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Southern Tanzania: Ruaha River Lodge

Ruaha River Lodge

Ruaha River Lodge is privileged to be sited among Baobab shaded rocky kopjes in an exclusive
position on the banks of the Great Ruaha River, the only river flowing through Ruaha Park in the long
6 month dry season.

Views from your private riverside veranda compete with those from the bar/restaurant perched above
the river, for the best sightings of game coming down to drink; Watch the drama unfold before you as
predators lie in wait. Alternatively Expert guides will take you on walking safaris & game drives in
specially designed open vehicles.

The new accommodation consists of incredibly spacious natural stone & thatched bandas each with a
large double bed plus a single bed with partitioned lounge sofa area, large screened windows, substantial
en suite bathrooms with hot showers & flush toilets. Each banda possesses a large Ruaha riverside
veranda to observe wildlife along the river.

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Camp Details

  • 24 individual stone and thatch rooms with en suite bathroom facilities.
  • The camp is divided into 2 separate restaurant and bar areas; the hilltop bar and the riverside bar; each restaurant is hosted.
  • Each room is sited along the river bank and has a large private veranda.
  • All bandas can be double, twin, single or triple. Extra beds can be added on request.
  • All rooms have lounge area with sofa and armchair, coffee table, writing desk.
  • Rooms have mosquito proof doors and windows - spray is provided.
  • Electricity provided by generator - 24V with UK style 3 pin sockets
    • Power is not 24 hour
    • Power is available for lighting and recharging batteries but not for
  • Solar heated water


  • Game drives are taken in open, adapted 4WD vehicles. The vehicles have tiered seating and roof shading. The camp has 2 types of vehicle a Maruti jeep for a max of 6 people, and an extended Landrover style vehicle with 3 rows of seats for a max of 9 people. Game viewing is shared unless a private vehicle reserved.
  • Guided game walks are available
  • Fly camping can be pre booked for a minimum of 2 nights (extra charge)


  • Accommodation is full board
  • Breakfast: fresh fruit, breads, full "English" style cooked breakfast, tea, coffee and fruit juice
  • Lunch - a buffet lunch and dessert
  • Dinner - Starter, main course, dessert
  • Special diets can be catered for with prior notification
  • Tea and coffee is served after each meal and is available complimentary at all times of day.
  • Soft drinks and alcoholic drinks are available from the bar throughout the day.
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