kigelia ruaha camp

Nomad Tanzania Camps


 

Overview

Kigelia Ruaha is where you go when your soul seeks the humbling solitude of giant baobabs, the exhiliration 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.

Highlights:

  • Small, relaxed & remote camp - reachable by boat,

  • Perfect for the camper and active traveler that can live in basic conditions.

  • Set on the beach at Lake Tanganyika

  • Guided walking forest hikes and chimpanzee encounters and other primates

  • Birdlife is amazing

Rooms:

Kigelia Ruaha 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.

Activities & features:

Walking safaris 

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

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Reviews:

Amazing place to stay - exceeded all our expectations!
— Traveller 2018