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Kwihala Camp, Asilia Africa

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Mbagi area, Ruaha National Park Tanzania
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • 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
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Updated 20/09/08 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/09/08 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#3 of 14 Speciality lodging in Ruaha National Park
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Set in Tanzania's iconic Ruaha National Park, this small frontier-style camp provides exceptional access to the park's huge populations of big cats, buffalo and elephants. Relatively unexplored, Ruaha is one of the largest national parks in Africa, ensuring a true wilderness experience. Kwihala is an intimate six-bedroom camp where simple excellence is the order of the day. The adventurous will relish the remarkable concentration of wildlife roaming this diverse landscape, which ranges from baobab trees and granite kopjes to open plains with cooling rivers and woodland valleys. With the option of bush walks and night drives with our highly knowledgeable guides, safari doesn't get better than this.
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Lindseys4242020 wrote a review Jan 2020
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I had the experience of a life-time at Kwihala Camp. The staff there was so welcoming and made sure they helped make my experience very special. My safari guide Gilbertwas so wonderful and knowledgable and taught me so many incredible things about African wildlife. And I saw so many incredible animals including a pack of lions. The camp itself was so beautiful. The tents we so lovely and comfortable and had so many amenities. The meals were exceptional and and I loved sharing meals with some of the other guests. Overall, this was a great experience.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Kwihala Camp, Asilia Africa
Responded 06 Jan 2020
Dear Lindsey Thank you for this wonderful review and sharing your Kwihala Camp experience. We are thrilled that you enjoyed all that we have to offer at Kwihala Camp and it was our pleasure making your stay a memorable one. We sincerely appreciate your kind words and compliments to the team with such pride. We hope to welcome you back in the not too distant future! Warmest regards from Africa, The Kwihala Camp Team
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Dianne S wrote a review Dec 2019
Naples, FL38 contributions5 helpful votes
We visited Tanzania in 2012 and were lucky enough to have stayed at our first Asilia Camp -- Olakira. After such an amazing visit there, we opted to stay at Kwihala (and later Jabali Ridge). Kwihala did not disappoint. Our tent #1 was specious enough with nice chairs inside to relax between game drives. The drinks and dinners held in the dry river bed alongside of camp were great with excellent food and house red wine. We enjoyed having dinner with a couple of other guests and our safari guide, Rama. Our last night in camp, the staff made a cake for our 50th wedding anniversary. One really had a sense of being in the real African bush. At night we heard hyaenas calling but always felt safe in our tent which we were escorted to at night. We saw all the Big 5 except for rhinos (which we saw later in our trip) and much other wildlife. Our guide Rama was respectful of the wildlife which is not always the case, especially in areas like the Serengeti where there are so many safari trucks gathered around any siting. Ruaha National Park is definitely a place to visit before it gets too crowded -- it is being marketed heavily so I expect that there will be more crowds in the future.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Room Tip: We enjoyed Tent #1
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Responded 22 Dec 2019
Dear Dianne Thank you for this lovely post and taking the time to share your Kwihala Camp experience. We are thrilled that we were able to once again offer you the safari experience you have hoped for. Do come back soon! Warmest regard from Africa, The Kwihala Camp Team
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Charlotte d wrote a review Oct 2019
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From the moment we arrived, greeted by the entire staff singing and playing instruments, to the moment we left four days later, we were made to feel special in this lovely camp. The staff treat all their guests like this and their attention to detail is second to none. Our tent was comfortable and we had the best possible guides - Charles is exceptional in his ability to predict an animal's behaviour and is the best possible teacher, too. Extra special is the drawing together of all the guests each evening, with the managers and guides, for drinks (free of charge), either round a camp fire or for sundowners out in the bush, followed by dinner together round a table on the dry river bed - an opportunity to discuss experiences with other guests and staff. We enjoyed the enthusiasm of the chefs and barman to discuss the excellent food and drinks they produced - Kwihala shandy is a speciality! Our first experience of game here was a parade of baboons in front of our tent; among the most exciting was watching a leopard protect its kill high up in a baobab tree. And the birds! - I counted 125 species in eight days in Selous and Ruaha. We covered a large area, our guides finding some wonderful spots for breakfasts or lunches, and we rarely came across any other vehicles. Highly recommended for anyone seeking the safari experience in an area free of the crowds and really interested in learning about the wide variety of animals and birds - thank you, Kwihala, for a wonderful stay.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Kwihala Camp, Asilia Africa
Responded 23 Oct 2019
Hello, We are so pleased you enjoyed the incredible setting and varied wildlife of this special area of Tanzania. We truly appreciate your comments and you taking the time to put this review together. We do hope the beautiful memories made here will have you longing to return. It would be a pleasure to spend more time with you. Come back soon for another Kwihala shandy! Warmest regards from Africa, The Kwihala Team
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jpe1260 wrote a review Oct 2019
Courtenay, Canada19 contributions48 helpful votes
This was my fourth African safari. Two were excellent and one was mediocre, but this camp wins the prize by far. The tents were comfortable with elegant simplicity. The food was fabulous and my celiac diet was accommodated with ease (I had more selection than I do at many restaurants at home - how can a small kitchen in a tent in the bush provide better options than a big city restaurant? I was impressed beyond belief). Above all else was the incredible staff. Friendly and competent. Again, many hotels and restaurants at home could learn a lot from this company on how to provide excellent service. Topping off this amazing staff were the guides. I find it hard to imagine anyone having greater knowledge than our head guide Charles. Sight, sound, and smell are on high alert at all times and his ability to spot even the tiniest details was impressive beyond belief. Add to this his obvious love of learning and teaching, as well as his good communication skills and sense of humour, and you have the epitome of the safari guide. Our group learned so much. To top it all off was Asilia’s philosophy of sustainability and of giving back to the local communities. Most impressive. I will recommend this company to anyone considering a safari and I will be booking any future safari with them. We did in fact do a second safari with Asilia right after and found the same level of commitment. Impossible to go back to anything else after this experience.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: All tents are well located and spaced far apart.
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Response from AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Kwihala Camp, Asilia Africa
Responded 14 Oct 2019
Hello, This is such an incredible accolade for us! Thank you, we truly appreciate your comments and your recommendation of Asilia as a whole. Knowing that we managed to impress you is something that makes us all extremely proud. We do hope that the beautiful memories made with us will be drawing you back to us again soon. We look forward to having the opportunity to host you on your return! Warmest regards from Africa, The Kwihala Team
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DeniseLG wrote a review Oct 2019
Livermore, California, Usa2 contributions
Staying in a tented camp was a highlight for the senses. Hearing the wildlife at night in and amongst where we were sleeping was powerful and brought the trip to life. The food and ambiance was extraordinary and the staff went well out of their way to make this a special experience.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Their bucket showers are excellent compared to other camps we have stayed in...non Asilia camps.
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Response from AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Kwihala Camp, Asilia Africa
Responded 03 Oct 2019
Hello Denise, Thank you for taking the time to post your review of your time with us. We are thrilled to know that you had such a special experience of the incredible African bush. We do hope those amazing memories made here will have you longing to return for more. It will be an absolute pleasure to welcome you again! Warmest regards from Africa, The Kwihala Team
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kwihala Camp, Asilia Africa
What are some of the property amenities at Kwihala Camp, Asilia Africa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Kwihala Camp, Asilia Africa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Does Kwihala Camp, Asilia Africa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Kwihala Camp, Asilia Africa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.