Offering an authentic wilderness experience, with simple tented accommodation and an excellent standard of game viewing, Kigelia Ruaha is a small camp found in the remote Ruaha National Park. Surrounded by sausage trees the camp naturally blends with the landscape, with the 6 tents sporting traditional safari colour and character. While staying at the camp learn to fully appreciate the natural world; sleeping with the sounds of the bush around you and the chance to learn more about the area on foot.
The tents retain a humble simplicity and feature an en-suite flush toilet and bucket shower, which is filled with hot water on request. The accommodation does not feature running water and lighting is provided by solar power. Tents are airy and lend well to the experience of a stay here, their positioning is ideal for a spot of casual game viewing thanks to the camp's prime located in one of the best wildlife areas in Ruaha.
- Low-tech, eco-friendly tents which hark back to an era of unpretentious safaris
- A haven of rest and relaxation, miles from anywhere and as quiet as can be
- Night drives - one of the few in Ruaha that has a permit for driving after dark
- Ancient baobabs which offer fantastic photographic opportunities
At a glance
- 5 Tents + 1 Family Tent
- 8 years +
- Open June - January
- Family Rooms
- All Inclusive
"Kigelia Ruaha is beautifully combined with its sister camp Sand River Selous in the Nyerere National Park or a number of other Nomad Tanzania camps in the north."
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Guided Walking Safari
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