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Kigelia Ruaha

Ruaha is a simple tented bushcamp offering all those creature comforts that you need while enjoying one of the best kept big game secrets in East Africa.
Ruaha National Park, Iringa, Iringa Region, Tanzania
Rates from $450

Kigelia Ruaha Details 


Kigelia Ruaha has occupied this spot for many years and now joins our collection of unique camps in some of East Africa's most diverse wild places. We chose our locations for the essence of the safari experience that they still offer in an increasingly busy world. Kigelia is exemplary in that it lies in the best game area within this vast and beautiful park.
The camp itself is also just up our street – beautifully 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.
From here we get to explore on foot and in open vehicles, in search of elephant and lion, the statuesque greater kudu and noble sable, as well as all the smaller creatures that call this place home. We’re very much a transient presence in this place of wild things, which is how we feel it should be. We’re delighted to share it with you.
A grove of Kigelia (Sausage Tree) is home to our simple tented camp. We fell in love with this camp because of its location in the best game area of Ruaha National Park. We felt it to be a perfect spot from which to explore - the camp's simplicity and focus on the essence of safari being totally in keeping with the Nomad way of doing things.
We only have six tents here and it's certainly not camping like you know it - we've got airy tents that provide shelter from the elements without detracting from the beauty of the natural bush manicured lawns here! 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.
The camp kitchen whips up some tasty feasts - simple but satisfying meals served in the intimate dining tent 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 night.


Kigelia Ruaha has 7 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms featuring pure luxury throughout.


Bucket shower under the stars
A flush loo
Dining tent or better still
All linen and towels supplied
Room Service provided

Checking In & Out

Check-in from 2pm and check-out by 11am


This property has a standard rate of: $450
Checking In & Out
$450 / per night



The area offers some fantastic food options sourcing the region’s best produce and catering to a range of budgets, see some of the best below:
Leone L'Africano
China Garden
Sipe Cafeteria
Rainbow Pub
Make sure you book in advance if you plan to eat at any of the above restaurants as they are very popular and easily fill for the weekend.
We also offer a concierge service on this property if you would like us to arrange any bookings.


Getting There and Distances

Kigelia Ruaha is 170 kms from Dodoma

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