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      Kigelia Ruaha

      Simplicity and a Focus on the Essence of Safari

      One of Tanzania’s wildest parks, Ruaha National Park can be described as a true unspoiled natural wilderness. Vast and untouched it is now the largest National Park in Tanzania and stands currently at an incredible 5,685,000 square acres. Due to its distance from any major city, very few tourists visit the park each year but those who do are treated to unsurpassable wilderness and complete isolation. Kigelia is exemplary in that it lies in the best game area within this vast and beautiful park. The Ruaha River also provides an ecosystem on its own with its huge Nile crocodiles, pods of hippo and all the other smaller mammals and reptiles. The camp has six beautifully airy tents set beneath the boughs of the Sausage Tree (Kigelia Africana) after which it was named. It has a charm and simplicity that highlights the surrounding landscape rather than detracting from it. Falling asleep under canvas to the calls of leopard, and waking in the dappled light of the sun as it peers through the bush is simply magic. The tents are well furnished with locally crafted pale wood furniture and there's a hot safari-style bucket shower under the stars (the showers are en-suite but outdoors), and a flush loo. The camp kitchen whips up some tasty feasts - simple but satisfying meals served in the intimate dining tent or better still, under the stars. Like all bush camps, there's a camp-fire where the essential sundowner can be enjoyed as the hot day gives way to cool night. From camp explore on foot and in open vehicles, in search of elephant and lion, the statuesque greater kudu and noble sable, as well as all the smaller creatures that call this place home. Enjoy comfortable custom-built open game drive vehicles which are perfect for traversing the beautiful and varied habitats of the park. Game drives are the best way to get up close to the multitude of wildlife that calls Ruaha home: big-maned lions, great herds of elephant, the handsome greater kudu or statuesque sable. Walking gives you an appreciation of the tranquility, complexity and vastness of the African wilderness and is one of the best things you can do on safari. Being in the company of a trained and experienced guide both ensures your safety and opens the door onto the wonders of your natural surroundings. Kigelia's lovely location is also an attractive spot for local birdlife and many an early morning or afternoon can be spent wandering around camp with a pair of binoculars to see what's around.

      Availability

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      Accommodation Details

      • Price: From $688 per person per night
      • Location: Eastern Africa, Tanzania
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      • # of Beds: 12 beds
      • Age Minimum: 8 years old
      • Amenities: Ensuite Bathrooms, Laundry Included, Local Drinks Included, Recharge Facilities
      • Type: Permanent Tented
      • Includes: Rates include: accommodation, meals, activities on a shared basis including game drives & walking safaris; scheduled road transfers to/from Ruaha (Msembe) airstrip; all drinks (except champagne & premium wines), laundry, park fees
      • Special

        3 For 2

        Available

        01 Jul 14 - 31 Oct 14

        Stay for 3 nights and only pay for 2. read more

      • Special

        Southern Circuit Special: 7 For 5

        Available

        01 Jul 14 - 31 Oct 14

        Stay any combination of 7 nights at Kigelia Ruaha & Sand Rivers Selous and pay for just 5 nights. read more

      • Special

        Stay 4, Pay 3

        Available

        06 Jan 15 - 19 Dec 15

        Book four nights and only pay for three. read more

      • Special

        Stay 5, Pay 4 - Across Tanzania

        Available

        06 Jan 15 - 19 Dec 15

        Book 5 nights at any combination of Nomad Tanzania Camps and only pay for 4 nights. read more

      • Special

        Stay 7, Pay 5 - South & West

        Available

        06 Jan 15 - 19 Dec 15

        Stay for 7 nights and pay for only 5 nights when you book a combination of Chada Katavi, Kigelia Ruaha and Sand Rivers Selous. read more

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