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Ruaha River Lodge

Budget Standard Luxury Campsite Permanent Campsite Lodge Hotel

Fast Facts

  • 24 bandas
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Private veranda
  • Lounge area
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars
  • Laundry service

General Information

The lodges proximity to the Ruaha River provides ample opportunity to hear and see animals coming to drink at night. Game is undisturbed and often seen in between the sprawling accommodation areas, all of which have river views.

Sandy, stone-lined pathways lead to Ruaha River Lodge’s bedrooms, 28 detached cottages, or ‘bandas’, built of solid stone along the river. Each is incredibly spacious and very comfortable, with a large veranda equipped with a couple of directors’ chairs, providing a peaceful place to watch animals coming down to the river to drink.

Large double doors lead from the veranda into the bedroom and lounge area, subdivided by a low wooden counter, which also acts as an area to store clothes. Behind the counter are 2 comfortable beds, a double and a single. Cool stone floors and walls help to keep the room at an even temperature, further helped by gauze over the windows to allow a breeze.


Ruaha River Lodge occupies a privileged position set around a series of rocky kopjes in a bend of the Great Ruaha River.