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Ruaha River Lodge



Real Africa

Real Africa

Never boring in Ruaha

Never boring in Ruaha



Walking in Ruaha

Walking in Ruaha


Set on one of the most stunning stretches of the Great Ruaha River, Ruaha River Lodge is perfectly situated.

The Great Ruaha River forms the spine of the vast and varied Ruaha National Park.

Most game drives spend at least some of their time following the river, before breaking off and exploring the bushland and kopjes beyond.

Ruaha River Lodge is split across two locations, with one dining banda along the river, and the other perched high on a nearby kopje, offering a completely different perspective.

Built out of local stone and thatch, the lodge is built around natural kopjes and makes the most of its exceptional position on a bend in the river.

Ruaha River lodge is the only ‘lodge’ in the Ruaha and consists of 24 stone chalets stretching along the riverbank.

Each chalet has stunning views from a large veranda at the front, while huge interiors feature sitting areas. At the rear of each chalet is a large bathroom decorated with found timber, a shower and double basins.

What’s so Special?

A visit to Ruaha can spoil you for future safaris anywhere else. In the dry seasons, you need almost not leave the camp to see good quantities of game, as they concentrate along the river to drink.

Many of the guides at Ruaha River Lodge have worked in the Park for years, honing their knowledge of the Ruaha Park.

Fly camping in Ruaha is a great way to immerse yourself in the bush.  Small tents set up in a private camp with your own host, guide and chef, fly camping is available for a minimum of 2 nights for 2 people in the dry season, a really exciting alternative to staying in the main Lodge.

Bear in Mind

Ruaha can be visited at any time of year, however the best time for game viewing is during the dry season from June to December when wildlife converges on the dwindling water reserves notably the river in front of the Lodge.

Access to Ruaha is generally via Safari Air Link with daily scheduled flights to Msembe Airstrip.

2018 - 19 Price Guide:

  • 3 nights from £645 pp


  • 3 nights accommodation with all meals
  • Game activities

This is a guide price only, based on travel in low season.

Prices will vary according to availability of airfares on the dates of travel and seasonal hotel and airfare surcharges.

Please ask us for any current special offers.

Jasmine Bonus:

  • Full Board Included

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