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.