Mufindi Highland lodge is a mid- range accommodation situated in the rural areas of Mafinga on the top of the hill of the southern Highlands  surrounded by Forest and rolling tea plantations in Ruaha national park Tanzania region. The lodge is set on 2000 acres of private estate landscape adjacent to the spectacular 2000ft Rift valley escarpment edge.  The lodge is convenient and in  a perfect base for tourists ,travellers who want to discover and explore the stunning views of the forest, hills and rift valley escarpment . The lodge is approximately 150km south west of Iringa by road and from Arusha city  to Ruaha national park it takes  5-6 hours flight to the close airstrip then  few minutes to be transferred to the lodge.  Flight is the best mean to travel to Ruaha national park.

Mufindi Highland lodge
Mufindi Highland lodge

Mufindi Highland lodge consists of 10 spacious and comfortable cozy wooden chalets  with twins and doubles overlooking the fantastic views of African nature forest and across the valley reflecting African Traditional  building style with natural materials of local woods and stones and high levels of comfort.  Chalets  are well elevated , decorated  with timber  and furnished with tranquility and en suite private facilities of flushing toilet , bathroom with 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 chalet has a large Veranda out of the front, with a large Interior sitting areas and upstairs balconies that give a stunning view over the hill, forests and surrounding areas.  Chalets 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 .Chalets  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.

Mufindi highland 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 a shared lodge variety of refreshment both alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks, you relax on balcony while siping the sundowner overlooking the spectacular view of the hills ,forest and surrounding area.

Services;  Free parking space available, offers airport pick -ups and drop-offs, Laundry and house- keeping services available, 24 hour desk.

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 , Guided nature walks ,birding/ bird watching in the park and many more activities.

Mufindi Highland lodge
Mufindi Highland lodge

Ruaha national park is the second largest national park in Tanzania after Nyerere national park found in the south of the central mid- point of Tanzania and west of Iringa Town . 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.

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