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Matembo safaris and tours
Iringa, Tanzania

Accommodation in Ruaha river lodge

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 May 2024
The service have been given was really good, the rooms are very standard and fantastic including food so it's nice place to take overnight. The other things have seen which make me happy is that the employees were so humble, charming with better respect I ever seen.
Date of stay: April 2024
Room Tip: The location over there mostly good and you can view such animals crossing beside it and there is...
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Bruce Fox, Owner at Ruaha River Lodge, responded to this review
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Matembosafaris,
Thank you for your feedback of Ruaha River Lodge!
We're pleased to hear you enjoyed the service and found the rooms fantastic. We hope to welcome you back for another pleasant overnight stay at Ruaha River Lodge!

On behalf of Christiane and the entire Ruaha River Lodge team, Asante Sana and Karibu Tena.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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Reviewed 1 March 2024

#2 The second half of my Tanzanian trip last June found me at Foxes Ruaha River Lodge--what surroundings! 3 other guests rode with me from the air strip to the camp--and on the way there, our guide found 3 sleeping lions! This was the most amazing thing I've ever experienced! On return to the camp, we were greeted by our fantastic manager. She was so welcoming- and then we were taken to our various bandas--all on the river, with a breath-taking view! Mine was across from a pod of hippos (adults and babies) to watch and listen to. Early in the season allowed me a huge banda to myself with an enormous bathroom, and a roofed deck. Since there was no fencing (exactly what I wanted), animals could wander in and out, so we were always escorted to and from the dining hall. This lodge had 2 dining bandas--one directly on the river, and one sat high up on a kopje--a steep climb, but the view was amazing. Again, I found the manager and guides exceptional--so knowledgeable and friendly. And as before, the food was terrific--with plenty to please a vegetarian and my meat-eating friends. My compliments to the Fox Family and their excellent staffs, for a trip of a lifetime.

Date of stay: June 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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Bruce Fox, Owner at Ruaha River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Nomad54836282286,
Thank you for your wonderful review of Ruaha River Lodge!
We're thrilled to hear about your unforgettable experience at Ruaha River Lodge. Seeing the sleeping lions must have been incredible! We're glad you felt so welcomed by our manager and enjoyed the stunning views from your banda, with the hippos as your neighbours. Your kind words mean a lot to us, and we’re grateful for your compliments to the Fox Family and our team. We look forward to welcoming you back for another amazing adventure!

On behalf of Christiane and the entire Ruaha River Lodge team, Asante Sana and Karibu Tena!

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Reviewed 1 March 2024

Verry nice place, the food was good, but the way to the restaurant is quite steep and hard. But the fiew from there over the river into the countryside is fantastic. We saw a wide range of animals even two times a leopard. The gamedrives are verry well the same is the stuff. Thank you verry much

Date of stay: February 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Bruce Fox, Owner at Ruaha River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Cruiser33117775459
Thank you for your review of Ruaha River Lodge. We're pleased that you enjoyed your stay and the delicious food. We appreciate your feedback about the steep path to the restaurant, and we're glad the fantastic view made it worthwhile. It's exciting to hear you spotted such a wide range of animals, including leopards!
Thank you for your kind words.

On behalf of Jame and the entire Ruaha River Lodge team, Asante Sana and Karibu Tena!

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Reviewed 22 February 2024 via mobile

The River Lodge is a beatiful setting amongst giant rock formations, with cabins overlooking the Ruaha river. The Lodge design is open, airy and blends into the natural surroundings. Communal areas serve as meeting, eating and relaxing spaces. The food was always good with interesting combinations of flavours and ingredients that worked well together.

Date of stay: February 2024
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Bruce Fox, Owner at Ruaha River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear David h,
Thank you for sharing your experience at Ruaha River Lodge! We're delighted that you enjoyed the lush, green beauty of the park during the wet season. It's wonderful to hear that you appreciated the River Lodge's stunning setting and we hope to welcome you back for another memorable stay!

On behalf of Christiane and the entire Ruaha River Lodge team, Asante Sana and Karibu Tena!

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Reviewed 10 February 2024

Everything was great: the Ruaha river with the hippos just in front of my room and the restaurant, the nature around, The room was comfortabel and very clean. The food was delicious and the service exzellent, especially the Massai escort- team.

Room tip: Avoid the rain saison
Date of stay: January 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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Bruce Fox, Owner at Ruaha River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2024

Dear Mirak866,
Thank you very much for sharing your experience at Ruaha River Lodge!
We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us and hope to host you again soon.

On behalf of the entire Ruaha River Lodge team, Asante Sana and Karibu Tena!

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Reviewed 14 January 2024

Lovely location for visiting different parts of the park and the spacious rooms and verandas provide a wonderful opportunity to see wildlife at the river. Far-reaching views from the restaurant terrace. Staff were very helpful and friendly.

Date of stay: December 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Bruce Fox, Owner at Ruaha River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2024

Dear SafariXYZ,
Thank you for sharing your experience at our lodge in Ruaha! We're thrilled to hear that you found it to be a beautiful place to stay.
We appreciate your kind words and are grateful for the opportunity to have been a part of your Ruaha experience. We hope to welcome you back for more unforgettable moments in the future.

On behalf of Christiane and the entire Ruaha River Lodge team, Asante Sana and Karibu Tena!

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