Ruaha National Park, Tanzania

Jabali Private House

The perfect family escape

An intimate house in Ruaha National Park

Set beneath a rocky kopje, this intimate private house is built around three ancient baobab trees. It’s the ideal escape for families and small groups of friends, with three bedrooms, a lounge and dining area, as well as a private pool, all looking out over the beautiful forests along the Ikuka escarpment.

The house is open from June to mid-March and includes a dedicated team on hand to ensure you’re as comfortable as possible. You’ll have a private chef who will tailor your menus to your tastes and requirements. And everything here is home made, right down to the ice-creams and cakes. When the weather is good, enjoy your meals outside on the deck.

The surrounding Ruaha National Park is one of Tanzania’s largest national parks, with seemingly endless golden plains of sun-bleached grass and iconic baobab trees to discover. There are large prides of lions, cheetahs, leopards and wild dogs to be found here, as well as kudus, sables, elephants, giraffes and some 570 species of birds. Because you’ll have a game drive vehicle to yourself, your guide can structure your safari schedule to suit you. Don’t miss out on incredible night drives and walking safaris.


Three comfortable bedrooms

A refreshing private pool

Exciting walking safaris

Fascinating night drives

Photographic safaris

Spa or in-room treatments

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Places to combine Jabali Private House with

Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
Perched up high on the edge of this remarkable natural wonder, the Ngorongoro Crater Lodge holds a prime position. With views spanning the spectacular caldera, you can enjoy a relaxing visit to this otherwise bustling attraction and dip into a world that’s the permanent home to roughly 25,000 animals. The huge amounts of game that find sanctuary here roam over 20 kilometres on the crater floor and this allows for some excellent game viewing opportunities. Prides of bachelor lions are sometimes seen spanning the landscape, on the hunt for their own families and, dotted among the plains game, you might be lucky enough to spot a rhino in the distance. Morning and afternoon game drives are taken by highly experienced guides with visits to the nearby Olduvai Gorge available when vehicle occupancy allows. The crater itself can get quite busy but there’s a peaceful quiet that flows through the rooms, social areas and outside spaces of the lodge. North and South Camp both have twelve beautiful suites and the Tree Camp, slightly set apart from the others, has just six. Raised up on stilts, these rooms are all tastefully decorated with Tanzanian hardwoods and silk curtains which make the rooms cosy and warm; the ridge can get quite nippy, after all. The dining areas have viewing decks and comfortable indoor lounges which are ideal for catching up on some midday afternoon reading, or ticking off the birds that you might have seen so far. You could also decide to have a relaxing massage in your room, and completely pamper yourself.