Tanzania: Ruaha NP – Ruaha River Lodge

Ruaha River Lodge is an absolutely premier spot to stay in the spectacular Ruaha National Park. The lodge is located right on the river’s edge and you can just sit in your luxury tent and watch the animals come to drink water. There is also a resident hippo named George, who often comes out of his pool and walk around the river banks and very close to the lodge’s dining table – we literally sipped coffee and watch George the Hippo prance around! Also right next to the river are several big boulders and hills, home to many animals – hyenas were screaming all night, bush hyraxes ran around and jumped on rocks, and leopard tracks were on the sand every morning.