Kigelia Camp, this very special Nomads Tanzania property provides a comfortable but immersive experience that is sure to please safari obsessives.


Plan your journey

Location

This Southern-Tanzanian camp can be found in the northern part of Ruaha National Park, and its great location on the Mwagusi River makes it ideal for close-range sightings of elephants and other wildlife as they feed at the riverbed. Kigelia Camp is situated in a woodland area alongside the dry Sand River, where guests are afforded privacy and shade by giant baobab trees.

The Rooms

The camp is small and simple, containing just six tents in traditional safari style. The minimalist décor is faithful to the natural landscape, with a pale colour palette to complement the tent’s natural woods and rush mats. Each tent comes with a private veranda attached, perfect for admiring the view both day and night. Some may find the outdoor shower a little too rustic, however the crisp bed linen, soft rugs and dressing gowns provided help soften the tents into homely spaces.

Communal Areas

By virtue of its small size, Kigelia Ruaha Camp treats you to an intimate experience that doesn’t feel crowded or commercialised. The restaurant produces excellent meals, with exceptional service that truly makes you feel like a VIP. There are indoor and outdoor dining areas, and bush breakfasts and campfire sundowners are provided.

Activities

Activities at Kigelia Camp are primarily focussed on safaris, and these operate flexibly as half-day, full-day or night-drives to suit guests’ preferences. Safari vehicles here are notably more comfortable than average, with blankets, hot water bottles and on-board fridges supplied. Among the wildlife whose habitats lie within the Ruaha National Park are lions, elephants, leopards, impala, and white-tailed mongoose.

Fully inclusive

Accommodation
Breakfast, lunch and evening meal
All house drinks (except premium imported brands and champagne)
Scheduled vehicle game drives
Bush walks
Bush picnics
Laundry

When to go

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WET SEASON - 'LONG RAINS'

This is a rather unpredictable time of the year, with brief, heavy showers or thunderstorms often occurring in the afternoon. The heat combined with humidity can make things a little uncomfortable, especially during the middle of the day, and travellers may find that roads can also be very tricky to navigate! All in all, this is not an ideal time to visit unless you are very keen to sight migratory birds.

Its proximity to the equator means that Ruaha National Park generally has consistent temperatures throughout the year. While the altitude (721 to 1,863m/2,365 to 6,112ft) moderates these to an average daytime temperature of 27°C/81°F within the main driving circuit of the park, temperatures can at times peak at over 40°C/104°F before the beginning of the rains. Mornings may still be surprisingly chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece!

Unlike most of Tanzania where there are two distinct wet seasons, Ruaha has just one long extended wet season from November to April. Characterised by brief afternoon thunderstorms, it is unusual to have more extended periods of rain.

Ruaha is a seasonal park, with superb game-viewing in the driest months of the year when vegetation thins and wildlife becomes more densely concentrated. The best time to visit is therefore the height of the dry season.

WET SEASON - 'LONG RAINS'

This is a rather unpredictable time of the year, with brief, heavy showers or thunderstorms often occurring in the afternoon. The heat combined with humidity can make things a little uncomfortable, especially during the middle of the day, and travellers may find that roads can also be very tricky to navigate! All in all, this is not an ideal time to visit unless you are very keen to sight migratory birds.

Its proximity to the equator means that Ruaha National Park generally has consistent temperatures throughout the year. While the altitude (721 to 1,863m/2,365 to 6,112ft) moderates these to an average daytime temperature of 27°C/81°F within the main driving circuit of the park, temperatures can at times peak at over 40°C/104°F before the beginning of the rains. Mornings may still be surprisingly chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece!

Unlike most of Tanzania where there are two distinct wet seasons, Ruaha has just one long extended wet season from November to April. Characterised by brief afternoon thunderstorms, it is unusual to have more extended periods of rain.

Ruaha is a seasonal park, with superb game-viewing in the driest months of the year when vegetation thins and wildlife becomes more densely concentrated. The best time to visit is therefore the height of the dry season.

WET SEASON - 'LONG RAINS'

This is a rather unpredictable time of the year, with brief, heavy showers or thunderstorms often occurring in the afternoon. The heat combined with humidity can make things a little uncomfortable, especially during the middle of the day, and travellers may find that roads can also be very tricky to navigate! All in all, this is not an ideal time to visit unless you are very keen to sight migratory birds.

Its proximity to the equator means that Ruaha National Park generally has consistent temperatures throughout the year. While the altitude (721 to 1,863m/2,365 to 6,112ft) moderates these to an average daytime temperature of 27°C/81°F within the main driving circuit of the park, temperatures can at times peak at over 40°C/104°F before the beginning of the rains. Mornings may still be surprisingly chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece!

