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Situated on the banks of the Great Ruaha River - the lifeline of the Ruaha National Park – this remote lodge creates an authentic Tanzanian experience. Ideal for those who prefer a more personal safari adventure, Ruaha River Lodge is rustic, yet comfortable and offers incredible views over the vast surrounding wilderness.

The surrounding landscape ranges from mountains and escarpments to grasslands, kopjes and riverine areas, creating a wonderful location for morning and afternoon game drives, accompanied by your knowledgeable hosts. A walking safari will prove a more intimate way to get to know the area. Game viewing can even be enjoyed from the comfort of your suite. Ruaha River Lodge also offers fly-camping excursions which allow you to spend two nights camping in the wilderness.


  • Remote location & diverse landscapes
  • Incredible wildlife - exciting morning & afternoon game drives
  • Rustic, comfortable accommodation - authentic stone & thatched bandas
  • Fly-camping options for the truly adventurous


  • Game drives
  • Full-day safaris
  • Guided walks
  • Guided walking safaris
Although very rustic, you cannot beat its remote location on the banks of the Great Ruaha River. The food and hospitality were great!
Maureen Stover

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The lounge area at the main lodge features the same thatched roof as the rooms, while natural elements like stone and wood create a rustic indoor-outdoor atmosphere.

Relax here, on the comfortable leather couches, after a day of excitement in the bush.

The wooden deck at the main lodge is raised to offer incredible views over the wilderness and the river. This is the perfect spot from which to watch the sunrise or sunset, either with a steaming cup of coffee or a refreshing drink.


The dining area in the main lodge features a long, wooden table and creates a social space in which to enjoy mealtimes. Meals can also be served on the open-air deck, overlooking the surrounding wilderness. Begin your day with a full English breakfast. Return after a morning of game viewing to a buffet lunch. In the evening, you can look forward to a 3-course dinner. All mealtimes have a delicious vegetarian alternative. Cuisine is prepared using only the freshest farm produce, and the chefs will be happy to accommodate special dietary requirements upon request at the time of booking.

General facilities

  • Bar
  • Laundry Service
  • Fireplace
  • Private balcony or deck


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Dates Board Price
2022-07-01 — 2022-10-31 Game Package (Meals, Select Transfers/Activities) $400
2022-11-01 — 2022-12-23 Game Package (Meals, Select Transfers/Activities) $335
2022-12-24 — 2023-01-04 Game Package (Meals, Select Transfers/Activities) $400
2023-01-05 — 2023-05-31 Game Package (Meals, Select Transfers/Activities) $335

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • Single supplements may apply.
  • Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.
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Ruaha River Lodge

Maurizio Zola

"Ruaha River Lodge is actually a wonderful place and we enjoyed all the activities. Their service, accommodation, food, game drive and hospitality were great! So, in one word, everything was PERFECT!"

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