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Things to do in Iringa

Best attractions to visit in Iringa

1. Ruaha National Park - Iringa

Ruaha National Park

Situated in Central Tanzania about 130 kilometers west of Iringa, Ruaha National Park is the country’s largest park spreading over an area of about 45,000 square kilometers. The park is home to several rare and endangered animal species, such as wild dogs, antelopes, and elephants. The park’s history dates back to 1910 when Germany started the Saba Game Reserve. Later on, the name was changed by the British in 1946 to the Rungwa Game Reserve. In 1974, the park was officially named as Ruaha National Park by the Tanzanian government. The name ‘Ruaha’ originates from the word ‘Ruvaha’ meaning ‘river’. In addition to game viewing, tourism activities in Ruaha National Park include bird watching, bush meals, and walking safaris. Since Ruaha is a dry season park, the best time to visit the park is during May to December when water holes and rivers have dried up. The wet season (January to April) is suitable for bird watching. If you’re interested in exploring the magical scenery and wildlife of Ruaha National Park, you can get a flight from Dar es Salam or Arusha. Just make sure to set aside as much time as possible as Ruaha is not a place to be discovered on a quick trip.

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