Ruaha River Lodge
While traveling to the southern safari circuit in Tanzania, Ruaha River Lodge is an incredible place to stay in spacious self contained bandas right on the Ruaha River. Hippo, elephant, giraffe, baboon, and many others wander through the grounds but trained park rangers make sure you are safe from the larger animals from dusk to dawn. The camp has a large bungalow with a pleasant terrace overlooking the river bed and you can enjoy it to your best during the dry season because all the park activities are possible.
Ruaha River Lodge occupies a unique and privileged position set around a series of rocky kopjes in a bend of the great Ruaha River, blending seamlessly into its surroundings and affording views up and down the river. Game is drawn to the river from the neighboring hills and guests can witness the great wildlife dramas unfold from the comfort and protection of their self contained natural stone and thatch ‘banda’. With resident hippos and crocs there is always plenty of action to watch and several incidents of lion or leopard kills have been seen from the lodge.
However, the park facilities and services include: Ruaha River is the lifeline of the Park and offers you the privilege of your own riverside, a relaxing private verandahs, 2 separate dining, bar areas servicing 10 rooms each, thus maintaining a personalized small camp atmosphere in each, the twenty stone and thatch ‘bandas’, en-suite bathroom, Hot water is provided via Solar Heater,240V electricity is provided by generator for lighting and recharging of batteries and all the rooms are protected with mosquito gauze on the windows.
Meals at the lodge:
The lodge has the most delicious dishes in Tanzania for guests besides, just be ready to receive your total care and comfort at the lodge.Food is prepared from fresh produce from our Highland farm. A full English breakfast is complimented by freshly baked cinnamon bread, fresh fruit, tea and coffee. Lunch is a cold buffet with a selection of meats, pastries or pizzas and salads, followed by a dessert. Dinner is a three course meal with a vegetarian option. The situation is naturally dramatic, as the lodge extends along the rocky shores of the Great Ruaha River, in an area where there is rarely a view without a dash of wildlife to colour it, especially during the dry months between June and November.