Set in a secluded grove of Kigelia or ‘Sausage Trees’ in Southern Tanzania on the banks of the Ifuguru Sand River, the camp is sited in the best wildlife area in Ruaha National Park.
Previously an Afrika Afrika camp, Kigelia Ruaha and will be operating in its current guise until the first week of January, after which it will reopen next June with a fresh new look.
Six large safari tents feature traditional accommodation in the bush, complete with wide verandahs, en-suite bathrooms, and heated outdoor bucket showers. The camp prides itself on operating with a light footprint, keeping water use to a minimum and providing solar lighting in all tents.
From June to September, guests will enjoy warm days and cool nights when walking safaris, and can expect to see great elephant and buffalo herds during this time. October to November offers heavy concentrations of game around the inland lakes when the weather is dry and hot.
For those preferring a more ‘British’ approach, visiting during the humid months of December to March with the ever present possibility of rain, offers a high chance of viewing prolific bird life and a number of animals calving.
The park’s varied scenery also includes a wide variety of interesting plant life, including forests of giant baobab trees.
Game drives are conducted in custom-built, open 4WD vehicles or on foot and can include a picturesque picnic or a typical ‘African-esque’ sundowner.
For more information, visit Nomad Tanzania.