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Kichaka Expeditions

Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

Kichaka Expeditions is a mobile bush camp specialising in walking safaris deep in the wilderness zones of the mighty Ruaha National Park,...
Kichaka Expeditions is a mobile bush camp specialising in walking safaris deep in the wilderness zones of the mighty Ruaha National Park, one of Africa's remotest and untouched paradises.

This camp offers private and exclusive safaris for groups from two to six people concentrating on walking safaris however for the less active the usual game drives are of course readily available. Kichaka moves location throughout the year depending on game movements and we utilise areas of this vast park that other operators dare not venture providing guests with a true and authentic wilderness experience. Our spots are carefully chosen where there are fantastic views with full shade where you can rest away in the heat of the day. Immerse yourself in raw nature as you are led by one of East Africa's most well-known guides through this magical and isolated Park delving deep into every facet of nature possible, from the intricacies of Termite society to the walking of Elephants on foot. Due to the private nature of the camp Kichaka can provide an experience which is totally catered to the guests needs and wants enabling enormous freedom with activity choices and areas to visit.

This small and intimate camp has three tents which comfortably hold two people. The tents themselves are supported by large metal frames and have plenty of standing space protected by heavy flysheets in case of rain which also keep the tents once and cool. The beds have comfortable mattresses which can be arranged as a double or a twin, there is a spacious covered verandah in front with great views of the surrounding area where we happened to be camped, ideal to sit and relax in the afternoon with a pair of binoculars quietly watching the animals and birds which may venture into camp.

Each tents has its own outdoor ablution structure nearby, also with great views and comprises of a wash basin, hot bucket shower and short drop toilet, much more hygienic than the long drop system and is cleaned and replaced throughout the day. The large and spacious mess area is covered, well shaded and the heart of the camp. There is a large dining table as well as comfortable chairs, sofas and beanbags scattered around. This is a nice peaceful environment to relax, read a book or chat the evening away near the campfire roaring close by.

Kichaka also boast a lightweight flycamp which is a small rustic satellite camp which can be moved to any part of the Park and erected at any time allowing guests to explore a multitude of different areas by foot or vehicle, totally untouched by man giving us access to nearly all 20,000 square Km of pristine Ruaha.
from R11014
64 % Off
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Kwihala

Sleeps 12 in 6 rooms

SADC and Residents Special Rates   For travellers in search of true wilderness, Kwihala is a dream destination. Set in the Ruaha National Park, Tanzania’s new frontier in...
For travellers in search of true wilderness, Kwihala is a dream destination. Set in the Ruaha National Park, Tanzania’s new frontier in East African safari, this frontier-style camp offers unparalleled access to the park’s huge populations of wildlife. As diverse as the wildlife is the Ruaha eco-system, with highly experienced guides offering a rare chance to explore the park’s rich evergreen woodland, baobab forests and sweeping grasslands.
With just six elegantly comfortable en-suite tents, a stay at Kwihala offers an intimate safari experience. Daily game excursions, night drives and walking safaris offer a remarkable insight into the wild lands of Ruaha. At the end of the day, flickering lanterns and a crackling fire await guests, where adventures are shared and the next day’s discoveries dreamed of.

WHY CHOOSE KWIHALA CAMP?
• One of a handful of camps in wild, spectacular and exclusive Ruaha National Park –
the new safari frontier in East Africa.
• Ruaha is the size of Kruger National Park, has the wildlife density and diversity of
Kruger, but has less than 1% of the visitor numbers.
• High density of lion with 10% of the world lion population living in the park.
• Kwihala Camp is renowned for its exceptional guiding including walking safaris.
• A camp for true safari enthusiasts.
from R12001

Mwagusi Safari Camp

Sleeps 26 in 13 rooms

Mwagusi Safari Camp is situated in Ruaha National Park, Tanzania’s largest National park situated in the southern circuit of Tanzania. ...
Mwagusi Safari Camp is situated in Ruaha National Park, Tanzania’s largest National park situated in the southern circuit of Tanzania. This well-established camp was started in 1987 and is an expression of the unwavering love and passion of its owner Chris Fox for the Tanzanian bush, its wildlife and its people. Started initially as a temporary fly-camp, Mwagusi has grown and developed over the years into a uniquely designed camp with a friendly and peaceful atmosphere. Each element of the camp has been carefully thought-out and designed to be original, unique and different from any other, with personal touches and a close attention to detail.

