here are the largest found in any other park or reserve in Tanzania.
Moreover, other animals you can view are Lions, Leopards, Cheetahs, Zebras, Impalas, Giraffes and wild dogs. You can also see many types of antelopes such as Sable, Kudu and Roans. In Ruaha National Park, you can observe multiple reptiles and amphibians such as crocodiles, snakes (poisonous and non-poisonous). Also, you can see monitor lizards, agama lizards and frogs. There are more than 1,650 species of plants that are inhabiting the national park.
Since, the Ruaha National Park is the furthest park from Dar es salaam. It is combined with Mikumi National Park to reduce the long distance driving for you.
Mikumi National Park
For your information, Mikumi National Park is one of the famous parks in South of Tanzania, formed in year 1964. It is the fourth largest park in Tanzania covering 3,230 sq km.
You should also know, Mikumi is bordered by Selous Game Reserve in the south. It also has Udzungwa Mountains National Park and Uluguru Mountain on the other side.
The park is greatly compared to Serengeti National Park. The north-west is defined by alluvial plain of Mkata river basin. This area displays mainly Palm, tamarinds, acacia and baobab. Furthest to the area, there are rock formations called Uluguru and Rubeho mountains.
Mikumi National Park is greatly compared to Serengeti National Park. The north-west is defined by alluvial plain of Mkata river basin. This area displays mainly Palm, tamarinds, acacia and baobab. Furthest to the area, there are rock formations called Uluguru and Rubeho mountains.
The South-east side of the park is less accessible. Therefore, it has very little wildlife.
The animals that you are likely to see are lions, giraffes, zebras, impalas, kudus, elands, buffaloes, wildebeests and black antelopes. You can also view baboons and many more. It also has two hippo pools, 5 km on the north of the park. Mikumi National Park also exhibits over 400 species of bird life.
6 Days Ruaha and Mikumi is perfect safari that is not too long with an once in a life time experience.
6 Days Ruaha National Park and Mikumi National Park is perfect safari that is not too long with an once in a life time experience.