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



S. Piedrahita

Perfect 3 Days

Lamai was the perfect 3 days in the Serengeti surrounded by the most incredible team that made every day special and different and full of surprises. The lodge was so comfortable and the rooms were beautiful, relaxing and filled with amazing products! I could not recommend it more!

A. Piedrahita

Lamai is a Dream

Lamai is a dream. The service was exceptional. We felt so at home with the staff. They anticipated our every need. It was a very special stay and we highly recommend the Lamai.

I. M. Kripp

Want to Remain Here!

Just want TO REMAIN here!

Initials: E. Caliskan

Best Option for Tanzania

Incredible experience. Best option for Tanzania!!!

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