Hodi Hodi Ruah Bush Camp

Hodi Hodi Ruah Bush Camp

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HODI HODI BUSH CAMP - A PRIVATE NEW GETAWAY IN THE TANZANIAN WILDERNESS HODI HODI - authentic, classic safari experiences in a conservation concession. "BORDERING THE LARGEST NATIONAL PARK" Introducing our five double and two quadruple tents, sleeping a private couple or an exclusive party of 20, spread along a high ridge overlooking 50,000 square kilometres of acacia woodland and savannah, to the far edge of the great rift valley.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Infinity pool
Free breakfast
Hiking
Airport transportation
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Pool with view
Plunge pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Concierge
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
Laundry service
Room features
Additional bathroom
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Extra long beds
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Room types
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German and 1 more

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Ruaha National Park Tanzania
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JulieFMalaga wrote a review Dec 2022
Malaga, Spain
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Just spent a fantastic 5 days/4 nights (the ideal duration) at Hodi-Hodi bushcamp with 5 other women…..to celebrate a birthday, women, sisterhood, life & everything. What an amazing experience it was. Pristine bush absolutely teaming with wildlife. The bush camp sits perfectly in its location, blending with the natural surroundings. The rooms are spacious & stylish with huge comfortable beds & excellent showers. The staff are just gorgeous. So kind & thoughtful. Special thanks to manager Thomas for over seeing everything so seemlessly & to Chef Julius for his fantastic food. Absolutely loved the game drives with our very knowledgable & smiley guide. Picnic lunches in the bush, sundowners & delicious snacks by a very special Baobab tree. It was very hard to leave & will always have a special place in my heart. (P.s. loved being guided back to my room in the evening by my (Uber)Masai fella.
P.p.s. Oh… then the ellies …… silently drinking from the pool while we were enjoying a dinner under the stars….wowzers! Treat yourself to a life affirming experience- then follow it up with HODI HODI Zanzibar beach…..sigh……how good does it get?!
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: You will be well looked after here… just add a few days on to your trip to stay at Hodi Hodi...
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bosjeda wrote a review Nov 2021
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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The camp is settled at only 17 kilometers from Ruaha NP main gate. There are no fences in tanzanians NPs, this means from Hodi Hodi you can see mostly all kind of game without moving from the beautiful terrace by the pool... and is for free, no park fees needed. Apart of several rooms/tents with balcony literally hanging from the hill and overlooking the bush, the best of this beautiful place is their service, their food and their unpretentious style. All rooms are completely independent and full of charm and comfort, with no abuse of luxury, something I specially appreciate in a poor country like Tanzania. Rex, one of the two partners, and his team treated us the way you would treat your best friends when they come home for Christmast dinner. They are all passionated with nature and make you feel a priveleged person assiting to the premiere of a documentary of Sir Richard Attenborough... sitting by his side and being part of the filming crew... but in front of a deliciouns three course menu. Me and my friends falled in love with the place and with the team. Very reasonable prices compared to what you pay in the lodges within the park.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Guy R wrote a review Nov 2023
Buxted, United Kingdom
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If you are looking for a genuine Safari experience, stay at Hodi Hodi and nowhere else, because;

Location: The Ruaha National Park and surrounding conservation areas are, as yet, unspoiled. We got up close and personal with a remarkable number of species we rarely see, including Leopard, Wild Dog and African Wild Cat. But, best of all, we did this almost entirely on our own. We saw no more than two other vehicles throughout our stay and most sightings were exclusive.

Accommodation: Hodi Hodi is situated outside the park, in the most beautiful highland setting imaginable, with dramatic views across the hills, forests and savannah. The chalets are very well appointed, extremely comfortable and you will not forget coffee on the veranda at dawn. The central lodge, with plunge pool and watering hole, regularly visited by elephants, is delightful. Simple luxury combined with a real sense of being in the wild and the excitement of animal noises all around you.

People: This is where Hodi Hodi really excels. The staff are first class, from Husein, our guide, whose depth of knowledge and experience were invaluable, to Agnes, whose politeness, delightful smile and wonderful attention to detail made mealtimes a joy, to all the staff who protected us at night and on the fascinating walking safari. All expertly managed by Thomas and Rex, whose campfire stories are spellbinding. Last but not least Julius, the chef, which leads us to;

Food: Amazing. Truly delicious, bespoke, 3 course meals that you might expect at a fine restaurant, delivered in the bush style of food brought to a table from which you help yourself, with plenty available. A good selection of wines, beer and spirits at the bar (offer Rex a whisky to lubricate a story around the campfire).

If you are after a genuine, exclusive, safari experience, in a true, African wilderness, provided by people who know and love the environment, STAY HERE.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Sofia B wrote a review Jul 2022
Stockholm, Sweden
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In July we spent four days on safari at Hodi Hodi in Ruaha and a week at Hodi Hodi beach house in Zanzibar. We couldn’t be more happy with the trip! We loved the personal feeling throughout our holiday. Julia made us feel very welcome and the feeling is that you are being part of something rather then just visiting.
At Zanzibar we enjoyed the endless and quite empty beach, the tranquillity of Hodi Hodi with it’s pool, honesty bar, beautiful environment and a genuine hospitality from everyone.
The stay at Ruaha is unforgettable,. The room, two bedrooms with a joint living space in between suited us perfectly, a family with two adults and two teenagers, but especially the view from our rooms was spectacular. Spending an afternoon in the sun on the large balcony, reading and looking at the baboons playing just outside was great, as well as enjoying fantastic food in the lodge, having a drink chatting with lovely guests and staff while the sun went down behind the hills and trees.
But above all, we saw a large amount of animals, elefants, giraffes, zebras, lions etc,including getting a close encounter with a leopard. It seemed like we were almost alone in the game park, very few cars, and a feeling of being in the midst of untouched wilderness. An amazing experience!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Deborah wrote a review Jan 2024
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A small, intimate and very friendly bush camp in a lovely location with far-reaching views from all the rooms, main lounge, swimming pool and dining area, located outside Ruaha National Park. Extremely friendly and helpful staff and a wonderful warm welcome from Rex, one of co-owners, and from Thomas, the manager. The camp is located in the bush on the side of a hill and blends in very well with the environment. It has large rooms located with their own verandas on stilts offering beautiful views of the park. Very large and comfortable beds. The lodge offers walks and night-drives with well-informed staff and guidance on the best places to see game in and around the park and its environs. Excellent food. Overall a wonderful and personal experience. Fully recommended.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Jcandlish asked a question Mar 2023
Boston, Massachusetts6 contributions9 helpful votes
Did you feel that not being within the park limited your time on the game drives?
JulieFMalaga wrote a tip Dec 2022
Malaga, Spain304 contributions95 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"You will be well looked after here… just add a few days on to your trip to stay at Hodi Hodi Zanzibar …. Perfect … you will be happy."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hodi Hodi Ruah Bush Camp
What are some of the property amenities at Hodi Hodi Ruah Bush Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Hodi Hodi Ruah Bush Camp?
Top room amenities include an additional bathroom, a desk, and extra long beds.
What food & drink options are available at Hodi Hodi Ruah Bush Camp?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hodi Hodi Ruah Bush Camp?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hodi Hodi Ruah Bush Camp?
Yes, guests have access to an infinity pool during their stay.
Does Hodi Hodi Ruah Bush Camp have airport transportation?
Yes, Hodi Hodi Ruah Bush Camp offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hodi Hodi Ruah Bush Camp?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Swahili.
Is Hodi Hodi Ruah Bush Camp accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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