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Testimonials

We have thoroughly loved our experience on this tour, we will highly recommend it to our family and friends back in Australia. Please keep up the good work. Ji...

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- G&C Moore, Australia, August 2012

James, our guide, was excellent. He became a friend. Everything was outstanding.

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- The Rezzonico Family, Italy, March 2013

Martin was outstanding. The people, the places and the country were great.

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- G & D Hillegass, United States, June 2013


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.