Named after River Ruaha which flows through the park, Ruaha National Park  is the second largest safari park in Tanzania covering a total area of 10,300sqkm, after Serengeti national park. It is located in Southern Tanzania in the Southern circuit and is famous for a high concentration of predators though it registers low number of visitors. It is a home to lions, leopards, buffaloes, elephants, serval cat, banded wild cat, zebras, gazelle, hartebeest, wild dog, impala, and spotted hyenas among others.

The best time to visit this park is from July to October.