Luxury lodges in Ruaha national park

Luxury lodges in Ruaha national park: Ruaha national park is a memorable destination you must visit once in a life time while on a Tanzania wildlife safari, Ruaha national park is situated in the most remote region of Tanzania in the south – central region and lies in the East of the Great Rift Valley. 

Ruaha national park offers many thrilling and memorable safari activities such as game viewing, bird watching, nature walks and visiting the local communities. During your Tanzania wildlife safari in Ruaha national park there are a wide range of accommodation establishments (safari lodges and camps) offering accommodation to tourists visiting the park. Accommodation in Ruaha national park is categorized as luxury, midrange and budget, this article lists and details luxury accommodation in Ruaha national park. 


Jabali Ridge Lodge is a small stylish and luxury camp in Ruaha national park set on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Mwagusi River and Ikuka escarpment, this lodge is situated in the northern area of Ruaha national park and boosts extensive views over the beautiful baobab forest and the Mwagusi river.

Jabali Ridge Lodge

Accommodation at Jabali Ridge Lodge 

Jabali Ridge Lodge consists of 8 suites hidden amongst the rocky boulders and one private house, each of these suites boosts of spectacular views of the stunning landscape beyond from each and every corner of the room. Suites at Jabali Ridge Lodge feature breathtaking interior seemingly blending with the wilderness of the park, the interior features wooden art pieces and furniture and neutral tones.

The private house at Jabali Ridge lodge is slightly situated in a private located out of sight of the main lodge but close to the main facilities of the lodge, the private house consists of 2 master bedrooms  and an additional twin room. Each room has its own en-suite bathrooms with numerous bathroom amenities.The private house consists of its own private vehicle, guide and chef.  

Facilities and services at Jabali Ridge Lodge 

  • Swimming pool 
  • Private outdoor lounges
  • Free internet / Wi-Fi 
  • Dining area 
  • Fully stocked bar


Ruaha River Lodge is a luxury lodge in Ruaha national park set on one of the stunning stretches of the Great Ruaha River and while at the lodge you can see animals from the comfort of your veranda. The majestic Ruaha River splits the area where the lodge is found into two that is one dining banda along the river and the other perched high on a nearby Kopje thus offering completely different perspectives and sceneries. 

Ruaha River lodge is built around natural kopjes and was built using local materials that are local stones and thatch.

Ruaha River Lodge

Accommodation at Ruaha Ridge Lodge 

Ruaha River lodge consists of 24 stone chalets stretching along the banks of river Ruaha, each chalet offers stunning views from its large veranda out the front, the inside of the chalet consists of a sitting area, writing desk, a bedroom with either twin or double beds and a large bathroom with a shower and double basins. 

Activities at Ruaha Ridge lodge 

  • Game drives 
  • Guiding 
  • Special experiences such as private dinners, bush breakfast or sundowner on the banks of river Ruaha, fly camping and camping. 

Facilities at Ruaha Ridge Lodge 

  • Dining room
  • Bar 
  • Camp fire


Ikuka safari camp is a magnificent luxury camp perched on the edge of the Mwagusi escarpment boosting spectacular views across the Ruaha valley, Ikuka safari camp s a perfect luxury accommodation to use while on a Tanzania safari in Ruaha national park. 

Ikuka Safari Camp

Accommodation at Ikuka safari camp 

Ikuka safari camp comprises of 6 thatched, open sided suites overlooking the sprawling Ruaha valley, each Banda is raised above the ground with a lovely veranda featuring a couple of chairs and a coffee table. The bedrooms in these bandas consist of king-size beds and en-suite bathroom facilities including flush toilet and twin washbasins.  

Facilities at Ikuka safari camp 

  • Library
  • Dining area 
  • Spacious lounge with comfortable sofas
  • A telescope 
  • Well stocked bar 
  • Swimming pool
  • Lounging deck
  • Laundry searvices 
  • Wi-Fi

Activities offered at Ikuka safari camp

  • Hot air balloon safaris
  • Bird watching
  • Photography 
  • Walking safaris
  • Game viewing


Mwagusi safari camp is a beautiful camp and luxury accommodation in Ruaha national park, this safari camp started its operating of hosting travelers on a Tanzania safari in Ruaha national park in 1987. Mwagusi Safari camp aims at offering an exquisite and unforgettable Tanzania safari experience to its clients.  

Mwagusi Safari Camp

Accommodation at Mwagusi safari camp 

Mwagusi safari camp offers some of the notable comfortable and unique tented safari experiences in Ruaha national park in beautifully appointed bandas, these bandas / camp were built using natural materials such as grass thatch, timber, driftwood, stones and reeds so as to perfectly blend with nature. 

Each Banda at Mwagusi safari camp is spacious and features a thatched roof and a polished red floor and consist of en-suite facilities such as flushing toilets, hot water, shower, sink, shelving, large mirror and lighting.  The bathrooms in these bandas are really a master piece with unique and original design built using stones, drift wood and bones.

 Bandas at Mwagusi safari camp are situated on the sandy banks of the Mwagusi River thus providing their own private and secluded view, each Banda has its own covered verandah with seating area consisting of comfortable cushions and a swinging hammock. The veranda is perfect for relaxing and view the wildlife pass by. 

Facilities and services at Mwagusi safari camp 

  • Restaurant serving breakfast consisting of tea or coffee and pastries such as cinnamon bread, fruit mad freshly squeezed orange bread, buffet style lunch, dinner served with soup or vegetable starter and buffet of vegetables, meat or chicken dishes.
  • Fully stocked bar
  • Laundry services 
  • Living area 


Tandala camp is a luxury accommodation in Ruaha national park offering luxurious tented accommodation, mouthwatering and fine cuisine and great Tanzania safari experience, Tandala camp is named after the majestic Kudu antelope and the name “Tandala” is a Kiswahili name for greater and lesser Kudu. 

Tandala Camp

Accommodation at Tandala camp

Accommodation at Tandala camp is offered in 11 spacious, elevated and luxurious tents offered as twin or double bed arrangements (twin and double rooms), extra beds are also available upon request to accommodate child or a third person. Each room has a sizable verandah with comfortable seating ideal for a private relaxing evening and you get stinking views of Mdweka Sand River from the Verandah.  The rooms also have en-suite bathroom situated at the back of the tent and is enclosed in thatch and rockwork over viewing the bush, the bathroom features hot shower facilitated by solar. 

In room amenities 

  • Solar heated water in the bathrooms 
  • Spacious beds (twin or double)
  • Veranda with safari chairs 
  • Solar power 

Facilities at Tandala camp 

  • Restaurant  serving home-style Mediterranean cuisine, two course lunch, 3 course candle lit dinner served under stars in the courtyard by the campfire
  • Tandala bar – well stocked with both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks of  both international and local brands.
  • Swimming pool 
  • Pool game
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