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Ruaha National Park, Ruaha National Park Tanzania
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 20/10/02 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/10/02 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 14 Speciality lodging in Ruaha National Park
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A small, luxury tented camp, opened in July 2016. Offering game drives, walking safaris & community visits.
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Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Fishing
Walking tours
Free airport transportation
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Public wifi
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Airport transportation
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
First aid kit
Umbrella
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Bathrobes
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Swahili

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Ruaha National Park, Ruaha National Park Tanzania
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Barbara H. wrote a review Dec 2021
Vienna, Austria2 contributions
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After seven safaris all over Africa , we can honestly say: Ruaha National park and Ikuka lodge was the best safari experience we have ever had.: incredible professional guide, Mustapha, who shared with us his passion- we had best animal watching in solitude, delicious and healthy food, super comfortable, big bed, incredible friendly staff, beautiful located at the top of the hills, superb pool and great covid-prevention safety standards . Staff wear face mask and hand sanitizers are in guest accomodation and common areas!!!
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Responded 10 Dec 2021
Thank you so much for your lovely review and for sharing your experience on here with others. We are incredibly flattered that we have featured as one of your best safari experiences ever! We look forward to staying in touch. Best wishes from your Ikuka Family.
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akmjmcc wrote a review Oct 2021
Gladstone, Oregon18 contributions2 helpful votes
Don't miss visiting Ruaha and you simply must stay at Ikuka when you do. We are already planning our next visit. Geoffrey was such an important part of this experience.... a terrific guide and such a kind person. Tommy was such a help to us and taught us about many of the birds around the camp. Also gave us a "back stage tour." It's amazing how this gems tucked in far away places make everything work seamlessly. Seif and Davis made every meal a pleasure. And our room....oh my goodness! Thank you for making this trip of a lifetime such a wonderful adventure.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: Amazing food, astounding views.
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Response from IKUKA SAFARI CAMP, General Manager at Ikuka Safari Camp
Responded 24 Oct 2021
Thank you so much for this amazing review and for sharing your experience on here with others! We really enjoyed hosting you both and getting to know you, and we can't wait to welcome you back again soon! We look forward to staying in touch. Best wishes from your Ikuka Family.
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little198 wrote a review Oct 2021
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We had an excellent two night safari with Ikuka. Their whole team was top notch, from our guide Joffrey's picking us up until our departure. Joffrey provided expert information, positioned our jeep beautifully to get photos,and located the diverse game of Ruaha while patiently teaching a young safari goer. Camp meals were some of the best food our family has had in two plus years in Tanzania with fresh salads from local produce and home baked breads. Camp staff offered to make special meals for our son unprompted and asked to ensure he was having a good experience. Ikuka's team treated guests like family, dining with visitors in the evening. For anyone looking for an intimate safari experience where the staff tailors the trip to your preferences, our family would recommend this beautiful, hilltop camp. We would happily return, and Ikuka would be equally special for a couple's trip. Game spotted included lions, leopards, buffalo, elephants, zebra, hyena, kudu, and more than 75 bird species.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from IKUKA SAFARI CAMP, General Manager at Ikuka Safari Camp
Responded 15 Oct 2021
Thank you so much to you and your family for this lovely review and for sharing your experience with others on here, we truly appreciate it. We loved having you all to stay and we look forward to staying in touch. Best wishes from your Ikuka Family.
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Stina S wrote a review Oct 2021
Helsinki, Finland33 contributions15 helpful votes
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You might be reading the reviews to decide if you want to book a safari at Ikuka. Trust me, you do. If you have the chance, book it now. Future you will be thankful. I had the privilege to spend 4 days at Ikuka and this was the best experience of my life. The place is heaven. Everyone at the camp is so friendly and make you feel welcome. The atmosphere is relaxed and you’ll be a part of a wonderful family. The place itself is so beautiful and the attention to every little detail really shows. The food is amazing and your preferences are taken into consideration beyond belief. And the game drives.. wow. I was so lucky to be out in the bush with Geoffrey who is such a lovely person and has so much knowledge to share. The sightings we had were unbelievable (for example 6 leopard sightings!!) and I’m still not sure if I dreamt it all. Mark helped me with my camera settings and I got great tips from Tom & Geoffrey which means I have wonderful pics to look back on, even if I’m basically a photography noob. I could go on forever, Ikuka was unreal and I never wanted to leave. I’ll definitely come back! This was my first safari and first time in Africa, and I believe nothing will ever come close. Perfection. I wish you all the best & hope I see you all again. Asante sana for giving me the best experience of my life, Ikuka family. Ps. Try a night at the Rock House! You’ll feel amazing falling asleep under the stars and possibly wake up to elephants walking by.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from IKUKA SAFARI CAMP, General Manager at Ikuka Safari Camp
Responded 15 Oct 2021
Wow what can we say, we are extremely privileged to receive this wonderful review from you, thank you so much, we truly appreciate it and it means a lot to us all that we gave you the best experience of your life! We look forward to staying in touch. Warm wishes from your Ikuka Family.
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Lynda K wrote a review Oct 2021
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We spent four nights at Ikuka during our month long safari in Tanzania in August. It is an amazing experience! Being family owned and operated, we felt that every need was anticipated and fulfilled. Chloe, Mark, and their young daughters are wonderful hosts. The tents are beautifully appointed and comfortable. Food was outstanding. Long safari drives yielded a wealth of animal spotting and lots of info on local trees and plants. Festo was our guide and he did a fantastic job every day. Ruaha is aa treasure! Don't miss this experience. We were there during Covid so not many other guests but no shortage of attention!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from IKUKA SAFARI CAMP, General Manager at Ikuka Safari Camp
Responded 03 Oct 2021
Thank you very much for this lovely review and for sharing your experience here with others. We truly enjoyed hosting you and getting to know you! Ruaha is indeed a treasure :) Best wishes from us all. The Ikuka Family.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ikuka Safari Camp
What are some of the property amenities at Ikuka Safari Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Ikuka Safari Camp?
Top room amenities include a mosquito net, a seating area, and a sofa.
What food & drink options are available at Ikuka Safari Camp?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ikuka Safari Camp?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Ikuka Safari Camp have airport transportation?
Yes, Ikuka Safari Camp offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ikuka Safari Camp?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Swahili.