• Welcome to Ruaha River Lodge
    Welcome to Ruaha River Lodge
Offering ring side seats on the banks of the Great Ruaha River, there is no better location to be in Ruaha National Park

Set on one of the most stunning stretches of the Great Ruaha River, you can see game throughout the day from the comfort of your veranda; there can surely be few other camps as perfectly situated. 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.

Safari & Activities

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

Guest Reviews

  • Unforgettable expereince, loved every minute I loved my stay at Ruaha River Lodge - spent 3 nights there as part of my Southern Tanzania trip. It is one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited ( and I spent most of my adult life in Africa and seen a lot of amazing places). The guest bungalows are right on the river bank, so that you can sit... Read More

    Irena12

    Trip Advisor

  • Awesome Location!!! An amazing hotel right on the river's edge, with spacious rooms and views. We saw hippos, elephants, giraffes, and antelopes sitting on our terrace! The staff are very friendly and accommodating, and cater to all your requests. We had young kids, and grandparents, the staff was so patient with all their demands and needs. The food was fresh and tasty, with a good selection. We were celebrating... Read More

    JignaDaresSalaam

    Trip Advisor

  • Ruaha is a bit of a secret which means it's quiet...on safari you are mainly out on your own with your fantastic guide and driver...hunting with your eyes and camera. Exciting!

    Robin

    TripAdvisor

  • To have wildlife literally on your doorstop without having to go on a game drive was wonderful: one day we just sat on our verandah watching a herd of 30 elephants drinking at the river opposite.

    Liz B

    TripAdvisor

When to Visit

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.