Unlike most of Tanzania where there are two distinct wet seasons, Ruaha has just one long extended wet season from November to April. Characterised by brief afternoon thunderstorms, it is unusual to have more extended periods of rain.

Ruaha is a seasonal park, with superb game-viewing in the driest months of the year when vegetation thins and wildlife becomes more densely concentrated. The best time to visit is therefore the height of the dry season.

WET SEASON - 'LONG RAINS'

April generally marks the end of the rains, and as time moves on these showers become milder and less frequent. It is still recommended to avoid this month unless you are very keen to sight migratory birds.

Its proximity to the equator means that Ruaha National Park generally has consistent temperatures throughout the year. While the altitude (721 to 1,863m/2,365 to 6,112ft) moderates these to an average daytime temperature of 27°C/81°F within the main driving circuit of the park, temperatures can at times peak at over 40°C/104°F before the beginning of the rains. Mornings may still be surprisingly chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece!

Unlike most of Tanzania where there are two distinct wet seasons, Ruaha has just one long extended wet season from November to April. Characterised by brief afternoon thunderstorms, it is unusual to have more extended periods of rain.

Ruaha is a seasonal park, with superb game-viewing in the driest months of the year when vegetation thins and wildlife becomes more densely concentrated. The best time to visit is therefore the height of the dry season.

DRY SEASON

This is a more stable and predictable time of the year, usually with clear skies.

During this period the land recovers from the long rains, gradually drying up. As this happens, wildlife begins to migrate back to the park. This increase in numbers combined with thinning vegetation make this the perfect time to visit Ruaha.

Its proximity to the equator means that Ruaha National Park generally has consistent temperatures throughout the year. While the altitude (721 to 1,863m/2,365 to 6,112ft) moderates these to an average daytime temperature of 27°C/81°F within the main driving circuit of the park, temperatures can at times peak at over 40°C/104°F before the beginning of the rains. Mornings may still be surprisingly chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece!

Unlike most of Tanzania where there are two distinct wet seasons, Ruaha has just one long extended wet season from November to April. Characterised by brief afternoon thunderstorms, it is unusual to have more extended periods of rain.

Ruaha is a seasonal park, with superb game-viewing in the driest months of the year when vegetation thins and wildlife becomes more densely concentrated. The best time to visit is therefore the height of the dry season.

DRY SEASON

This is a more stable and predictable time of the year, usually with clear skies.

During this period the land recovers from the long rains, gradually drying up. As this happens, wildlife begins to migrate back to the park. This increase in numbers combined with thinning vegetation make this the perfect time to visit Ruaha.

Its proximity to the equator means that Ruaha National Park generally has consistent temperatures throughout the year. While the altitude (721 to 1,863m/2,365 to 6,112ft) moderates these to an average daytime temperature of 27°C/81°F within the main driving circuit of the park, temperatures can at times peak at over 40°C/104°F before the beginning of the rains. Mornings may still be surprisingly chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece!

Unlike most of Tanzania where there are two distinct wet seasons, Ruaha has just one long extended wet season from November to April. Characterised by brief afternoon thunderstorms, it is unusual to have more extended periods of rain.

Ruaha is a seasonal park, with superb game-viewing in the driest months of the year when vegetation thins and wildlife becomes more densely concentrated. The best time to visit is therefore the height of the dry season.

DRY SEASON

This is a more stable and predictable time of the year, usually with clear skies.

During this period the land recovers from the long rains, gradually drying up. As this happens, wildlife begins to migrate back to the park. This increase in numbers combined with thinning vegetation make this the perfect time to visit Ruaha.

Its proximity to the equator means that Ruaha National Park generally has consistent temperatures throughout the year. While the altitude (721 to 1,863m/2,365 to 6,112ft) moderates these to an average daytime temperature of 27°C/81°F within the main driving circuit of the park, temperatures can at times peak at over 40°C/104°F before the beginning of the rains. Mornings may still be surprisingly chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece!

Unlike most of Tanzania where there are two distinct wet seasons, Ruaha has just one long extended wet season from November to April. Characterised by brief afternoon thunderstorms, it is unusual to have more extended periods of rain.

Ruaha is a seasonal park, with superb game-viewing in the driest months of the year when vegetation thins and wildlife becomes more densely concentrated. The best time to visit is therefore the height of the dry season.

DRY SEASON

This is a more stable and predictable time of the year, usually with clear skies.

During this period the land recovers from the long rains, gradually drying up. As this happens, wildlife begins to migrate back to the park. This increase in numbers combined with thinning vegetation make this the perfect time to visit Ruaha.

