Jabali Ridge, Ruaha National Park
Jabali Ridge is a stylish camp in the wildlife-rich Ruaha National Park, set on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Mwagusi River and Ikuka escarpment.
A landscape of sun-bleached plains, mighty baobabs and hardy shrubs, Ruaha is home to large numbers of lion, elephant, buffalo and even endangered African wild dogs. During the rainy season, visitors can hear the incredible thundering of the Ikuka waterfalls and even witness the Mwagusi beginning to flow after being dry for seven months. The dry season is equally exciting, with opportunities to spot buffalo herds in the riverbed and elephants digging in the sand for water.
Jabali Ridge’s eight suites are set among giant granite boulders. Relax in the hammock on your wooden deck and unwind with a book. Cool off in the glorious infinity pool, which overlooks the vast plains, or head to our spa to smooth out any tensions with a hot-stone massage. After a day spent walking through the bush or tracking lions in a game vehicle, pause for a refreshing G&T as the sun sets over Ruaha.
Jabali Ridge at a Glance
Open: June to Mid March
Closed: Mid-March to end May
Msembe: 50-minutes drive from camp
Children aged five and older
Accommodation & Amenities
8 suites (including 1 private house – Jabali Private House)
Private outdoor lounges
In-room lockable box
We had three nights' here and there are not enough words for their care, concern, accommodations, food, support while you are here. If you can't be happy and totally at peace here, then it would be hard to find that "place." The game drives were always interesting and no one watched "the clock" if we found animals that were fun to watch. The food was prepared and if they found you had not enjoyed something, the Chef came out! If you, spouse, family, group want to be pampered and learn about how fabulous our nature is working, this is the place to go! Walter, our driver, definitely made our drives not only fun, but so interesting. He shares so much knowledge with you. It puts it all into perspective. The staff is like "family" while you are there. To you all....Kristina, Rama, Chef Peter......thank you!!!!! - h8heet511
Jabali Ridge has to be at the top of anyone's list planning to go on an African Safari. The rooms are incredible and the staff is friendly (especially Jackson!) and will take care of your every need. Our guide Ngimba was and spotted things we would never have seen. It can get hot, but the pool is a wonderful way to cool off between drives. Just a wonderful all around experience! - The5MRanch
We had the most fantastic stay at this property. It is beautifully sited for great views, wonderful staff and great game drives - can't say enough good things about it! We took an afternoon off to enjoy all the amenities this property has to offer. We were very impressed with the preparation and delivery of our meals especially eating outside with a great campfire. This relatively untouched part of Tanzania should be visited before the word really gets out about what a great experience it is. - Barbara M