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Kigelia Ruaha Tanzania
Kigelia Ruaha Tanzania National Park Scenery with Baobab

Kigelia Ruaha Tanzania is where you go when your soul seeks the humbling solitude of giant baobabs, the exhilaration of encountering Africa's big cats or great herds of elephant; where the focus is on experiencing nature and not the gold taps, and where you can feel at home while simultaneously enjoying the care of a dedicated team.

The camp itself has just six airy tents set beneath the boughs of the Sausage Tree (Kigelia Africana) after which it was named.  It has a charm and simplicity which, for us, means that it highlights the surrounding landscape rather than detracts from it.  Falling asleep under canvas to the calls of leopard, and waking in the dappled light of the sun as it peers through the bush is simply magic.

Kigelia Ruaha Tanzania Safari Tents

A grove of Kigelia (Sausage Tree) is home to this simple tented camp. There are only six tents here and it's certainly not camping like you know it - bigt airy tents provide shelter from the elements without detracting from the beauty of the natural bush setting. The tents are well furnished with locally crafted pale wood furniture and there's a hot safari-style bucket shower under the stars (the showers are en-suite but outdoors), and a flush loo. One of the tents is the family tent which has two adjoining en-suite bedrooms.

Family Tent

There is one unit designed specifically for families at Kigelia. With two full size en suite rooms under one thatch rood this is ideal for families with young children. Your own space, but close together to enjoy being on safari as a family.

Kigelia Ruaha Tanzania Guest Room Family Tent
Kigelia Ruaha Tanzania Mess Eating Area
Kigelia Ruaha Tanzania Guest Tentet Room with Bed
Kigelia Ruaha Tanzania Safari Bush Breakfast with Hippo in Background
Kigelia Ruaha Tanzania Safari Lion Walking Past

Game Drives in Open 4WD Vehicles

Comfy custom-built open game drive vehicles are perfect for traversing the beautiful and varied habitats of the park. Game drives are the best way to get up close to the multitude of wildlife that calls Ruaha home; big-maned lions, great herds of elephant, the handsome greater kudu or statuesque sable.

Walking Safari

Between drives, you can also get out on foot. Being on your own two pegs gives you a totally different experience. You can stand beneath the towering baobab trees, feeling the smooth warm texture of it's mighty trunk beneath your fingers, or crouch to examine the antics of an ant lion as it hunts from a sandy cone in the dust. 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. Being in the company of a trained and experienced guide both ensures your safety and opens the door onto the wonders of our natural surroundings.

Note; walks are seasonal and if the grass is too long they won't be able to offer walks for safety reasons.

Night Drives

Getting out after dark allows you to see nocturnal critters who are otherwise hiding out during the day. Whether it's the smaller but fascinating genets, civets and porcupines, or the big game like lion and leopard it's a thrilling encounter and a totally different perspective. Night drives need to be pre-booked.

Kigelia Ruaha Tanzania

Property Details

Kigelia Ruaha Tanzania Location
Ruaha National Park, Tanzania
5 Kigelia Ruaha Safari Tents & 1 Family tent
Guest Room Facilities
En-Suite, Laundry Service (Complimentary), Outside Shower, Pure Cotton Linen, Verandah
Kigelia Ruaha Tanzania Facilities
24-hour Security, Battery Charging Facilities, Communal Dining, Laundry Service (Complimentary), Library, Private Vehicle Available
Family Policy
All Ages Welcome
Bird Watching, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Walks, Night Drives, Safaris Walks (Guided)
All meals, house drinks, laundry and shared activities including 4x4 game drives and walking (minimum age 12 years)*
Not Included
Non-house drinks, private guide/vehicle (available at a supplement, subject to availability, must be prebooked), night drives (one night drive will be costed into the itinerary unless requested otherwise, please note that night drives are always on a shared basis, private night drives are not available)
Why Kigelia Ruaha Tanzania?
The sweetest bush retreat at the heart of Ruaha’s best game area

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