• 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

  • 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

    London, via 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

    via TripAdvisor

  • Exactly what we were hoping for - sitting on the terrace overlooking the river watching hippos, elephants, impala etc . The drives were top quality with the driver and guide so knowledgeable. Top marks to the chef for such quality food in such a location!

    kholton52

    UK, via 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.