• 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

  • Very good choice

    Very nice lodge, remarkably located by the river. You always have to move accompanied by a Masai and it's real: elephants near the bungalows day and night, lion passage at nightfall. Very nice room, ditto bathroom. Buffet dinner in the evening quite average. Very smiling staff.

    Claude L


  • Ruaha River Lodge

    After a very long drive for us from Udzungwa, we arrived at Ruaha River Lodge. I recommend other people to fly here it's only a 20 minute drive from the airstirp. I had never slept in a Banda before so it was very exciting. After a very friendly welcome we were driven to our accommodation. I opened the door with a combination lock. What a wonderful experience awaited me.... Read More


  • Wonderful hospitality - Ruaha River Lodge

    We spent 3 days at Ruaha River Lodge and had a great time on game drives.We saw many elephants right up close. We also had hippos right outside our room. In fact although the river was very low and the weather was drier than usual the animal sightings were superb. Our experience was really special because of our camp host. Christiana was so kind and welcoming dealing with our... Read More


    United Kingdom

  • Africa feeling on the Ruaha River

    Beautiful, somewhat older lodge on the Ruaha River, which was unfortunately very dry, as was the entire park. Christiane, a German from Frankfurt, and the entire lodge team took care of us lovingly and attentively right from the start. The stone houses, all with a view of the river and a beautiful terrace, are functionally but lovingly furnished. Our guide Enock showed us the animal world of Ruaha intensively... Read More


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.