The camp is built almost entirely from organic natural materials with guests being treated to a unique tented safari experience. Each en-suite tent is comfortably secured under a cooling thatched roof and nestled snuggly into the sandy banks of the Mwagusi River. Almost all of the camp is built from natural materials such as grass thatch, timber, drift wood, stones and reeds, allowing the camp to be in perfect balance and harmony with its surroundings.

Each ‘banda’, meaning ‘temporary shelter’, consists of a large spacious tent sheltered by a cooling thatch roof and set on a polished red floor. Each banda has en-suite facilities with flushing toilet, an unlimited supply of hot water, shower, sink, shelving, a large mirror and good night-time lighting. Built using stones, driftwood and bones the bathroom is an area of interesting, unique and original design. Thick comfortable towels and locally produced clove soap are provided.

An efficient same-day laundry service that is free of charge is offered. The tented living area includes dressing table and mirror, trunk for storage, comfortable beds with high-density mattresses, safari-style chairs and bedside tables for night-time reading. All the bandas are built into the sandy banks of the Mwagusi River providing their own private and secluded view. Each has large covered veranda, with a comfortable cushioned seating area and swinging hammock, making this the perfect place to relax and view the passing wildlife.

Food is prepared fresh every day in camp, using local produce supplied by nearby farmers and the nearest town market. Meals are eaten together with managers and other guests in any of our two main dining areas in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Adjacent to the main dining is the reading room – equipped with table and chairs, a comfortable seating area and shelving with reading books.
from R8801

Ruaha Hilltop Lodge

Sleeps 30 in 12 rooms

Ruaha Hilltop Lodge is just 15 km from the gate of Ruaha National Park which has some of Tanzania’s richest concentrations of animal, bird...
Ruaha Hilltop Lodge is just 15 km from the gate of Ruaha National Park which has some of Tanzania’s richest concentrations of animal, bird and plant life. The Lodge stands on the slopes of Ideremle Mountain and has breathtaking panoramic views. The area enjoys very warm sunny days and cool evenings.

Ruaha Hilltop Lodge offers 12 luxury self-contained cottages or ‘bandas'. The front of the bandas are totally open and extend out onto a spacious verandah with comfortable safari couches.

The Lodge’s spacious main house is unique in that there are very few walls. Shaded and protected by a huge grass thatched roof, there is a full-size billiard table, the Eagle's Nest for private dining and lots of cosy nooks. Meals are a moveable feast and are not confined to the formal dining area. Our trained chefs provide both continental and tanzanian cuisine using all local produce. We serve fresh juices and bake our own bread. Bush breakfasts and picnics can also be arranged for game safaris.
from R2134
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Mdonya Old River Camp

Sleeps 38 in 12 rooms

Special offer 4 x 3   At Mdonya Old River Camp you never feel like an intruder, designed with a conscious desire to remain simple, the camp’s rustic setting...
At Mdonya Old River Camp you never feel like an intruder, designed with a conscious desire to remain simple, the camp’s rustic setting makes you feel closely connected to the natural environment. And the wildlife obviously feel the same way about you, they wander through the camp as if it’s just another step in their journey.

A beautifully secluded tented camp surrounded by woodland along the course of the old Mdonya riverbed, offering 12 double tents, convertible to triples, and two into family tents accommodating four to five guests if required. All tents provide en-suite bathrooms with solar-heated hot water, and a private polished floor veranda.

Communal dining takes place under a large open-sided tent for breakfast and lunch, with dinner served under the stars. An excellent menu is created weekly, using all locally grown fresh produce, with a wide selection for vegetarians. A very comfortable lounge offering a wide range of wildlife reading materials, tea and coffee throughout the day, and an open fireplace for sundowners and after dinner drinks.

Tailored safaris are conducted from here across the expanses of Ruaha National Park in open-sided, covered, purpose-built vehicles for optimum viewing pleasure.
from R11068

Ruaha River Lodge

Sleeps 72 in 24 rooms

The Great Ruaha River is the lifeline of the Park and Ruaha River Lodge offers the privilege of a private riverside 'banda' designed to...
The Great Ruaha River is the lifeline of the Park and Ruaha River Lodge offers the privilege of a private riverside 'banda' designed to blend seamlessly into the surroundings.

