The park is one of the Tanzania bird paradises with more than 571 bird species and some of them are known to be migrants from within and outside Africa.
Migrating species from Europe, Asia, the Australian rim, and Madagascar have been recorded in the park.
Species of interest in the park include Ruaha red-billed hornbill (Tokus ruahae) which is dominant in the area.
The recently annexed wetland, the Usangu Basin is one of the country’s important bird areas (IBA) as recognized by Birdlife International.
Though birds can be seen all year round, the best time for bird watching is during the wet season.
Ruaha is believed to have a higher concentration of elephants than any national park in East Africa.
It is also a place where magnificent mammals like Kudu (both Greater and Lesser), Sable, and Roan antelopes can easily be spotted in Miombo woodland.
The male Kudu have beautiful spiraled horns while the male Sable antelope have impressive curved horns.
The park is also a habitat for endangered wild dogs. Other animals in the park include lions, leopards, cheetahs, giraffes, zebras, elands, impalas, bat-eared foxes, and Jackals.
Walking in Ruaha national park offers the unique experience of exploring the wild on foot, these are offered by the different hikes made within the grasslands, and along the riverbanks, as you see different wildlife.
During the walking various wildlife like animals for example rhinos, giraffes, zebras, lions, leopards, hyenas, cheetahs, buffalos, butterflies, insects, plants, and birds are quietly and closely observed.
Apart from wildlife, the walks give you a clear sight and feel of the beautiful sceneries and landforms of this park.
These walks are led by an armed experienced guide, so be assured of your safety.