• 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

  • Definitely go, you’ll be so glad you did

    My family and I had the most amazing holiday ever at Ruaha River Lodge. We had three generations with us and found the Lodge so good about accommodating all ages from kids to older people. The staff were amazing and friendly and the game drives were phenomenal. We felt like they went out of their way to make sure we had an incredible trip and we really did. The... Read More



  • Fantastic Anniversary Holiday

    My wife and I spent 4 nights at Ruaha Lodge and found it fantastic. We had great views of hippos, elephants, giraffe,crocodiles and impala from our balcony. The game drives were great with amazing views of lion, leopard , zebra , water buck, wildebeest and all the amazing birds. Enoch and Emanuel, our guide and driver, were excellent. The accommodation was very good and the staff were wonderful. Very... Read More


    United Kingdom

  • Great beautiful location and stay

    Were kindly received with a drink at the reception. Brought the car to our house. Beautiful river view. Dassies on the rocks below us and hippos in the picture. Were not many people. In the evening by campfire when it was safe and we were on time and then at the table. Delicious eaten. For security, Massais walked on the premises. Also accompany us to our house. Also heard... Read More


    The Netherlands

  • Top Notch

    Where to start? Our whole experience at Ruaha river lodge was exceptional. We were met at the airstrip by Lyyo the guide and Onesi the driver. Very smooth. On the trip to the lodge (about 1hr) we had close encounters with Giraffes and an elephant! So cool. The Bandas were very comfortable. Christiana and Yustin the managers were very welcoming. The safari drive schedules were pretty flexible. Our guide... Read More

    Phil W

    United Kingdom

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.