• 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

  • Would visit again in a heartbeat

    The camp is placed on the Great Ruaha River and is in an idyllic spot. We saw a variety of birdlife and game all from our banda - a particular highlight being a group of banded mongooses digging for insects right outside, just after we commented that on game drives these creatures always seem to be running in the opposite direction! All the staff at the lodge were very... Read this review


  • Wonderful immersive bush experience and a home from home

    Our family (incl 3 adult 'children') had a super stay at Ruaha River Lodge. The staff were professional and created a relaxing environment, so it felt like a 'home from home'. Our guide and driver (Enok and Onesy) were excellent. The bandas are spacious and comfortable, and we loved sitting on the terrace soaking up the passing wildlife and the bush experience. One of our party was not very... Read this review

    Angela D

  • Wish to have stayed longer

    A dream came through when I visited Ruaha with a friend in December. The sheer beauty of the park is breathtaking, and the lodge is the most wonderful and welcoming place to be. As it happened, there were no other guests there at the time, so we felt as if we had the whole place for ourselves. The cabanas are lovely, spacious, and fabulously situated overlooking the riverbed, with... Read this review



  • 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


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.