The stone and thatch rooms have minimal impact on the environment and game viewing from your veranda is a relaxing and enthralling option. We offer 20 rooms with either twin beds or a double bed each and the en-suite bathrooms have showers, toilets and wash basins with solar-heated water. Additional beds can be added and the rooms are protected with mosquito gauze on the windows. Each banda also has a large veranda equipped with a couple of directors chairs.

Drinking water and early morning tea and coffee is available and guests can order tea or coffee anytime at no extra charge. A complimentary laundry service is provided. It is recommended that guests consult their doctors about malaria before travelling.

One of the two main lounge and dining areas at Ruaha River Lodge is under a large thatched roof with open sides, reed walls at the back and views across the river. A second lounge/dining area, similar in style, is an impressive structure built on top of a high kopje, with spectacular views across the river and the park. Although the walk up is quite demanding, it's well worth the effort, for this is a lovely place to have a spot of lunch or relax with a book. The food is prepared from fresh produce from our Highland Farm.

Have drinks around a campfire on the river bank, or high up in the elevated bar with its spectacular views up and down the river - the choice is yours. The food is prepared from fresh produce from our Highland Farm and a full English breakfast is complemented by freshly baked cinnamon bread, fresh fruit and tea and coffee. Lunch is a cold buffet with a selection of meats, pastries or pizzas and salads, followed by a dessert. Dinner is a three-course meal with a vegetarian option. Decaffeinated coffee is not readily available in Tanzania, so if required it is preferable to bring some with you.

Enjoy morning and afternoon safari drives in 4x4 vehicles, though you can also head out for the whole day with a packed lunch for deeper exploration.

Ruaha River Lodge is an attractive camp with a natural feel and, given its size, manages to remain quite personal and in touch with its surroundings. For those looking for a camp that has a good level of comfort, great views and a moderate price tag, this would be a good choice.
from R6401

Sunset Mountain Lodge

Sleeps 33 in 11 rooms

Welcome to the truly luxurious Sunset Mountain Lodge. Experience the warm hospitality, spectacular scenery and magnificent wildlife...
Welcome to the truly luxurious Sunset Mountain Lodge. Experience the warm hospitality, spectacular scenery and magnificent wildlife heritage of the world-famous Ruaha National Park. Sunset Mountain Lodge in Ruaha lies nestled in the Idelemle mountains, only 16 km away from the park border.

The lodge, with abundant views of Ruaha National Park, caters for all guests whether either physically fit or disabled. The lodge has no limit of its hospitality, shown from the start as our meet and greet team whisks away your luggage to your lavishly furnished chalet with deluxe beds, brilliant slate bathroom, hot and cold shower, and fully stocked minibar. Leisurely sit back and relax to quench your thirst with a cool African beer or a variety of international wines and spirits in our new-look bar after a long drive in the Ruaha or after a breathtaking game drive.

A choice of accommodation consists of 11 self-contained chalets overlooking a vast lawn of indigenous trees to the horizon, with a magnificent view of the sunset and a rewarding view of lions and wild dogs for the early riser. With their grace, intelligence and majesty, herds of elephants can be seen around the lodge grounds, mingling with giraffe, hyena, and various antelope species such as impala, eland and kudu.
from R2667

Jongomero Camp

Sleeps 24 in 8 rooms

Jongomero Camp offers a quintessential African wilderness experience in the remote African bush of Ruaha National Park. This large...
Jongomero Camp offers a quintessential African wilderness experience in the remote African bush of Ruaha National Park. This large conservation area of 10,300 square kilometres in the south-west of Tanzania is one of the least visited but most spectacular parks in Africa. The only camp situated in this area, Jongomero Camp ensures unmatched privacy.

Eight spacious safari tents are set under shady acacia trees on the banks of the seasonal Jongomero River. Tents are raised on wooden platforms under enormous thatched roofs with a private veranda overlooking the river bed. The tented rooms feature en-suite bathrooms with twin hand basins and a spacious shower as well as large, comfortable beds.

