Stretch of water through the dry plains of Ruaha National Park

Safari tours to Ruaha National Park

About Ruaha National Park

With vast open plains of savannah sprinkled with watering holes and hundreds of different trees and bushes, Ruaha is one of the largest and most exciting National Parks in Tanzania. Yet, despite its size, this natural wonder has a surprisingly low footfall, seeing only around 6,000 visitors per year due to the fact that it is relatively hard to access. The result of this lack of tourism is a much more pristine landscape without the crowds and noise of some other parks. Throughout the park skeletal baobabs and undulating hills feature regularly doing their bit to make the scenery here as varied and beautiful as possible.

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Ruaha National Park Hotels

If you are planning a Ruaha National Park holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:

Jongomero Camp Ruaha National Park

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: Luxury Lodge

Jongomero is a luxurious tented camp with suites built under a thatched awning and a private verandah, offering up some splendid vistas of the Ruaha National Park. In the evenings there is nothing more perfect than picking up a drink at the bar and taking a dip in the pool, from which you can truly appreciate all the natural beauty that surrounds the camp. Superbly secluded right in the heart of the Ruaha National Park, Jongomero camp lies on the banks of a seasonal sand river.

Mwagusi Safari Camp Ruaha National Park

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Lodge

Mwagusi Safari Camp is a unique and comfortable tented safari experience. Almost all of the camp is built from natural materials such as grass thatch, timber, drift wood, stones and reeds. Mwagusi is a special and secluded camp, unobtrusively located along the banks of the Mwagusi River. It makes the perfect base for those adventurers wishing to explore the Ruaha National Park in as much depth as possible. Guests will leave sharing the same unadulterated love and passion for the natural settings of Tanzania that the camp's founder Chris Fox had when he built it.

Ruaha River Lodge Ruaha National Park

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Lodge

Ruaha River lodge is divided into two distinct areas and guests may require safari vehicle transfers to one of the vast central dining bandas. Each area offers a completely different perspective of the area. The rooms are each housed within stone chalets, built with local natural resources. There is a dining area along the waterfront and another elevated above the area on the largest kopje in the vicinity. The large cottages are spread out in the camp. The lodge extends along the rocky shores of the Great Ruaha River.

Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

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