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 opened in November 2017 and the suites have been beautifully designed using neutral colours, wooden floors and louvered shutters to create a modern and contemporary feel. 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. The lodge 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…

Location Ruaha National Park
Access Scheduled or Charter flight into Msembe and 45 minute drive
Open June to mid-March
Pricing £££££
Camp Style Safari lodge
Focus Big game / Birding
Children 5 years + (unless booked on exclusive use or Jabali Private House) / 12+ for walking
Activities Game drives (day and night) / Guided walks
Vehicles Open
Maximum Guests on Vehicle 6
Private Vehicle Options Yes
Off-road Driving No
Number of Rooms 8 suites and Jabali Private House
Family Accommodation Three bedroomed Jabali Private House / Triples possible
Bathroom Flush toilet / Plumbed basin / Plumbed shower
Power for charging In room
Lighting Solar / Electric
Hairdryer Provided in room
Heating/Cooling Ceiling fans
Room Safe Yes
Laundry Service Complimentary
Communication in room Radio
Wi-Fi In room
Mobile Reception Yes
Swimming Communal pool / Pool at Private House
Wellness Spa / Massage
Dining Style Communal & private
Drinks Included House drinks
Credit Cards Visa and Mastercard