MABATA MAKALI LODGE & CAMPSITE –RUAHA NATIONAL PARK
Mabata makali lodge is a mid range accommodation – found at Mabati Makali near madogora Rangers post at the border of idodi village Ruaha National park Tanzania Region. The camp is in the perfect base for guests who want to explore the park with its beautiful views of the expanse African nature and surrounding areas.The best way to travel to Ruaha national park from ARUSHA CITY is a flight that takes 5-6 hours to the close Msembe airstrip then few minutes to be transferred to the lodge. It’s very far by road taking about 941 km
Mabata Makali lodge of over 10 spacious and comfortable thatched tents with a family room perfect for couple or overlooking the wilderness built in African Traditional style with natural materials of Grass thatched roofs, local woods and high levels of comfort.
The lodge has camps for hire especially for camp lovers. Tents are well elevated on a wooden platform , decorated with timber and furnished with tranquility and en suite private facilities of flushing toilet , hot and cold showers, mosquito nets , wooden chairs and tables , extinguishers, free bottled water in the rooms , free toiletries had wash basin , coffee making facilities ,white curtains to mention but few. Each tent has a large Veranda out of the front, with a large Interior sitting areas and private balconies that give a stunning view over the park and surrounding areas. Tents are well equipped with comfortable beds containing queen sized beds and wooden ceiling fans. There is a fire place pit with comfortable seats where guests relax especially after a safari as they share stories ,it also provides warmth during chill weather .Tents are in different sizes with singles bed with individuals, doubles beds for couples / twins, and family rooming options with different costs ranging from 200$ per night and above. The room rate keeps changing as they go high during peak season than in low season.
Mabata makali lodge offers more services and facilities which include;
A restaurant in the main building with the view of the park serving different cuisines both international and African- inspired meals that meets guests choice. Meals offered include Continental breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner in the main building served by well trained, friendly and welcoming staff, you can have meals in any place of your choice either veranda overlooking the park or in the dining areas. Bush breakfasts are also offered while enjoying morning sunrises and bush dinners while overlooking the stars in the sky.
A-well stocked bar with variety of refreshment both alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks, you relax on balcony while sipping the sundowner that winds up your evening overlooking the spectacular view of the park and surrounding area.
A swimming pool that cools off the hot afternoon especially after game viewing, you relax in water while overlooking the park and surrounding areas.
Services; Free parking space available, offers airport pick -ups and drop-offs, Laundry, ironing and house- keeping services available, 24 hour desk, designated smoking areas,
WIFI hotspot internet available at the camp to enable guest to keep in touch with their families and friends.
Activities to do while at the lodge include; game viewing in the park and around the lodge that will give you a chance to see more wildlife roaming along the river, Guided nature walks ,birding/ bird watching in the park and many more activities.
The park was established in 1964 and It covers the total area of 20,226 square kilometers (7,809 ) square miles The Park is most visited and has different categories of accommodations that include Budget, Mid- range/ moderate and Luxury/expensive accommodations that are convenient and affordable to any travellers, tourists visiting the park. Ruaha national park has a variety of wildlife that includes; large herds of elephants, 10 percent of lions, Zebras , Buffaloes , cheetahs , Giraffes , antelopes , hyenas, Hippos and many more and over 570 species of birds that includes ; endemic species, migratory species with ostriches, starling , weaver birds, Kingfishers, hornbills etc. There are more activities to do while in the park and at the lodge which include; , game drive in the park which enables you to spot wide range and different animals in the park , Guide nature walks in the park, Hot air balloon rides that gives good view of the Savannah plains at 450$ per person , hand craft safaris, Camping ,Flying safaris, walking night safaris, cultural visits in the local villages, Bird watching/Birding since the park has more species bird ,the watchers can’t be disappointed to mention but a few.