Ruaha River lodge is a private game lodge in a prime location in the Ruaha National Park borders, consisting of 24 stone chalets stretching along the river bank. Ruaha 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 capitalises on its exceptional position on a bend in the river. Each chalet has stunning views from a large veranda out the front, while the spacious interiors feature a sitting area, writing desk and either twin or double beds. At the rear of each chalet is a large en-suite bathroom decorated with found timber, a shower and double basins.The first dining area is a long banda by the side of the river. Breakfast is the perfect time to watch the game meander down for a drink, while evenings can be spent around the fire pit, looking for game down on the river banks, or curled up on one of the sofas with a drink and a book. The second area is positioned atop the largest kopje in the area, situated on a bend, and enjoys commanding views down two sections of the river. This is surely the best sundowner spot in Ruaha.

Why we like it

Great value for money, Exceptional game viewing in Ruaha, Lions, lions and more lions!

Quick Facts

Accommodation Type: Full Board
Rates from: $300 - $500 p.p.p.d.
Camp Size: Very Large
Max No of Guests: 72
Children Friendly: Yes
Minimum Age: 0

Grading and Accreditation

Star Grading: Not Graded
Green Rating Accreditation: No
Responsible Tourism Certified: No


Details Distance (Km) Travel Time (Min)
Nearest Town Iringa130120
Nearest Major City Dares Salaam630600
Nearest Major Airport Julius Nyerere International Airport630580
Nearest Hospital Iringa130120

Park / Reserve

Ruaha National Park Please click to view



Game Drive


Guided Walk


Fly Camps



En-suite bathroom
Tea & Coffee Facilities
Couches / Lounge area
Mosquito Nets


Laundry service
Credit cards accepted

This Experience

Safari type

Wilderness Experience

Specialist Species


Malaria area


Suitable for

Solo Travellers
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