Kwihala Camp

Ruaha National Park Tanzania

  • High concentrations of wildlife for superb safaris
  • Intimate 6-tent camp
  • Convivial group meals
  • Possibiliy of guided walks and night drives
  • Tasty, homemade food

Open: Kwihala Camp is open from 1st June to 14th March.

Location: Kwihala Camp is in the north of Ruaha National Park ona hillside overlooking the Mwagusi sandriver. It is about a 45-minute drive from Msembe airstrip.

Rooms: There are 6 tents. They are spacious (40 sq metres) and are furnished with comfortable beds, bedside tables, dressing tables, hanging space, rugs and curtains. All have en-suite bathrooms with bucket showers, with hot water on request, and flush toilets. A range of toiletries is supplied. Each tent has a covered veranda. Tents have solar-generated electricity and a plug socket to charge batteries and cameras.

Activities: The camp offers morning and late afternoon game drives. Walking safaris and night game drives can be arranged. These should be booked in advance to secure the services of an armed ranger.

Facilities: The central mess tent is a striking contemporary design. Breakfast and lunch are served here and dinner is usually eaten in the open air by the camp fire. There is a separate sitting area with a collection of reading materials and a well-stocked bar. The camp has solar power which supplements lanterns to provide lighting at night.

Dining: Meals are taken at individual tables.

Children: Children of 6 years and older are welcome. The camp is unfenced and children must be kept under supervision at all times.

Health: This is a malarial area.

Communication: There is Wi-Fi internet access in a small tent near the central area.

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Client Rating for Tanzania 5/5 from 217 reviews

At Kwihala, we were greeted by the entire staff singing and playing to greet us, and to be handed wet flannels, not just then but every time we returned to camp, something that made the camp feel special from the word 'go'. We took full advantage of the drives, leaving camp at 6am most days with our excellent guides Charles and Tersam, the staff having brought us tea and biscuits at 5am. The tent, overlooking the sand river, where we were entertained by a large number of baboons trooping back and forth for water, was very comfortable, with bucket showers, the guides never failing to ensure that these would be filled at the right moment for our return. The food was superb and we enjoyed the sundowners (both in camp and elsewhere) and meals served beside a fire, to all residents and managers together, on the sand riverbed - a lovely way to meet other residents. On our last evening, when we were the only residents in camp and returned late from a night safari, a fire had been lit outside our tent, and dinner laid for us at a table beside - talk about personal attention...

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