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Offering ring side seats on the banks of the Great Ruaha River, there is no better location to be in Ruaha National Park. Set on one of the most stunning stretches of the Great Ruaha River, you can see game throughout the day from the comfort of your veranda; there can surely be few other camps as perfectly situated. Ruaha is split across two locations, with one dining banda along the river, and the other perched high on a nearby kopje, offering a completely different perspective.
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Amy wrote a review Apr 2022
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania15 contributions16 helpful votes
My family and I had the most amazing holiday ever at Ruaha River Lodge. We had three generations with us and found the Lodge so good about accommodating all ages from kids to older people. The staff were amazing and friendly and the game drives were phenomenal. We felt like they went out of their way to make sure we had an incredible trip and we really did. The Lodge itself was comfortable and so well located on the river. We saw elephants, hippos, impala, crocodiles just sitting on our porch watching the river. We would love to come back, it was a trip we’ll be talking about for the rest of our lives.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 19 Apr 2022
Dear Amy, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience at Ruaha River Lodge. As a family business, it is always a joy to host families of all ages. We are so glad that you enjoyed your time with us and hope that we can help you explore the Tanzanian wilderness again soon. On behalf of the whole team at Ruaha River Lodge, Asante Sana and Karibu Tena!
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ScottS_MN wrote a review Feb 2022
USA183 contributions76 helpful votes
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This was my only camp on the trip which had rock cabanas for sleep. I thought I wouldn't like not having canvas but there were big screen windows all around the main room which still gave you the feeling of being right there. The main room is like a spacious studio with a living room space and 2 large beds. The ensuite is gigantic with a wonderful shower. You have a front porch overlooking the river filled with birds and animals. I had an elephant come down one night and a hippo another. The dining area also has a great view of the river. The food was good and they accommodated my dietary needs. The staff was fantastic.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Bruce Fox, Owner at Ruaha River Lodge
Responded 14 Feb 2022
Dear ScottS, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience at Ruaha River Lodge. It is so wonderful to hear that you were pleasantly surprised by our stone bandas. The sheer number of large wildlife is a big factor as to why we chose stone instead of canvas, as well as wanting to blend in with our natural environment. We hope that you will be able to return and meet the hippos and elephants once again. On bahlf of the Ruaha River Lodge team, Asante Sana and Karibu Tena!
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Philipp J wrote a review Nov 2021
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After a long travel from Mikumi to Ruaha we were really surprised about this lodge. It was like a dream - the kindness of the staff, the area and the sight from the lodge to the river. We enjoyed every minute there and after long safari trips every meal - especially the lunch in the area with the beautiful sight which is situated a little higher. We have seen a group of elephants directly in front of our room. When we were sitting on our balcony, they were about 2 metres from us. We love this place and probably will come back!
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Response from Bruce Fox, Owner at Ruaha River Lodge
Responded 11 Nov 2021
Dear 882philippj, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience at Ruaha River Lodge. It's always a pleasure to share this wonderful spot on The Great Ruaha River with our visitors, and we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back soon. On behalf of the entire Ruaha River Lodge team, Asante Sana and Karibu Tena! Best Regards, The Fox Family
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surya77 wrote a review Oct 2021
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany399 contributions243 helpful votes
Uniquely situated on the banks of the Ruaha River, the beautifully decorated and spacious chalets have amazing views of the river and all the wildlife that call the river home. From the deck of our chalet literally built on the water's edge, we could enjoy the noisy interaction of the hippos, the coming and going of giraffes and antelopes on the opposite bank, the nesting of birds on a tree standing in the middle of the water and the tranquillity of this amazing, magical world We had never before seen the river so full. It was an incredible sight. As we have lived in East Africa most of our lives, we knew that during the rains in April, visiting the Park was definitely not the best time, to say the least. The thick vegetation and the abundancy of water would make for poor wildlife sightings, but, it was our only chance of going this year, so we had to go!! And so it was. The game was few and hard to find but lovely Ruaha River Lodge, the friendly and efficient staff and the mighty Ruaha River made our trip worthwhile.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Bruce Fox, Owner at Ruaha River Lodge
Responded 28 Oct 2021
Dear Surya77, We thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Ruaha River Lodge. We are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us, and truly appreciate your kind words. We appreciate how privileged we are to have our position right on the edge of The Great Ruaha River, and are always pleased to hear feedback from our guests that we have done the location justice. We hope that we can see you again soon, maybe during the dry season next time! On behalf of the whole team at Ruaha River Lodge, Asante Sana and Karibu Tena! Warm Regards, ~ The Fox Family
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Alon wrote a review Sep 2021
Mazkeret Batya, Israel575 contributions135 helpful votes
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Ruaha River Lodge is perfectly located on the Ruaha river. You can see animals coming to the river from your cabin. The cabins are large, comfortable and very well equipped. Hot shower is available at nights, as it is solar operated. Meals are great, service is friendly, and the atmosphere is pleasant. But the best feature is the game drives you can take from here to the eastern part of Ruaha national park. Elephants, lions, leopards and buffaloes are amongst the many animals you can see here. We loved it and will come again.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Bruce Fox, Owner at Ruaha River Lodge
Responded 12 Sep 2021
Dear Alonh1000, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience at Ruaha River Lodge. Ruaha National Park is a truly special place, and we absolutely love sharing this hidden gem with our guests. Your kind words mean so much to us and we hope to welcome you again one day. On behalf of the whole team at Ruaha River Lodge, Asante Sana and Karibu Tena.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ruaha River Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Ruaha River Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Ruaha River Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Ruaha River Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Ruaha River Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Ruaha River Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Ruaha River Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Ruaha River Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Ruaha River Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.