A safari in the south is all about experience – the game rich plains of Ruaha National Park and the endless wilderness of Nyerere National Park is pretty hard to beat.

By 4x4, by boat, on foot or in a fly-camp, it is freedom like no where else in Tanzania.

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Kigelia

Kigelia

Kiba Point

Kiba Point

Sand Rivers

Sand Rivers

Expeditionary walking camp

Expeditionary walking camp

About the area

Ruaha is wild, expedition country – it is home to huge herds of elephants and abundance of predators; leopard, lion, wild dog and hyena. Ruaha is a vast landscape. You get a tremendous feeling of anticipation when you’ve grabbed cameras and shades, and left camp with your Nomad guide in an open vehicle. Who knows what will be encountered, but for sure there’ll be moments of excitement, fascination and peace amongst the great beasts and herds of Ruaha.

Ruaha

Kigelia is our bush camp at the heart of the action

This understated little bush-camp has been in the beating eastern heart of the park for years, where the wildlife is most concentrated. Sorties from it, encountering the great mammals of Africa, can be thrilling and hard to tear yourself away from. So, in this camp retreat, with Nature up very close, you will find a quiet, canvas refuge, only disturbed by our elephant visitors.

Recommended stay: 3 nights

Expect to pay: $675 - $720 per person per night

About the area

Nyerere National Park (formerly Selous Game Reserve) holds a special place in Nomad’s heart, ever since Richard Bonham, together with Lizzie and Bimb Theobald created what is now the most iconic camp in the park, Sand Rivers.

Nyerere is only a few hundred feet above sea level, and this is very much revealed in the climate and landscape. It is typical of Nyerere to encounter a varied terrain with woodland, flood plains, sand rivers, lakes and the remarkable Rufiji River.

Nyerere

On the banks of the Rufiji sits Sand Rivers

Some safaris can be predictable, game drive after game drive. This is simply not the case when you stay at Sand Rivers. The camp location combined with our mission to keep hold of our adventurous spirit gives many ways to enjoy the bush. Whether its lying on a sandbar watching eagles or creeping up on grunting hippos – every day will be different.

Life changing experiences

Recommended stay: 4 nights

Expect to pay: $750 - $1,120 per person per night

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Reviews

B. Furlow

Review for lamai

Truly Magical Stay

Lanai Serengeti is truly magical. The entire team are thoughtful and attentive. The location and facilities excellent and the food superlative. A really special few days

S. Carlson

Review for kigelia

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

D. Stratford

Review for serengeti-safari-camp

Special Migration Camp

This is a very special migration camp in a beautiful location. All the staff are so friendly with a great sense of humour. Nothing is ever too much trouble and they think of the smallest details to make our stay the best ever. We have absolutely loved every minute and sad to leave.

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