Designed with a simplicity that lets nature do the talking

Kigelia’s carefully judged simplicity allows for a particular intimacy with the bush, and the beasts we share it with.





Airy. Spacious. Classic.

Our six tents at Kigelia lie deep in the heart of the Ruaha bush.


Soak it all up

Kigelia has a special kind of magic that means we live alongside the wildlife. There is no better spot to enjoy your early morning coffee.


Perched above the passing wildlife

Each room is built on the edge of the dry riverbed, a wildlife lookout from your own digs.


Safari style bucket showers

Open to the elements and known to have to odd onlooker from time to time.


A mess full of character

Open to the elements, full of light and a wonderful setting to share safari tales with camp mates.


Dinner under the stars at Kigelia

The lanterns are lit and dinner is served, we’re all set for your romantic evening serenaded by the sounds of the wild.


Lazy lunches al fresco

If you're sitting in a riverbed with your toes in the sand, breeze in your hair and the whisper of the wild all around you - you're doing lunch right, we reckon.

In a grove of sausage trees in Ruaha National Park on the banks of the Ifuguru River, in the best game area in the park.

Key details


June to November


safari tents

All with ensuite bathrooms

Safari bucket showers

Flush loos

One large family safari tent

Charging available

Minimum age



C. J. Booth

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Astounding Guide Knowledge

As a solo traveller I was welcomed and really made comfortable. My guide Mel was astounding in his knowledge and willingness to share with me. Some extraordinary memories to help me get by until my next visit!

M. Ward

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Authentic Safari Stay

If you are looking for a traditional, authentic safari stay, Kigelia is the perfect camp. Its position is brilliant and level of service & guiding is exceptional. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

M. Cox

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Amazing Stay at Kigelia

We had the most amazing stay! Our game drives were so interesting and our guide extremely knowledgable. We saw a pride of lions and a leopard fight which was incredibly rare and exhilarating! The camp staff were so kind and attentive. It was just an amazing experience! Thank you everyone at Kigelia!

N. Calicis

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Unforgettable Great Experience

Great experience. We ´ll never forget it! Thanks to the camp’s team for their hospitality…

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