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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • 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
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
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Updated 20/06/17 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#4 of 14 Speciality lodging in Ruaha National Park
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Kigelia Ruaha is where you go when your soul seeks the humbling solitude of giant baobabs, the exhiliration of encountering Africa's big cats or great herds of elephant; where the focus is on experiencing nature and not the gold taps, and where you can feel at home while simultaneously enjoying the care of a dedicated team. Located in the best wildlife area of the great Ruaha National Park, Kigelia Ruaha is a simple but beautifully put together tented bushcamp offering all those creature comforts that you need, while enjoying one of the best kept big game secrets in East Africa.
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Sharon and George M wrote a review May 2020
New South Wales, Australia211 contributions21 helpful votes
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This was a little more 'basic' than other camps we visited, due to its remote and isolated location. I feel the tents needed a little bit of finessing, but they were fine. The people are fantastic, the food is good. And it's a safari camp, after all! Wildlife viewing was really good.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Room Tip: I think the location puts this camp in the 'luxury' category, though it is not luxurious....
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Tove P wrote a review Jan 2020
Milan, Italy26 contributions1 helpful vote
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Hi! Me and my husband claes spend three days with driver guide Rajabu Hussein and his colleagues at the camp named Kigelia Ruaha Nomad Camp ... We would like everyone to know about their wery good knowledge and hospitality ....! We will never forget ! And so will not the lalalas, Sheeba , Hippos behind the car ... giraffs running in slowmotion Image And of course not the elephants .... specially out nightfriend ..... Tove became a impala .... 💪🤣🤣💫 ALL THE BEST ! Claes & Tove !
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Deb S wrote a review Dec 2019
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Pleasantly surprised by the tent accommodation where everything is thought of including a thermos of hot water in the evening for washing up. From our vantage point at our tent or at the common areas there were lots of opportunities to see birds drinking from all the bird baths along with elephants that would occasionally walk through camp. Eating out in the open and by the river bed were all memorable experiences. Very thoughtful and caring staff.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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LeslieGAB wrote a review Oct 2019
Manalapan, New Jersey3 contributions4 helpful votes
We had the pleasure of staying at Kigelia Ruaha for 4 nights. We all go on safari to experience the excitement of wildlife, but at Kigelia you get so much more. The people were beyond warm and friendly…by the time you leave you felt as though you were invited into their private home. The tents were immaculately clean, the food delicious, the property small and intimate. And then there is the wildlife…..our guide Good Luck showed us how he tracked paw prints in the sand, listened to the sounds made by the animals, watched the flight patterns of the birds etc. Each and every drive was exhilarating and there was always a surprise of wildlife to be found…….three male lions walking side by side in unison, 11 lionesses sleeping in the brush with their cubs, female elephants guiding their young and the list goes on. Special thanks to the manager Ken who was kind, knowledgeable and an all around wonderful host.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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richard uk wrote a review Oct 2019
4 contributions7 helpful votes
excellent 4 nights in this delightful camp very close to nature Ken and his team looked after us very well in the camp surrounded by the wildlife the walking safari was the highlight as very close up to the animals
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Room Tip: views over river bed allow you to watch the birds and animals passing by
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TanzaniaIringa RegionRuaha National Park
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Some of the more popular amenities offered include airport transportation, laundry service, and free airport transportation.
Does Kigelia Ruaha have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Kigelia Ruaha offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.