Jabali Ridge

Jabali Ridge is a luxurious lodge set high on a rocky kopje close to the Mwagusi Sand River, the core game viewing area in Ruaha National Park.

Jabali Ridge has been beautifully designed using neutral colours, wooden floors and louvered shutters to create a modern and contemporary feel in all the suites. The lodge is located centrally to the main game viewing areas of the park where huge herds of buffalo and elephant can be seen, as well as lion and leopard. Jabali Ridge is one of the few properties in the park that offer night drives, and morning guided walks are also included. The staff and management are friendly and attentive, and the cuisine and service is of a high standard. Arguably the premier lodge in Ruaha, Jabali Ridge offers a modern twist, and will suit travellers looking for a sophisticated safari experience. Jabali Private House is undoubtedly the most exclusive and luxurious private accommodation option in Ruaha.


Jabali Ridge caters for a maximum of 19 guests in eight suites. The accommodation is dotted along the kopjes, each accessed by raised wooden walkways. Each suite is luxuriously furnished with wooden floors, louvered shutters, ceiling…


Ruaha National Park was previously part of the huge Rungwa Game Reserve, with which it shares its north-western boundary. In 1964, it was gazetted as the National Park. The terrain within the park is well wooded and undulating. The Great…


At Jabali Ridge, children aged 5 years and older are welcome. A roll away bed can be added to a suite for two adults travelling with one child. For larger families, either two separate suites need to be booked (with one parent in each, depending…

Conservation & community

Staying at any of Asilia properties, owners of Jabali Ridge, sees guests automatically contributing to community and conservation projects through their park fees and a $5 per person conservation fee. By staying at Jabali guests are…

LocationRuaha National Park
AccessScheduled or Charter flight into Msembe and 45 minute drive
OpenJune to mid-March
Camp StyleSafari lodge
FocusBig game / Birding
Children5 years + (unless booked on exclusive use or Jabali Private House) / 12+ for walking
ActivitiesGame drives (day and night) / Guided walks
Maximum Guests on Vehicle6
Private Vehicle OptionsYes
Off-road DrivingNo
Number of Rooms8 suites and Jabali Private House
Family AccommodationThree bedroomed Jabali Private House / Triples possible
BathroomFlush toilet / Plumbed basin / Plumbed shower
Power for chargingIn room
LightingSolar / Electric
HairdryerProvided in room
Heating/CoolingCeiling fans
Room SafeYes
Laundry ServiceComplimentary
Communication in roomRadio
Wi-FiIn room
Mobile ReceptionYes
SwimmingCommunal pool / Pool at Private House
WellnessSpa / Massage
Dining StyleCommunal & private
Drinks IncludedHouse drinks
Credit CardsVisa and Mastercard