Chaka Adventures - Destinations and Attractions

Tanzania attractions and destinations is one of the most diverse and enchanting countries in the world. Exotic combinations of landscapes, people, history and culture offer the traveller a unique and inspiring experience. There is the snow-capped summit of Mount Kilimanjaro and the sun-kissed beaches of Zanzibar, the vast herds of game grazing on the Serengeti plains and the slow volcanic eruption of Ol Donyo Lengai. With so much natural wealth, it?s no wonder that Tanzania has something for everyone.

Ruaha National Park

Ruaha National Park - Ruaha, the second largest (after the Serengeti) of Tanzania National Parks, with its dramatic geography, is truly a vast unspoiled wilderness covering some 13,000 square kilometres and is amongst the wildest in Africa.



It is part of an enormous expanse of protected land - the 30,000 square kilometre Rungwa - Kisigo - Ruaha ecosystem, most of which made up the Saba Game Reserve in former German colonial times. Ruaha is also interesting as it represents a transition zone where eastern and southern African species of fauna and flora overlap.

The river, after which the Park is named, winds through the eastern section, fringed by tall trees: acacia albida, tamarind and wild figs, as well as the majestic baobab, which could be regarded as the signature tree of Ruaha.

The valley of the Great Ruaha River is thought to be an extension of the Great Rift Valley and the Ruaha flows along the Park’s entire eastern boundary through rugged gorges and open plains.
A rich diversity of animal and plant life is sheltered by the Park. Ruaha is a hauntingly beautiful and wild landscape of miombo forest, rolling woodlands, hills, rivers and plains and possesses a great variety of wildlife, including lion, leopard, cheetah, hunting dog, warthog, giraffe, zebra, huge herds of buffalo and large concentrations of elephant. It is the only East African Part where it is possible to see the greater and lesser kudu, as well as sable and roan antelopes.

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