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



A. Ebeling

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Awesome Experience

Awesome experience! Great service, great food and very friendly staff. Would love to return!

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L. Molnar

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Highly Recommend Kigelia

I highly recommend Kigelia to anyone who would like to spend a bit time in the real nature .

K. Clark

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Incredible Stay at Kigelia Camp

Incredible stay at Kigelia Camp !
Amazing scenery and animals
Fantastic team & amazing food
Very comfortable accommodations
Quiet , off the beaten path location
Sleeping under the stars was so special !
Can’t wait to return !

A. Schorndorf

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"Intimate Place in Bush"

Kigelia is a very special and intimate place in the heart of the bush. Everyone was wonderful and made our experience unique and tailored to our tastes. Ken, Good Luck, Raphael, Pender, Joseph, Nico & team we're all so great! Joseph always put a smile on our faces for dinner and we learned so much f...

C. Godden-Miller

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Amazing Stay at Kigelia

We had an absolutely amazing stay at Kigelia. Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly and his wildlife spotting skills were second to none. The tented accommodation was perfect, the food excellent and all the staff could not have been more helpful and cheerful.

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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