Kigelia Camp: Information from the owner
- Safari Lodge
- No. of rooms
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About this information
All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.
For Expert Africa's view, see our own full report on Kigelia Camp, which contains our own observations and views.
- Last updated by Owner
- 17 Sep 2020
Facilities at Kigelia Camp
- Property facilities
- 24-hour Security, Battery Charging Facilities, Communal Dining, Laundry Service (Complimentary), Library, Private Vehicle Available
- Room facilities
- En-Suite, Laundry Service (Complimentary), Outside Shower, Pure Cotton Linen, Verandah
- Activities on site
- Bird Watching, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Walks, Night Drives, Safaris, Walks (Guided)
- English, Swahili
Room types at Kigelia Camp
There is one unit designed specifically for families at Kigelia. With two full size en suite rooms under one thatch rood this is ideal for families with young children. Your own space, but close together to enjoy being on safari as a family.
Kigelia Ruaha Safari Tents
A grove of Kigelia (Sausage Tree) is home to this simple tented camp. There are only six tents here and it's certainly not camping like you know it - bigt airy tents provide shelter from the elements without detracting from the beauty of the natural bush setting. The tents are well furnished with locally crafted pale wood furniture and there's a hot safari-style bucket shower under the stars (the showers are en-suite but outdoors), and a flush loo. One of the tents is the family tent which has two adjoining en-suite bedrooms.
Activities at Kigelia Camp
Game drives in open 4WD vehicles
Comfy custom-built open game drive vehicles are perfect for traversing the beautiful and varied habitats of the park. Game drives are the best way to get up close to the multitude of wildlife that calls Ruaha home; big-maned lions, great herds of elephant, the handsome greater kudu or statuesque sable.
Getting out after dark allows you to see nocturnal critters who are otherwise hiding out during the day. Whether it's the smaller but fascinating genets, civets and porcupines, or the big game like lion and leopard it's a thrilling encounter and a totally different perspective. Night drives need to be pre-booked.
Between drives, you can also get out on foot. Being on your own two pegs gives you a totally different experience. You can stand beneath the towering baobab trees, feeling the smooth warm texture of it's mighty trunk beneath your fingers, or crouch to examine the antics of an ant lion as it hunts from a sandy cone in the dust. Walking gives you an appreciation of the tranquility, complexity and vastness of the African wilderness and we think it's one of the best things you can do on safari. Being in the company of a trained and experienced guide both ensures your safety and opens the door onto the wonders of our natural surroundings.
Other lodges in Ruaha National Park
Alternative places to stay in this same area.