The Ruaha River Lodge is located about 30 minutes game drive away from
the Msembe airstrip. The lodge sits proudly on the banks of the Ruahariver
in southern Ruaha National Park.
The main area of the lodge is split into two parts. The main reception and
entrance area is set just back from the riverbank in a huge open sided
structure with a large makuti roof. There are sofas, armchairs and coffee
tables here to relax and enjoy the view of the river. The main restaurant is
also to one side under the same structure.
The other communal area is set apart, completely on the other side of the
lodge, but high up on a rocky kopjie that looks down onto the river with
exceptional views out over the bush. The structure is built in and around the
rocks, with a big bar and various decking areas to admire the scenery. Meals
also take place here.
The rooms are all dotted along the river bank with surprisingly good space
between each one. They are all made out of brick and stone with makuti
roofs and have a well sized veranda. The rooms are very spacious, and 24 of
them can be made into triples. The bathrooms are quite alternative and boast
a typical African theme.