Tanzania’s Ruaha National Park, the second-largest park in Africa, was featured as one of the Best Winter Trips for 2013 by National Geographic. Ruaha National Park is larger than Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park. It is one of the country’s 15 national parks and is known for its rugged and untouched terrain, a high concentration of elephants and more than 571 species of birds. The park’s Great Ruaha River is 300 miles long, and is the habitat of 38 species of fish and the lifeline of many large mammals in the region.
“This demonstrates that Tanzania is increasingly being recognized for its expanding safari product in the Southern and Western region,” said Dr. Aloyce Nzuki, managing director of the Tanzania Tourist Board. “Ruaha National Park has become increasingly popular with American tourists who are looking for an off-the-beaten-track experience.”