The unique dining and living areas are comfortable and offer a great vantage point from which to take in the diverse sights and sounds of the African bush. There is a natural rock pool for cooling off on hot days. Colours reflect the African landscape with cool, neutral tones, and the main guest areas are housed under a soaring thatch-roof, with the bar and dining areas shaded by large riverine trees. Enjoy superlative morning and late afternoon game drives from the camp to view the distinctive animals and excellent birdlife.
from R96008
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    Accommodation near Ruaha National Park

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    Neema Crafts Centre has been open since 2003, followed by the guest house which opened in 2011. ...
    Neema Crafts Centre has been open since 2003, followed by the guest house which opened in 2011. Neema is the first guest house in the world to be run by disabled people, aimed to uplift the community by providing training and jobs.
    from R200
    Sleeps 28 in 10 rooms

    116.66km from Ruaha National Park

    Cool healthy mountain air, evenings around a log fire, trout fishing, horse riding and stunning...
    Cool healthy mountain air, evenings around a log fire, trout fishing, horse riding and stunning scenery are just a few of the reasons for visiting the Highland Fishing Lodge high up on the Rift Valley escarpment.
    from R4534
    Sleeps 26 in 10 rooms

    144.78km from Ruaha National Park

    New Dodoma Hotel

    from R933
    New Dodoma Hotel is one of the most cherished of hotels in Africa, offering warm, comfortable and...
    New Dodoma Hotel is one of the most cherished of hotels in Africa, offering warm, comfortable and the friendliest of Tanzanian hospitality. The hotel forms the hub of all pleasures, social and business activities in the capital city. The hotel offers spacious and stylishly presented rooms and suites.
    from R933
    Sleeps 273 in 91 rooms

    183.08km from Ruaha National Park

    Mufindi Farm Lodge

    from R2134
    Mufindi Farm Lodge is beautifully positioned in a tranquil environment, where visitors freely...
    Mufindi Farm Lodge is beautifully positioned in a tranquil environment, where visitors freely blends with agricultural life. It is the ideal place to take a break, relax and experience the farm life in Africa.
    from R2134
    Sleeps 14 in 7 rooms

    143.95km from Ruaha National Park

    Kalenga West Park and Tours Hotel is a medium-sized tourist hotel located in Iringa Town,...
    Kalenga West Park and Tours Hotel is a medium-sized tourist hotel located in Iringa Town, surrounded by different business centres, commercial offices, historical sites and national parks.
    from R373
    Sleeps 110 in 55 rooms

    116.29km from Ruaha National Park

    Igumbilo Hilltop Hotel is an amazing getaway, located on the slopes of the beautiful Igumbilo...
    Igumbilo Hilltop Hotel is an amazing getaway, located on the slopes of the beautiful Igumbilo Hills. The Igumbilo Hills are in Iringa, on the Dar-Mbeya highway, on the way to Dar es Salaam.
    from R507
    Sleeps 22 in 12 rooms

    121.47km from Ruaha National Park

    Wilolesi Hilltop Hotel is tucked away in the peaceful granite hills of Wilolesi, and is just a...
    Wilolesi Hilltop Hotel is tucked away in the peaceful granite hills of Wilolesi, and is just a short five minute drive from the bus stand along the Dodoma Road. Guests can enjoy a stroll through the gardens, hike in the hill tops surrounding the hotel, or relax with a massage and rejuvenate yourself in the hotel’s sauna.
    from R600
    Sleeps 54 in 29 rooms

    115.87km from Ruaha National Park

    Saivilla Hotel

    from R1573
    This is a lovely hotel situated in Iringa Town, built on a hill with wonderful views of the town. ...
    This is a lovely hotel situated in Iringa Town, built on a hill with wonderful views of the town. The town stretches along a hilltop overlooking the Ruaha River to the south, and spreads along ridges and valleys to the north.
    from R1573
    Sleeps 18 in 9 rooms

    117.28km from Ruaha National Park

    Gold Lodge

    from R173
    Located in the rural district of Iringa, Gold Lodge offers affordable bed and breakfast...
    Located in the rural district of Iringa, Gold Lodge offers affordable bed and breakfast accommodation to guests visiting this part of Tanzania.
    from R173
    Sleeps 35 in 21 rooms

    117.00km from Ruaha National Park

    Zakinn

    from R533
    Iringa Town, also known as ‘the land of the heroes’, stretches along a hill top overlooking the...
    Iringa Town, also known as ‘the land of the heroes’, stretches along a hill top overlooking the Ruaha River to the south. Right in the heart of Iringa Town at Gangilonga is a home away from home, Zakinn. Any traveller, on business or pleasure will find Zakinn comfy, convenient, and a place of great value and service.
    from R533
    Sleeps 14 in 7 rooms

    116.95km from Ruaha National Park

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