• 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

  • Fantastic lodge on the Ruaha River!

    The stay at the Ruaha River Lodge was a nature experience for us five travelers! Because of COVID-19 we were the only guests and we were very well looked after! The end of the mask requirement was finally over! The accommodations were large and spacious, the beds very good for sleeping. The food was excellently cooked and very good. The cook and the staff gave everything, we were very... Read More



  • Safari right from Camp

    This was my only camp on the trip which had rock cabanas for sleep. I thought I wouldn't like not having canvas but there were big screen windows all around the main room which still gave you the feeling of being right there. The main room is like a spacious studio with a living room space and 2 large beds. The ensuite is gigantic with a wonderful shower. You... Read More



  • A wonderful place to be.After a long travel from Mikumi to Ruaha we were really surprised about this lodge. It was like a dream - the kindness of the staff, the area and the sight from the lodge to the river. We enjoyed every minute there and after long safari trips every meal - especially the lunch in the area with the beautiful sight which is situated a little... Read More

    Philipp J

    Trip Advisor

  • 'Uniquely situated on the banks of the Ruaha River' Uniquely situated on the banks of the Ruaha River, the beautifully decorated and spacious chalets have amazing views of the river and all the wildlife that call the river home.From the deck of our chalet literally built on the water's edge, we could enjoy the noisy interaction of the hippos, the coming and going of giraffes and antelopes on the... Read More


    Ruaha River Lodge

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.