Ruaha National Park
BALLOON SAFARI OVER TANZANIA’S
At 20,226 square kilometres (7,809 sq mi) Ruaha National Park is the the largest park in Tanzania and East Africa. And there’s no better way to view herds of elephant, wildebeest, zebra, and Thomson’s gazelle, than from above, in a hot air balloon.
Yet, despite all this space for wildlife to roam, the greatest concentration of game occur along the Great Ruaha River, after which the park is named. This 475 km (300 mi.) long river is the life-blood of the park and the focus for land-based game-viewing.
A one-hour Ruaha Balloon Safaris flight avoids the game-viewing masses, enabling you to see the Park from a unique perspective. Whether skimming the river surface as pods of hippo scatter before you, or floating high above the baobabdecorated plains, as you view wildlife trails made by generations of animals, these sights are impossible to witness from the ground.
You will also fly over areas that are out of bounds to vehicles as off-road driving is not permitted in the Park.
Ruaha is famed for its vast herds of buffalo, elephant, and prides of lion as well as being one of the very few places where you can view greater and lesser Kudu in the same park.
Balloon flights launch daily from 15 June to 31 October annually.