When to Visit

Ruaha is a great year round park due to its good road network and is beautifully spectacular no matter when you visit. Rain or shine – Ruaha is magnificent! Ruaha is characterised by two distinctive seasons – the “green” and “yellow” season.

The green season starts in January and continues into April. It is during this time that the park is transformed into a green oasis of life with an abundance of birds, insects and blossoming flowers.

The yellow season runs for the remainder of the year (from May to December) and is characterised by dry and dramatic scenery with less vegetation making game viewing easier. Sand river tributaries and watering holes become the focal point for animals as they search for water.