Ruaha Hilltop Lodge


Nestled on the slopes of the Ideremle Mountain, Ruaha Hilltop Lodge has breathtaking panoramic views overlooking vast savannah plains. The lodge is a mere 15 km from the gate of Ruaha National Park which has some of Tanzania’s richest concentrations of animal, bird and plant life. 

We are committed to offering exceptional service at an affordable price for all of our guests to experience a truly Tanzanian safari.

Stay with Us

We welcome you to reconnect with nature and revitalise your soul with our breathtaking scenery.

  • Standard Cottages

    Enjoy breathtaking, panoramic views of Ruaha National Park from the balcony of your private cottage. 

  • Family Cottages

    Ideal for families looking to spend some quality time together, our Family Cottages offer all the amenities for a comfortable stay. 

  • Group Cottages

    The fun, relaxed atmosphere of this cottage makes it the perfect getaway for large families or groups. 

  • Utulivu Mbinguni Cottages

    Enjoy wide-sweeping views of Ruaha National Park from our brand new private, Utulivu Mbinguni cottages. 



Enjoy a range of packages that tick all the boxes for a truly African adventure.

  • Ruaha Exclusive

    Experience Ruaha's spectacular wildlife and the vibrant village of Iringa.


    2 Nights from  $425 pps

  • Beach & Bush

    Planning a trip to Zanzibar? Add some adventure to your itinerary with Ruaha safari experience.

    2 Nights from  $475 pps

  • 6 Day Safari

    Discover the magic of Mikumi, Udzungwa Mountain and Ruaha National Parks.

    5 Nights from  $1376 pps

  • 10 Day Safari

    Uncover the beauty and serenity of Southern Tanzania's untouched landscapes.

    9 Nights from  $1150 pps

Why Stay with Us

Ruaha Hilltop Lodge is situated only 15 km from the gate of Ruaha National Park

Restaurant, bar and large terrace to enjoy the spectacular African sunrise and sunset

All cottages can be configured  to suit your individual needs

Free Wi-Fi at the lodge

Cottages equipped with all the amenities for a comfortable stay

A variety of activities that leave straight from the lodge doorstep

Our friendly and experienced team is at your service

Airport and bus stand transfers available


"I would rate this place 10 stars if I could! Of all the places I have stayed around the world, I have never seen such hospitality!  The whole trip to Ruaha is very exhausting, but this lodge makes it all worthwhile.  The views are surreal, you catch a sunrise and a sunset and an endless sea of trees from every direction around the lodge. At night you can hear the trees ruffling, insects and small animals noises, the whole experience is unbelievable. The food was amazing, best I've had in Tanzania, and the way meals are served is very cozy, like being invited to a friend's house.

Saving the best till last, this lodge stands out because of the amazing staff, led by Alouis. He is the most active caring person, from giving you a hero's welcome at the gate, to tending to guests at mealtimes, he basically runs around making sure all your needs are met and you're comfortable and happy!"

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