• Jabali Ridge Lodge, Tanzania

About Jabali Ridge Lodge, Tanzania

Set in the heart of the Ruaha National Park, the spectacular Jabali Ridge Lodge will welcome its first guests in September 2017. The Ruaha National Park is a prime wildlife area and is one of the largest wildlife conservation areas on the continent.

Sightings of herds of greater and lesser kudu, sable and roan antelope are frequent, as are glimpses of the endangered African wild dog, bat-eared fox, cheetah and the elusive leopard, which can be found lurking among the bushes.

The location ensures that game drives start as soon as the vehicle leaves camp, taking guests straight into one of the prime wildlife areas of Ruaha National Park.

Lodge Details


Beautifully furnished, views over Ruaha from every corner, set in private surroundings.


Jabali Ridge is set on and around a prominent kopje stretching from east to west, with views all the way to Mwagusi River. The Ruaha National Park in which Jabali Ridge Lodge is situated is one of the largest wildlife conservation areas on the continent and incorporates multiple ecosystems that support a great and varied number of species.

Accommodation & Facilities

With both double and twin rooms available, the stylish, permanent structures made from wood blend in with the beautiful surroundings of Ruaha. The 8 rooms are vast and have louvered shutters which can be opened completely, blurring the lines between building and nature, or closed for privacy. All rooms contain beautiful ensuite bathrooms with indoor rain showers and toiletries are provided. Each suite has a large deck with a sunken lounge, allowing you to relax in your own private area. Also available is Jabali Private House, a sophisticated retreat offering total privacy and exclusivity with a dedicated team of staff to attend to your needs.

The dining area provides a social atmosphere with a seating area and bar with large trees providing shade in the afternoons. The library and spa offer a peaceful retreat after days of game drives.


The Jabali Ridge chefs pride themselves on ensuring that everything served is homemade, from fresh breads, cakes and biscuits to fresh fruit salads, sorbets and homemade ice creams.

A ‘bush bonnet’ picnic breakfast is available to enjoy during morning game drives, or a cooked brunch is another option and is served back in camp. Light buffet-style lunches are served in the mess tent during the heat of the day and include plenty of salads to pair nicely with the main course. Delicious gourmet-style dinners are a three-course affair served outside under the stars.

The chefs are happy to cater for dietary requirements as far as possible.


Guided game drives are offered twice a day in the six-seater game viewing vehicles that are open-sided with canvas sides that can be rolled down in case of rain. All vehicles have power points to recharge devices and also contain fridges to keep your refreshments cool throughout your drive. Private game viewing vehicles can be booked by prior arrangement.

When the sun descends, night drives begin and invite you to explore the secrets of the shy elusive night animals on a drive through Ruaha National Park.

An intimate way to experience the bush is through a walking safari and can be enjoyed with one of Jabali’s experienced armed guards and local trackers. 

Child Policy

Families with children aged five and over are welcomed at Jabali Ridge, but please note there are no family suites or triple rooms available.

Want to stay here?

Contact one of our Destination Specialists to start planning your journey to include a stay here. Please note we recommend a budget of from £7,000 / $10,000 USD per person for our style of trip to this destination.

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