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Mabata Makali Lodge & Campsite

Ruaha National Park 00100 Tanzania
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 20/07/27 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/07/27 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#14 of 14 Speciality lodging in Ruaha National Park
Mabata Makali luxury tented camp is situated at Mabata Makali near Madogoro Rangers post at the border of Ruaha National Park and Idodi village land, in IRINGA Rural, 95 KM from Iringa Region, about 28 KM from Msembe Air Strip and 22 Km away from the main entrance gate.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Shuttle bus service
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Room types
Family rooms
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Ruaha National Park 00100 Tanzania
Getting there
Dar Es Salaam Intl Airport454 kmSee all flights
Iringa Nduli Airport66 kmSee all flights
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framar wrote a review Dec 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
The staff is the best experience of this Lodge very friendly. The place is not being maintained half build things lying around everywhere. We stayed for 3 days and on the first day the cold drinks ran out. There were no cold drinks either everything was hot. You only have power from 6-10pm. Nothing to do the lodge is in very poor state. Food was ok and staff very friendly. Misleading advertising as luxurious lodge. It is on the bottom scale of basic. Over priced and no value for money. Arranged a safari to ruaha the guide was again good but the car very bad and again way over priced for the quality
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Date of stay: December 2019
Torsten W wrote a review Oct 2019
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The Mabata Makali lodge is located 1-2 km outside of the Ruaha national park in the middle of nature. However, you must drive about 30 km till the gate. Due to the vicinity of the national park, you can sometimes see animals on your way to/from the gate already. We saw a giraffe, impala, baboons and a 2m cobra. Pos: The food was very good. The lodges are large with comfortable beds and nice bathroom. The staff was incredible. They were very friendly and helpful. For example, we asked for laundry service and they told us that they would do it for free. Neg: Wi-Fi is only available in the main building and was not very reliable.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from ewardathanas, Owner at Mabata Makali Lodge & Campsite
Responded 31 Oct 2019
hi torsten Thank you so much for your comments/feedback Oh my god the cobra- you saw it i believe on your way to the gate. They are many on that road. We are sorry for internet we will work about it as most guest say the same as you know we are in jungle. No wifi but we connect you with nature and make you unwind ( ha ha ha)- Next time you come you will have one. Thank you coming and i will convey your compliments to staff Thank you
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Reneey wrote a review Aug 2019
4 contributions
This place is far and away better than it appears here. Its My Second Time Visiting Mabata and i enjoyed excellent food and very pleasant and helpful customer service. This place is sorrounded by Nature which makes it immensely beautiful!The room was clean, cool & comfortable,they also got the tents so you can choose. I also loved the security guards,their were super Helpful and made us feel so much safe in the nights and day time! I will surely revisit again and again! Incredibly impressed and highly recommend.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
Sarah wrote a review Aug 2019
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania1 contribution
Its my second stay at Mabata Makali and the place never disappoints!! The staff got me feeling at home even though i was away from home. The Maasai guards, made my few night in tents relaxing. The bonfire! Walk safari, swimming pool, the trip to Ruaha national park, not forgetting the amazing BBQ party set at ILUSI RIVER SAND!! Omg that was the most precious set ever!! And yes! The food is wow!!
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: TEMBO!! (Family banda)
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Gwantwa wrote a review Aug 2019
10 contributions
Mabata makali have amazing room services and the view is breath taking,I enjoyed my time there and its safe for all ages children and eldery people too.. The staff are attentive and so humble and professional they seize to amaze me. I hope to go back there next summer.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Room Tip: Best views ever
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US$257 - US$288 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
TanzaniaIringa RegionRuaha National Park
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mabata Makali Lodge & Campsite
What are some of the property amenities at Mabata Makali Lodge & Campsite?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Mabata Makali Lodge & Campsite?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Mabata Makali Lodge & Campsite?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mabata Makali Lodge & Campsite?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Mabata Makali Lodge & Campsite have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Mabata Makali Lodge & Campsite offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.