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Testimonials

Isaac is such a pleasure to travel with. He is kind and thoughtful, his explanations and love for the country really made our trip great. We hate to say goodbye...

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- D&S Madsen, USA, August 2012

We had Charles Karenzi as our Guide and Driver, and it was the best experience we have had ever with a guide and driver. He is fabulous.

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- J. Thaler & A.Knoll, Austria, June 2014

Spent our whole holiday in Uganda concentrating on bird life. Very well organized tour. Every detail had been thought of. Lodges very good and staff delightful.

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- J Hill, United Kingdom, January 2014


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.