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Things to Do at Jabali Ridge

Ruaha’s wildlife is renowned throughout East Africa and we aim to provide the best opportunities — from game drives to walking safaris — for all kinds of animal sightings.

Game drives 

The best times to depart on a game drive are early morning and late afternoon to avoid the heat of the day, when animals are less active. It also allows us to find predators such as lions either setting off hunting at dusk or wrapping up after a busy night. Our vehicles are open-sided, six-seaters with removable canvas roofs and sides that offer unobstructed views. Vehicles are also equipped with power points and coolers to keep your batteries full and drinks chilled. 

If you have a specific interest in some aspect of the ecosystem, enquire about booking one of our private vehicles. 

Night drives 

See a different side of Ruaha with a night drive. It’s a special opportunity to spot shy, nocturnal animals and those that prey on them. With the aid of a knowledgeable guide, keep your eyes out for leopard, genet, serval, honey badger, civet and African wildcats on the hunt; as well as bush babies, nightjars and owls going about their business. Take a moment to a gaze up at the breathtaking night sky. 

Walking safaris 

Feel part of the Ruaha landscape by taking a walking safari with one of our experienced guides and local trackers. This is a completely different way to experience the bush. Your senses are much more engaged as you spot tiny but fascinating creatures you’d never see from the vehicle, such as dung beetles, ants and butterflies. Get a thrilling close up view of kudu and elephants, or spot hyena dens amid the kopjes. 

Photographic safaris 

Jabali Ridge is home to one of our specially modified photographic vehicles. The open vehicle allows keen amateurs and professional photographers alike to shoot at eye level with wildlife. It is equipped with all the gear to ensure award-winning shots — from beanbags and camera rests to 360° swivel seats. You can read more about the vehicle here. Please enquire to ensure availability of the vehicle and confirm any additional fees. 

Asilia Spa 

Visit the spa for a relaxing massage after a long flight or a hot day in the bush. If you’d prefer, we can also organise treatments in your suite. 

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