Ruaha hilltop lodge is a mid range  3 star accommodation found in Mapogoro  on the slopes of ideremle mountain , 15km from the gate of Ruaha National Park Tanzania Region. The lodge is set on top of the hill, 100km for iringa on the  Iringa- Ruaha main Road and 5km from Tungamalenga village overlooking the vast savannah plains. The best way to travel to Ruaha national park from ARUSHA CITY is a flight that takes 5-6 hours to the close Msembe airstrip then few minutes to be transferred to the lodge.  It’s very far by road taking about 941 km. The lodge is convenient and business friendly to travellers, tourists. Holiday makers who want to explore the park with its beautiful views over the savannah plains.

Ruaha hilltop lodge
Ruaha hilltop lodge

Ruaha hilltop Lodge consists of 27 spacious and comfortable cottages/Bandas overlooking the vast savannah plains built in African Traditional style with natural materials of Grass thatched roofs, local woods with high levels of comfort.  Cottages  are well elevated  , decorated  with timber  and furnished with tranquility and en suite private facilities of flushing toilet , hot and cold showers heated on fire, mosquito nets , wooden chairs and tables , free bottled water in the rooms  , free toiletries, hand wash basin, 24 hour electricity   to mention but few .  Cottages has a large Veranda out of the front, with   sitting areas and private wooden  balconies that give a stunning view of the  wilderness  and surrounding areas. Cottages are well equipped with comfortable beds containing queen sized beds and perfect to suit your needs.  There is a fire place pit with comfortable seats where guests relax especially after a safari as they share stories ,it  also provides warmth during chill weather .Cottages  are in different  that suites solo travellers, family and groups  with singles bed  with individuals, doubles beds for couples / twins,  and family rooming options  ranging from  200$ per night and above. The room rate keeps changing as they go high during peak season than in low season.

Ruaha hilltop lodge offers more services and facilities which include;

 A restaurant  with the view of the park serving  different cuisines  both international and African- inspired meals that meets guests choice. Meals offered include Continental breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner in the main building served by well trained, friendly and welcoming staff, you can have meals in any place of your choice either veranda overlooking the river or in the dining areas. Bush breakfast is also offered while enjoying morning sunrises and bush dinners while overlooking the stars in the sky.

A-well stocked bar with variety of refreshment both alcoholic and nonalcoholic   overlooking the spectacular view of the park and surrounding area.

Services;  Free parking space available, offers airport pick -ups and drop-offs,  Laundry  and house- keeping services available , 24 hour desk , massage services offered

WIFI hotspot available in the rooms that will keep you connected and also enables visitors to keep in touch with their families and friends.

Activities to do while at the lodge include; game viewing in the park and around the lodge that will give you a chance to see more wildlife roaming along the river, Guided nature walks, birding/ birdwatching in the park and many more activities.

Ruaha hilltop lodge
Ruaha hilltop lodge

Ruaha national park is  the second largest national park in Tanzania after Nyerere national park  found in the south of the central  mid- point of Tanzania  and west of Iringa Town . The park was established in 1964 and  It covers the total area of 20,226 square kilometers (7,809 ) square miles  The Park is  most visited and has  different categories of accommodations that include  Budget, Mid- range/ moderate  and Luxury/expensive accommodations that are convenient and affordable to  any travellers, tourists  visiting the park.  Ruaha national park has a variety of wildlife that includes; large herds of elephants, 10 percent of lions, Zebras , Buffaloes , cheetahs , Giraffes , antelopes , hyenas, Hippos  and many more  and over 570 species of birds  that includes ; endemic species, migratory species with  ostriches, starling , weaver birds, Kingfishers, hornbills etc.  There are more activities to do while in the park and at the lodge  which include; game drive in the park which enables  you to spot  wide range  and different animals in the park , Guide nature walks in the park,  Hot air balloon rides that gives good view of the Savannah  plains at 450$ per person , hand craft safaris, Camping ,Flying safaris, walking night safaris, cultural visits in the  local villages, Bird watching/Birding since the park has more species bird ,the watchers can’t be disappointed  to mention but a few.

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