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Chris Fox Mwagusi Safari Camp Ruaha National Park Iringa, 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
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
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Updated 20/10/05 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/10/05 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#7 of 14 Speciality lodging in Ruaha National Park
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Nestled into the bank of the Mwagusi River, this small exclusive tented camp overlooks the beautiful riverbed and all its’ natural visitors. Our camp is built along the lines of a traditional old-style African safari experience. Each tent is designed within a thatched banda with polished clay-red floors. Luxury has not been forgotten with an en-suite bathing area and a shaded veranda with lounging cushions and swinging hammock. Enjoy excellent game-viewing with our knowledgeable guides, on a game drive or a safari walk.
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Free parking
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary welcome drink
Airport transportation
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Ironing service
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
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Private balcony
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Private bathrooms
Walk-in shower
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Chris Fox Mwagusi Safari Camp Ruaha National Park Iringa, Ruaha National Park Tanzania
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ymalcolm wrote a review Nov 2020
New York City, New York28 contributions17 helpful votes
If you long for the days when you weren't sharing a sighting with 14 other trucks, when you could enjoy the sounds of the bush seated by a campfire, when you could be immersed in the experience of being in nature unmarred by the din of CNN International, come to Ruaha and stay at Mwagusi! Chris has created an oasis that hearkens back to the safaris of old without sacrificing comfort or quality. His staff are welcoming, friendly, eager to share their knowledge of the landscape, its fauna, and tireless when it comes to seeking out the best of what this park has to offer. I traveled here during Covid and for anyone who is yearning to travel again, please consider coming to a place that naturally allows for social distancing. This is the perfect escape and it comes without sacrificing security. You're outdoors for most of the day and the camp has modified meals and other interactions to ensure your safety, while not compromising your experience. Much like the lodge itself blends into the landscape, the Covid protocols blended into the experience seamlessly. I enjoyed meeting and getting to know everyone at the camp and thank you hardly seems sufficient for the one-of-a-kind experience I received from Chris, his manager Trudie, my amazing and amazingly knowledgeable guide, Baldon, my pro-am drivers Yona and Geoffrey, the delicious and varied cuisine served up by Mohammed and staff, and the helpfulness and camaraderie shown me by Getruda, Mizengo, Elai, Rosemary, and Omary. Do yourselves a favor and add this to the top of your safari to-do list!
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Jacob P wrote a review Mar 2020
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I stayed with two other people in the Phillips banda. The banda was stunning with a great afternoon view of elephants and giraffes eating.Our guide Baldon was awesome and I would highly recommend him. He was able to see things far before the rest of us and was incredibly knowledgeable of all of the animals that we saw and then some.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Room Tip: Animal watching from Phillips banda (giraffes, elephants and baboons)
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Response from Mwagusi, Guest Relations Manager at Mwagusi Camp
Responded 05 Mar 2020
Thank you for taking the time to add your review, we very much appreciate this. Your kind comments about our guide will be passed on to him, our guides study hard to gain the knowledge to pass on to our guests. With all our verandahs looking out towards the river there is no better place to spend an afternoon relaxing and watching the wildlife. We hope one day you will return. With thanks The Mwagusi Team.
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mruth14 wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom9 contributions8 helpful votes
OK, first things first - since October last year the weather in Tanzania has been "challenging", to say the least. But over the past few years i have learned that the mark of a really good Safari camp is how the challenges are met. Even at the best of times, the logistics involved in running a camp in the middle of Africa are far from easy - from getting fresh supplies to keeping the vehicles in working order - but when rains make the rivers flood and snap concrete access bridges as easily as if they were made of wood, the business of keeping guests happy and well fed and watered, requires very special skills. In this respect all the staff at Mwagusi are marvelous. The food was always delicious, the beer was always ice cold and did not run out, and game drives continued as a matter of routine. I have always felt completely safe and well looked after at Mwagusi, leaving me free to enjoy one of the most beautiful game parks in Africa with all its wonderful animals and birds most of which also seem to appreciate the camp's position on the seasonal river and wander through it from time to time. February should not usually see that much rain, but 2020 was as wet as I have ever seen the park, althoughto be honest it did not spoil my enjoyment of it one little bit. I stayed eight days with a friend and we could easily have stayed longer. Asante sana to Heinrich and all the wonderful guys who make me feel one of their family. I will of course be back next year, whatever the weather.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Mwagusi, Guest Relations Manager at Mwagusi Camp
Responded 20 Feb 2020
It is always a real pleasure to have you returning to Mwagusi every year and I know the staff all look forward to seeing you and yes, you are certainly part of the family having now also introduced another member to the Mwagusi family. Thank you for your appreciation of the work that goes on behind the scenes during such challenging times, the Mwagusi river must have been spectacular. As you say it does not deminish the beauty of the park or the enjoyment of exploring. I will certainly be passing on your thanks to all and of course to Henrik. We will be ready and looking forward to greeting you next year. Wishing you the very best, your Mwagusi family.
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ahtrains wrote a review Dec 2019
Stockport, United Kingdom567 contributions81 helpful votes
Second trip to Mwagusi this year for the wildlife photography. Excellent location, staff, safari guides and Management team. Totally recommended. This time we booked a night time safari and came across Bat Eared Foxes, Serval, Civit, African Wild Cat, Lions, Bush Babies and an Aardwolf. The evening meals are an experience in themselves, under the stars, on the dry river bed around a large fire. It doesn't get much better.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: All Bandas offer excellent views and service
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Response from Mwagusi, Public Relations Manager at Mwagusi Camp
Responded 18 Dec 2019
Thank you so much for your lovely review, we really appreciate this. You experienced some great sightings on your night drive! The team at Mwagusi are looking forward to welcoming you back soon, hopefully next year. You are part of the Mwagusi extended family as many of our repeat guests are. Wishing you both well, the Mwagusi Team.
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Maria Grip wrote a review Nov 2019
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The game and the camp were amazing. We had an excellent guide in Baldon, He was eagle-eyed on every drive. I loved the baobabs sprinkled everywhere. The food was the best by far of the camps I have stayed in Ruaha and dinners in the dry riverbed with a full moon gave memories to carry for ever. My tent was beautifully furnished and large, I had monkeys, elephants and a few fruit bats keep me company.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from Mwagusi, Public Relations Manager at Mwagusi Camp
Responded 18 Dec 2019
We really appreciate your lovely review and thank you for taking the time to write about your stay at Mwagusi. Your kind compliments will be passed to all the Mwagusi staff who work tirelessly to provide our guests with a stay to remember. We hope it will not be too long before you come back to see us again. Wishing you well Maria. With thanks The Mwagusi Team.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mwagusi Camp
What are some of the property amenities at Mwagusi Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Mwagusi Camp?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Mwagusi Camp?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Mwagusi Camp have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Mwagusi Camp offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Mwagusi Camp?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Swedish, Norwegian, and Swahili.