Its proximity to the equator means that Ruaha National Park generally has consistent temperatures throughout the year. While the altitude (721 to 1,863m/2,365 to 6,112ft) moderates these to an average daytime temperature of 27°C/81°F within the main driving circuit of the park, temperatures can at times peak at over 40°C/104°F before the beginning of the rains. Mornings may still be surprisingly chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece!

Unlike most of Tanzania where there are two distinct wet seasons, Ruaha has just one long extended wet season from November to April. Characterised by brief afternoon thunderstorms, it is unusual to have more extended periods of rain.

Ruaha is a seasonal park, with superb game-viewing in the driest months of the year when vegetation thins and wildlife becomes more densely concentrated. The best time to visit is therefore the height of the dry season.

DRY SEASON

This is a more stable and predictable time of the year, usually with clear skies.

During this period the land recovers from the long rains, gradually drying up. As this happens, wildlife begins to migrate back to the park. This increase in numbers combined with thinning vegetation make this the perfect time to visit Ruaha.

Its proximity to the equator means that Ruaha National Park generally has consistent temperatures throughout the year. While the altitude (721 to 1,863m/2,365 to 6,112ft) moderates these to an average daytime temperature of 27°C/81°F within the main driving circuit of the park, temperatures can at times peak at over 40°C/104°F before the beginning of the rains. Mornings may still be surprisingly chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece!

Unlike most of Tanzania where there are two distinct wet seasons, Ruaha has just one long extended wet season from November to April. Characterised by brief afternoon thunderstorms, it is unusual to have more extended periods of rain.

Ruaha is a seasonal park, with superb game-viewing in the driest months of the year when vegetation thins and wildlife becomes more densely concentrated. The best time to visit is therefore the height of the dry season.

DRY SEASON

This is a more stable and predictable time of the year, usually with clear skies.

During this period the land recovers from the long rains, gradually drying up. As this happens, wildlife begins to migrate back to the park. This increase in numbers combined with thinning vegetation make this the perfect time to visit Ruaha.

Its proximity to the equator means that Ruaha National Park generally has consistent temperatures throughout the year. While the altitude (721 to 1,863m/2,365 to 6,112ft) moderates these to an average daytime temperature of 27°C/81°F within the main driving circuit of the park, temperatures can at times peak at over 40°C/104°F before the beginning of the rains. Mornings may still be surprisingly chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece!

Unlike most of Tanzania where there are two distinct wet seasons, Ruaha has just one long extended wet season from November to April. Characterised by brief afternoon thunderstorms, it is unusual to have more extended periods of rain.

Ruaha is a seasonal park, with superb game-viewing in the driest months of the year when vegetation thins and wildlife becomes more densely concentrated. The best time to visit is therefore the height of the dry season.

WET SEASON - 'SHORT RAINS'

The start of the wet season. This is a rather unpredictable time of the year with frequent, brief showers or thunderstorms. The heat combined with humidity can be a little uncomfortable, especially during the middle of the day, and travellers may find that roads are more difficult to navigate.

Its proximity to the equator means that Ruaha National Park generally has consistent temperatures throughout the year. While the altitude (721 to 1,863m/2,365 to 6,112ft) moderates these to an average daytime temperature of 27°C/81°F within the main driving circuit of the park, temperatures can at times peak at over 40°C/104°F before the beginning of the rains. Mornings may still be surprisingly chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece!

Unlike most of Tanzania where there are two distinct wet seasons, Ruaha has just one long extended wet season from November to April. Characterised by brief afternoon thunderstorms, it is unusual to have more extended periods of rain.

Ruaha is a seasonal park, with superb game-viewing in the driest months of the year when vegetation thins and wildlife becomes more densely concentrated. The best time to visit is therefore the height of the dry season.

WET SEASON - 'SHORT RAINS'

The start of the wet season. This is a rather unpredictable time of the year with frequent, brief showers or thunderstorms. The heat combined with humidity can be a little uncomfortable, especially during the middle of the day, and travellers may find that roads are more difficult to navigate.

Its proximity to the equator means that Ruaha National Park generally has consistent temperatures throughout the year. While the altitude (721 to 1,863m/2,365 to 6,112ft) moderates these to an average daytime temperature of 27°C/81°F within the main driving circuit of the park, temperatures can at times peak at over 40°C/104°F before the beginning of the rains. Mornings may still be surprisingly chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece!

Unlike most of Tanzania where there are two distinct wet seasons, Ruaha has just one long extended wet season from November to April. Characterised by brief afternoon thunderstorms, it is unusual to have more extended periods of rain.

Ruaha is a seasonal park, with superb game-viewing in the driest months of the year when vegetation thins and wildlife becomes more densely concentrated. The best time to visit is therefore the height of the dry season.

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