Ruaha River LodgeRuaha River Lodge

Ruaha River Lodge

From: $400.00

Ruaha River Lodge lies on the banks of the Ruaha River where game coming to drink is plentiful. Stone cottages line the banks of the river, spacious and warm they have a large veranda for midday relaxing. The best sundowner spot in all of the Ruaha.


Ruaha River Lodge

Ruaha National Park

Open All Year

Creating seats on the edge of the action Ruaha River Lodge is perfectly located on the banks of the Great Ruaha River. The camp is divided into two distinct locations – the dining banda on the banks of the river and the other high up on a nearby hill.

The dining banda on the rivers banks is the perfect place for your breakfast as wildlife come down to the river for a morning drink. Evenings are always spent at the fire pit that looks down the river or relax on one of the couches with a good book between strenuous safari activities. The other location on top of the nearby kopje commands incredible views of the surrounding countryside and is the best place for your sundowner drinks.

Morning and afternoon game drives as well as full day game drives with a packed lunch can be done at Ruaha River Lodge. Walking safaris can be done with pre-booking.


Ruaha River Lodge has 24 stone cottages stretched along the banks of the river. Large double doors greet you on the spacious front veranda that has comfortable chairs for outside relaxing. The interiors of the cottages are very spacious (750 sq feet / 70 sq meters).

The cottages can be made up with twin beds or a single double bed and there is comfortable seating as well along with a writing desk. The ceilings are high and windows made of mesh to keep a breeze flowing, very welcome in the warmer months.

The en-suite bathrooms are also very spacious with twin vanity basins, shower and toilet. Toiletries are provided.

Read our Country Information for travel advice to Tanzania.

After Ruaha River Lodge head off to Katavi Wildlife Camp, Lazy Lagoon Island Lodge or Oliver’s Camp.

Read more about the Ruaha Carnivore Project.

How to get there

Fly In

Fly in to Dar Es Salaams’ Julius Nyerere International Airport with Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways, Emirates Airlines, Qatar Airways, KLM, Egypt Airlines or Turkish Airlines.

On arrival you will be met by your safari representative who will assist you a light aircraft for your flight to Msembe airstrip. On arrival you will be met by a guide for the 30 minute game drive to camp.

For assistance on your arrival in Tanzania, get in touch with us, we’ll ensure your safari plans are seamless.

Included / Excluded


  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Local brand drinks
  • Twice daily game drives
  • Full day game drives with picnic lunch
  • Laundry
  • Airstrip transfers


  • Premium brand drinks
  • Domestic flights
  • Visa fees’
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Spa treatments
  • Travel insurance

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