Tented camp in unspoilt wilderness
Kigelia Ruaha, named after the Kigelia Africana, or ‘Sausage Trees’ which surround the camp, is a small 12-bed tented camp on the edge of the Ifuguru sand river in Ruaha National Park. The camp is very light and has minimal impact on the surroundings, but it is still stylishly furnished with all thecreature comforts you need while enjoying one of the best kept big game secrets in East Africa.
The sleeping tents have large beds and en-suite bathrooms with flush toilets and an open to the sky' safari style bucket shower. The larger ‘pavilion' style mess tent provides the living space for dining and relaxing, with a bar and a well-stocked library. The camp kitchen whips up some tasty feasts that are simple but satisfying and meals are served here or better still, under the stars. Like all bush camps, there's a camp-fire where the essential sundowner can be enjoyed as the hot day gives way to cool nights.
The camp is in an area that is usually full of game and it's not uncommon to find elephants walking along the paths connecting the tents, or on the other side of the dry riverbed. Game drives are the best way to get up close to the multitude of wildlife that calls Ruaha home.Between drives, you can also get out on foot.
Ruaha National Park is Tanzania's second largest National Park, covering an area of about 20,200 square kilometres. The park is known for its dramatic landscapes, massive baobab trees and the Great Ruaha River. The area is a transition zone where southern and eastern species of overlap, so there are a unique variety of animals, birds and flora and fauna to be seen.
Walking gives you an appreciation of the tranquility, complexity and vastness of the African wilderness and we think it's one of the best things you can do on safari.
Why we like it
- Remote and untamed
- Safari on foot & by vehicle
- Great diversity of game
- Abundant lion population