The Ruaha National Park is one of Tanzania’s most wild and exciting national parks, not to mention the largest in Tanzania. Baobabs dot the landscape and dry snaking rivers criss-cross the pristine landscape. The dry season (June to October) is undoubtedly the best time to visit, with huge herds of buffalo in the area followed closely by large prides of lion. The national park is home to roughly 10% of Africa’s lion population. The rainy season (beginning in November) is also excellent for birding and many migratory species arrive when the park is transformed and grass and shrubs begin to flower.
A small and intimate bush camp, Kigelia Ruaha has just six airy canvas tents built under thatch that feature ensuite bathrooms with bucket showers, comfortably furnished with chairs and a flush toilet. The camp also has one 2-bedroom family tent built in the same style but with separate ensuite bathrooms. The peaceful main area features a large thatched mess tent, indoor and outdoor dining areas and a convivial campfire where guests enjoy telling stories about the day’s sightings. Dotted around the camp are a number of bird baths while there is also comfortable seating including a swing seat.
Activities at Kigelia Ruaha centre on game drives and bush walks with seasoned guides. In this remote part of Tanzania marvel at the feeling of peace and exclusivity, the chances of seeing other vehicles or safari goers on foot are extremely low. Enjoy bush walks with expert trackers as you search the landscape for wildlife. Balloon safaris are also available floating over this wild landscape.