As the ultimate intimate seasonal camp, the lovely Kigelia Camp lends its name from the isolated grove of large Kigelia trees where it is sited, on the banks of the seasonal Ifuguru River. This gorgeous location for an unforgettable African tented safari experience is set in the thriving Ruaha National Park, and places a large emphasis on social and environmental responsibility. Aiming to help preserve and maintain its magnificent natural surrounds, the camp also offers all the bells and whistles that are par for the course for a luxury adventure in the bush, and expected by well-heeled travellers.
A true refuge from the hustle and bustle of modern life, this remotely situated camp offers six spacious and comfortable tents which has the option of the sides to be opened up (with netting remaining), offering the rare experience of being immersed in the greenery of the African bush, whilst enjoying the luxury of gorgeous furnishings and amenities. Here one can enjoy an invigorating shower in the bush, feeling at one with nature. The camp hosts a comfortable tented lounge and dining area where visitors may enjoy superb dining, or relax and read, have a cup of coffee, or play board games with the family or staff. Guests can also choose to enjoy exclusive dinners or unwind by a crackling campfire on the banks of the seasonal sand river.
At this unique remote location visitors can partake in adventurous guided game drives in open 4×4 vehicles. Guides are knowledgeable and passionate to share this knowledge of the wide variety of fauna and flora found in the area. The Ruaha National Park boasts the largest lion population in Tanzania and up-close sightings of these majestic creatures are frequent. Other animals that might be seen here include giraffe, leopard, zebra, antelope and elephant – the latter being particularly plentiful.
Friendly, knowledgeable and helpful staff members take special care to make one’s stay at Kigelia Camp a memorable one. When not exploring on safari, relaxing in the lounge or enjoying delicious food, guests can opt to enjoy a sundowner while taking in a picturesque African sunset, which vividly sets off trees against an orange sky.