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Ruaha Hilltop Lodge

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5km from Tungamalenga Village, Ruaha National Park, Tanzania
Ruaha Hilltop Lodge
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Wakefield, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed in this hotel for 2 nights in May 2015, with a group of fellow volunteers as part of a safari weekend. I slept in a room for 3 people. There were 3 single beds and 2 of the beds had a shared mosquito net, which the staff tucked in for us at night. The room was furnished simply... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just a few kilometers from the main gate to Ruaha, Hilltop Lodge allows easy access to some of the best game walks and drives in all of Tanzania -- along the Great Ruaha River. The lodge's accommodations are hillside stone bandas with en suite bathrooms. Ours, Cheetah, had a porch sitting area for viewing the plains and distant mountains of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I had the pleasure of staying at Ruaha Hilltop Lodge in September 2014. It was one of the most amazing and wonderful places I have ever visited. Sustainability is paramount yet there is no skimping on comfort and relaxation. Start the day with a tasty breakfast (and real coffee!) in the dining area or spend a some time watching wildlife... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

My wise, my kids and I spend three days in Ruaha Hilltop Lodge in Sep 2014. The place is located remotely in the Bush, on the hill just above the Ruaha reserve and planes. The place is so unique. The restaurant and food and services is so great. The staff is very courteous. The sunsets and sunrises from the cabins... More 

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University Park, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

A great place to stay, particularly if you are coming by road from Iringa because it really shortens the trip rather than staying inside the park. if you are lucky enough to be there with the owner Alban you will have added enjoyment. He is a wonderful and dedicated host.

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We stayed there last year for 5 days with our young children and my (nearly 70) parents. The accommodation and service was good but simple. They have cottages spread on the hill above the restaurant and parking area. The view is really great at sunset. The rooms are basic but clean, with hot showers and electricity only for a few... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I stayed here for two nights in July. The good: the location and the view! It was literally a breathtaking view and the lodge is a short drive from Ruaha National Park. The staff is eager to please, although they were a bit young and unprofessional. The bad: the wind, the bathroom and, in my case, large groups. The wind... More 

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Sacramento
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Spent 2 nights there. Rooms are actually individual, well-spaced cabins, allowing a lot of privacy with beautiful views of the valley below from your own private front porch. Very comfortable, not ostentatious; it doesn't need to be...the views provide that. So don't expect a 5 star hotel, but a more down-to-earth comfort. It was exactly what I wanted as part... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Such a beautifully located place! If you are planning on going here I definately recommend it. There was lots of nice food. Electricity is only on between 7-10 but whilst your there you probably wont be using it because you'll be out all day anyway so that shouldn't be a major issue. The views of the national park are lovely... More 

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Tilburg, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Very Nice place to stay and vriendly staf. The food was good and enough. The room is simple also the bathroom but clean. You can't compare this Lodge with the lodge in the park especially you have the look at the price also you are in africa. We had a very Nice stay in this Lodge.

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