We can’t wait for the opening of Jabali Ridge! It’s the first truly luxurious lodge in Ruaha National Park. Slated to open in September 2017, Jabali offers 10 intimate suites cocooned in rocky kopje, overlooking a landscape of palms and baobabs. The lodge is located close to the Mwagusi River, in a prime spot for game viewing. If you love lions, you will certainly want to visit Ruaha – prides of 20 or more lions are frequently seen roaming the savannah. Ruaha is also one of the few places in Tanzania where you can go for night drives to spot nocturnal animals.
Why is Jabali Ridge the “it” place in Ruaha?
For the first time, you can enjoy the wilderness of Ruaha and laze about in total comfort. There’s plenty of spaces for you to simply enjoy yourself – no more “roughing it” while on safari. Cool off in the infinity pool in the hot afternoon or visit the spa to rejuvenate your senses. Indulge in afternoon tea before heading out for another game drive or an early evening walk. When you return, have a drink at the bar then savour a three-course gourmet dinner under the stars. Jabali chefs pride themselves in serving fresh and delicious meals. Everything, from breads to ice creams, is homemade.
What is special about your guest suite?
This is no ordinary safari camp with a bed under canvas. Each guest suite at Jabali Ridge is built on a secluded site surrounded by natural granite boulders. Yet, your elegant, chalet-style suite is predominantly open to the landscape beyond. You can take in stunning Ruaha views from every corner of your suite – from your bed, the desk and even the bathroom! Relax on your private deck with a cozy throw blanket and lean back on big, comfy cushions. Louvered shutters can be closed for an afternoon siesta. Simple put, there is no other place like it in Ruaha.
What does a sample itinerary look like?
You can combine 3 nights at Jabali Ridge with a classic Northern Tanzania safari, and take advantage of the Stay 3 Pay 2 Opening Promotion while it lasts!
Ever dream of going on a boat safari? Combine Jabali Ridge with a visit to Selous Game Reserve where you can spot wildlife on a boat ride along the Rufiji River. Beho Beho and Azura Selous are our top picks for the Selous. Ask us about special promotions for a Ruaha + Selous trip!