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Testimonials

Gorilla tracking - loved it! Sam was great - he is a great asset to your company. I have no issue recommending you to anyone coming to Rwanda. Great Job!

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- J&A Stimpson, Canada, November 2012

Special thanks to Charles - our guide and driver - he made our experience a very special one! And thanks to Racheal for the warm welcome to Uganda!

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- A&M Schwarzer, Switzerland, July 2012

It was a fantastic trip and your local guides were excellent! The lodges were comfortable, food was good, the people we met were wonderful...the employees very ...

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- V Phillips, USA, May 2012


Reviews about Journeys Discovering Africa

Kigelia Ruaha

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Safari Highlights

Kigelia Ruaha is a traditional tented camp located in Tanzania's Ruaha National Park, and the perfect spot to relax in between exploring one of East Africa's best kept wildlife-viewing secrets.

Kigelia, Ruaha, Tanzania. ©Nomad In the Shade of the Sausage Tree

The camp is located in a secluded grove of Kigelia Africana or 'Sausage Trees', high up on the banks of the Ifuguru Sand River. The camp has just six large safari tents, each with glorious views across the plains and rocky slopes of Ruaha. En-suite bathrooms offer the convenience of flush toilets and the romance of outdoor safari-style bucket showers under the stars. Hot and cold water is provided on request, and all lighting is by solar power. This is a wilderness camp with a very small environmental footprint.

Lion in Ruaha, Tanzania. ©Nomad

Excellent Flora and Fauna

Ruaha is a large park with relatively few camps, so you can enjoy its high density of wildlife without the crowds. Large populations of big cats, elephant, giraffe, kudu and other big mammals make for some excellent wildlife-viewing opportunities. The park is also home to a viable population of the much sought after rarity - the African wild dog. Shared game drives in open-sided vehicles are combined with guided bush walks, birding and sundowners to explore all aspects of this beautiful area, including its quintessentially African majestic columns of gigantic baobab trees.