Kigelia Ruaha Camp

Ruaha National Park Tanzania

  • Outdoor dining at Kigelia Camp in Ruaha, Tanzania © Kigelia Ruaha

    Outdoor dining at Kigelia Camp in Ruaha, Tanzania

  • Explore Ruaha on foot and by 4x4 vehicle
  • Tents nestled beneath the shade of Kigelia trees
  • Encounter prides of lion and herds of elephant
  • Enjoy sundowners round the campfire
  • Good chances of seeing leopard and wild dog

Kigelia Ruaha Camp is set amongst a grove of trees set high on the banks of the Ifuguru Sand River in Ruaha National Park in Tanzania. It is a small camp in a vast and beautiful wilderness. 

Sandy paths lead from the main area to the 6 spacious twin/double tents, all with ensuite bathroom complete with flush toilet and open-air, yet discreetly screened, bucket shower. All tents have a private veranda where you can relax and enjoy the views to and across the river in perfect seclusion.

The camp provides daily game drives in open-sided vehicles departing in the early morning and again in the late afternoon. All-day game drives can also be arranged, with picnic lunches, drinks and snacks. Guided walks with national parks rangers are also popular and are a good way to get a feel for the environment as you stand beside a huge baobab tree, watch insects and birds and learn how to 'read' the bush.

Back at the camp, delicious meals are served in the thatched dining area or out in the open and by the camp fire after dark. There is plenty of choice of dishes and dinner is a full 3-course affair. A good selection of wines is available to accompany meals. Sundowners are served each evening by the camp fire where you can unwind and chat over the day's events.

READ AMANDA'S BLOG: Tribes' director Amanda Marks visited Kigelia Camp in June 2018. You can read her blog about this for a personal view of the camp experience.

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Client Rating for Tanzania 5/5 from 217 reviews

You wouldn’t necessarily think that a small open wooden structure with a thatched roof could be a stylish and comfortable place to be in the middle of the bush – it is at Nomad’s Kigelia Ruaha Camp. I loved my 2-night stay here. It’s a friendly, well-run bush camp, with an excellent manager (Ken), great camp staff that can’t do enough for you, and my guide Hussein was excellent. Add to that the comfy vehicles and a willingness by the whole team to make your stay here as special as possible, and you can’t help but have a great time in Ruaha if you stay here. Everyone I met here loved the place, and it’s in one of the best wildlife viewing areas of the park.

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Kigelia Ruaha Camp

Outdoor dining at Kigelia Camp in Ruaha, Tanzania

Kigelia Camp is a small camp in a prime location in Ruaha National Park and specialises in game drives and guided walks.

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