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Brilliant camp in Ruaha National Park

Nomad's Kigelia camp was brilliant and well located within the Ruaha National Park (about an hour's drive from the airstrip - allows safaris to and from camp!). The camp is well established and the team are very knowledgeable and have your every interest at heart. Everyone we met was very welcoming - they really made the stay in the camp very special. Every little detail had been thought about in the tent (a proper and very comfortable bed, hot water bottles were placed in bed as part of the turn down service, a hot thermos was available in the evening, plenty of towels, bucket showers were filled promptly on request and plenty of deet and eco-friendly toiletries were supplied). Yes, the tent was simple, but it had absolutely everything you would need for a safari. There is no wifi in the tent, but there is a large undercover wifi area located by the main mess area (very good wifi speed). The food at the camp was great (very hearty and plenty of it - the lunch time salads were delicious). The cakes at tea time were yummy! Nomad kindly provided us with a 'flight pack' - a tasty selection of goodies for our journey pack to Dar El Salaam. We really enjoyed pre-dinner camp fire drinks with the manager, Ken, and other guests. The stars were just incredible (a real highlight). Our waiter, Joseph, was always on hand to top up drinks and tend to our requests. The bar was very well stocked (delicious pale rose) and we really enjoyed chilling out by the bar in the very comfortable and cosy main mess area. The camp's security guard, Mr P, was a safe pair of hands for walking back to the tent. Safari was incredible - our guide Raj was very knowledgeable and made sure we visited as much of the park as possible. Unlike many other national parks, Ruaha allows night time safaris (a park ranger is required to join the safari) - if you get the opportunity then you must do this, it was truly exceptional and we did see lots of nocturnal animals and a leopard! We also did a walking safari (again supported by a park ranger) and we did drive safaris. The breakfasts on safari were very good (french toast on one morning!). Ruaha is an incredibly beautiful national park and much quieter than the likes of the Serengeti. You really feel like you are on a private safari the whole time.