Life changing experiences at Kigelia

Ruaha is wild, expedition country - join us on our daily safaris of discovery here, from a little camp in its remotest reaches.

A sleepout in wild Ruaha

Embark on an enchanting sleepout under a canopy of a million stars at Kigelia, where the allure of the African night comes alive. Our meticulously crafted star beds, seamlessly integrated with your tent, invites you to embrace the untamed Ruaha. This celestial experience is a recent addition to our intimate bush camp in the southern reaches, promising an unforgettable night under the Tanzanian sky. Available for all tents starting June 2024, this is not merely a sleepout; it's an immersion into the heart of the wild.

Bush walks

There’s no better tree to hug than a baobab, with their strangely human form. Smooth bark - dust scented. The crevices are home to reptiles, bats or owls. Round the trunks lie crunchy shells of their furry seeds, lemony to taste. It’s only when you walk, that you find this out -and many, many other things about the bush.

Game drives

You get a tremendous feeling of anticipation when you’ve grabbed cameras and shades, and left camp with a Nomad guide, in our open vehicles. Who knows what we’re going to find, but for sure there’ll be moments of excitement, fascination and peace amongst the great beasts and herds of Ruaha.

Just be

Big days out in the wilds can be very big - all that excitement, sun and dust - so we’ve made sure our little camp is a haven of rest and relaxation. Miles from anywhere, it’s as quiet as can be, except the slosh of water into your bucket shower and the sounds of the bush. No shame just to hang back and take it all in.

Southern Tanzania safaris

This is all about experience. A safari spent in the game rich plains of Ruaha, and the endless wilderness of Nyerere, the south is hard to beat.


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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M. and T. Ingham

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Excellent Guiding, First Rate Staff

We visited Kigelia and Sand Rivers and thoroughly enjoyed the experience in other camps. The guiding was excellent and all staff first rate.

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.

K. Mcginley

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Wonderful Stay in Ruaha

Wonderful stay in Ruaha. Ken and the staff were kind and very helpful. We loved the tents with front porch swings and water hole to watch critters during the breaks from game drives. The drives were exciting- we saw ostrich, leopard, kudu, lions, zebras and much more!

S. Carlson

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Great Camp Experience

i had a great experience at the camp and in the drives around the national park, the food was amazing and healthy, the staff is very welcoming and kind, very good service

A. Ebeling

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Great Service, Great Food

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

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