Jabali Ridge (Ruaha National Park) Tanzania
Set high on a rocky kopje overlooking a landscape dotted with spiky palms and bulbous baobabs, Jabali Ridge is a sophisticated base from which to explore Ruaha National Park. The remarkable beauty of Ruaha is not only in the landscape and its diversity of flora and fauna, or the impressive big game, but in the feeling of having the wilderness all to yourself. With only a handful of visitors at any one time in an area the size of New Jersey, this is an exceptional safari experience.
The scope of wildlife in Ruaha is extraordinary, a result of the park’s unique location straddling the transition area between Eastern and Southern Africa and two distinct vegetation zones. It is one of the largest wildlife conservation areas on the continent and incorporates multiple ecosystems that support a great and varied number of species. A tenth of the world’s lion population hunts across the savannah and prides of 20 or more are commonplace. Sightings of herds of greater and lesser kudu, sable and roan antelope are frequent, as are glimpses of the endangered African wild dog, bat-eared fox and cheetah, one of the few sustainable populations left in East Africa. And if that isn’t enough, the elusive leopard can be found lurking among the bushes, just to keep the balance right.
With views over Ruaha from every corner of the room, the guest suites are designed to maximise the stunning landscape beyond. Be it from the bed, the desk or the bathroom, every space is a viewpoint and open to nature. Louvered shutters can be opened completely, blurring the lines between building and nature, or closed for privacy. King sized beds are the perfect place for an afternoon siesta, or simply relax outside on your private deck. Bathrooms are fully equipped with rain showers and flushing toilets.
Snapshot of Jabali Ridge
Elegant and sophisticated
accommodation in a spectacular site in the heart of Ruaha
Located close to the core game viewing area of the Mwagusi River
High densities of lion, leopard, elephant and buffalo
Private use accommodation &
Inspired by the landscape which surrounds it, Jabali blends almost seamlessly with its environment. With minimal use of solid walls, the main areas are predominantly open with natural granite boulders providing privacy and shade – even when relaxing in camp you are still one with nature. An infinity pool is the perfect place to cool off on a hot afternoon and the spa will rejuvenate even the most tired limbs.
Our chefs pride themselves
on ensuring that everything served in Jabali is homemade,
from our fresh breads, cakes, biscuits to fresh fruit
salads, sorbets and homemade ice creams. You can choose a
‘bush bonnet’ picnic breakfast to enjoy during your morning
game drive, or go for a cooked brunch back in camp. Our
light, buffet-style lunches served in the mess tent are
popular in the heat of the day, and include plenty of salads
with your main course. Delicious gourmet-style dinners are a
three-course affair served outdoors under the stars.
Please let us know if you have special dietary requirements – our camp chefs will be happy to cater for your needs as far as possible.
As well as Ruaha’s abundant wildlife, close to camp you will enjoy sightings of :
Sable antelope (rare)
Roan antelope (rare)
A Typical Day on Safari
The very best time for rewarding game viewing is in the cooler early mornings and late afternoons, when the animals are at their most active. Depending on the season, your day may start slightly earlier or later, but the general pace of life in camp is focused on giving you the very best possible game-viewing experience. If you have booked a private game-viewing vehicle do discuss personal schedule preferences with your guide.
05:30–06:00 Wake-up call
with hot tea & coffee
06:30–07:00 Following breakfast, depart for a morning game drive or walk, or take a picnic breakfast with you and leave slightly earlier
09:30–11:30 Arrive back in camp after game viewing, followed by breakfast (if you wish!)
13:30–16:00 Siesta time: read a book or just relax
16:00 Afternoon tea
16:30 Depart for afternoon/evening game drive or walk with sundowners
18:30 Arrive back in camp
19:30 Drinks at the bar followed by dinner under the stars
FAMILY SUITABILITY LEVEL
Families with children aged five and older are welcomed at Jabali. Exceptions to the age limit can be made depending on camp occupancy – please chat to us. We do not, however, offer specific activities for children or personal guides. Note that children below 12 should always share a tent with an adult.
We love catering for the individual needs of families, however safety is always our top priority and the wilderness environment here is not conducive to providing a specific outdoor activity programme for children.
Families of six or more are guaranteed a private safari vehicle at no extra cost in low season. In high season, families with children under 12 are obliged to use a private game-viewing vehicle at an additional cost.
Accommodation Rates:- From $820 per person per night
sharing. Please contact us for a suggested itinerary and