Kigelia Ruaha Camp
Airy en-suite tents under a thatched roof Breakfast or dinner in the open
Airy en-suite tents under a thatched roof
Breakfast or dinner in the open

Kigelia Ruaha Camp

Our understated little bush-camp has been in the beating eastern heart of the park for years, where the wildlife is most concentrated. Sorties from here, encountering the great mammals of Africa, can be thrilling and hard to tear yourself away from. So, in camp we retreat - but with Nature up very close - a quiet, canvas refuge, only disturbed by our elephant visitors. They just don’t make them like this anymore.




A grove of Kigelia (Sausage Tree) is home to our simple tented camp.  We fell in love with this camp because of it's 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.

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 nights. 


  • Combines well with Sand Rivers Selous or Kiba Point Selous
  • Flight links to Katavi in the West and Tarangire/Manyara/Serengeti in the North, as well as Selous in the South.

Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

  • Particularly well-known for large elephant and buffalo herds
  • Excellent opportunities to see big cats
  • Lots of other plains game, crocodiles and hippos
  • Fabulous birdlife

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

  • Game drives in open vehicles
  • Night drives
  • Bushwalks
  • Bush breakfasts & sundowners
  • Starlit dinners in the riverbed


  • 6 large, en-suite tents with verandas
  • Flush toilets, bucket showers
  • Communal thatched, open-sided mess


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. 


High - 1-6 Jan / July to Oct / 20-31 Dec 

Low - 7 Jan - 15 March/ June / Nov - 19 Dec 

Average StayAverage Stay

3 - 4 nights

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

High season $765pppn rack

Low season $690pppn rack

Children PolicyChild Policy

Over 8yrs, only children over 12yrs may take part in walking safaris.

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To find out more, visit Kigelia Ruaha Camp's website.

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at

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