Ruaha Tandala Camp

Tandala Tented Camp is more than merely a lodge, it’s your home away from home.

With their simple comforts, intimate atmosphere, and friendly staff to make you feel welcome and relaxed, you will be a part of our family.

Tandala also supports the Mbomipa Village Project (Ruaha) helping towards the awareness and conservation of wildlife by the surrounding villages, whereby they benefit by being able to become more self-sufficient and able to build schools and dispensaries.


There are eleven spacious, elevated, luxury tents offering a variety of twin or double bed arrangements. Extra beds are available for children or to accommodate a third person.

All lighting is provided by 24 hr solar and each tent stands at least eight meters away from the next ensuring absolute seclusion and privacy. The en-suite bathroom at the back of each tent is enclosed in thatch and rockwork overviewing the bush.

Hot showers are provided by solar. At the front of each room is a sizable verandah with comfortable seating perfect for relaxing in private to watch out for games along the Mdweka sand river.


The biggest attraction at Tandala is without a doubt the abundance of elephants who come and go regularly, attracted by the water holes.

Not only that but also, but you will also enjoy the diversity of animals such as warthog, giraffe, greater kudu, dik-dik, mongoose, bushbuck, reedbuck, and baboon, and every now and again we are visited by African hunting dogs during the early mornings.


Each morning is a breakfast feast. Sausages, bacon, eggs the way you like them, fresh milk, fresh fruit juice, homemade hot baked bread, jam or honey, exotic fruit salad, and Tanzanian coffee or tea.

The two-course lunch can be served in the dining room or out of a picnic lunch during a game drive. A three-course candlelit dinner is usually served under the stars in the courtyard, by the campfire.

Our meals are carefully prepared by our Chef and we are renowned for our delicious home-style Mediterranean cuisine complemented by a selection of wines.

Tandala Bar

All is calm, restful, untamed. The bar lounge area and its generous colonial-style leather sofas invite you to sprawl or play a game of pool, backgammon, or cards.

Our well-stocked bar provides a venue for sun-downers. You may laze by our rock swimming pool underneath a giant baobab tree and enjoy the beauty of the African sun.