Kigelia Camp

Kigelia Camp is one of Ruaha’s best camps for game-viewing, offering a truly wild yet luxurious experience. Named after the Kigelia Africana (sausage tree), which towers above the camp’s spacious tents far from the crowds. In the heart of unspoiled Africa, this remote eco-camp is the perfect spot from which to explore the beautiful Ruaha National Park.

Kigelia Camp is set on the banks of the Ifuguru Sand River amongst the thick bush, which allows great privacy and a fantastic viewing position. The presence of the camp is kept light and low-impact, and yet it’s very personal and the attention to detail is outstanding. The meals are prepared to the highest standard using wholesome fresh produce, offering plenty of choice and good vegetarian options where required. For those who like their wines, good selections of international wines are served with meals. The main area of the camp seems tiny, which it actually is, but the design and character of the camp, bulk it out.  The communal area is simply a canvas and wooden structure with a few sofas and coffee tables.  There is a drinks cabinet and shelves, and for mealtimes, a large teak table and dining chairs will be brought in.


Kigelia Camp sits in the northern part of Ruaha National Park, in southern Tanzania. The camp itself is sat in a woodland area, characterized by giant baobab trees, and built along the dry Sand River. Its location means guests can enjoy total seclusion and privacy, as well as being well-connected to the prime game-viewing area along the Mwagusi River.

Food and drinks

Food at the camp is always delicious, breakfast, usually taken in the main tent, consists of bread, cereals, and fruit as well as fresh juice, tea, and coffee. If you want to go out on an early morning game drive, you will leave early and eat your breakfast in the bush! lunch and dinner are very delicious saved international buffet accompanied by fruits


  • 6 safari tents
  • En-suite with outdoor bucket showers
  • Each tent overlooks the dry riverbed
  • Luxurious rooms
  • Comfortable living area

Good season to book

Ruaha is one of Tanzania’s most exciting National Parks, not to mention the largest park in the country. Ecologically, this area sees the meeting of the Eastern and Southern African biomes, resulting in a melting pot of species unlike anywhere else in Africa. The best time to visit is during the dry season. The dry season runs from June to the end of October and this time sees herds of buffalo gathering in their hundreds, followed close behind by impressively large pride of lions; Ruaha is home to 10% of Africa’s lion population.