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Mwagusi Safari Camp
Mwagusi Safari Camp
Mwagusi Safari Camp
Mwagusi Safari Camp
Mwagusi Safari Camp
Mwagusi Safari Camp
Mwagusi Safari Camp

Reviews of Mwagusi Safari Camp

Wildlife sightings and reviews

113 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Mwagusi Safari Camp and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa

Wildlife sightings by our travellers
Starting in Jun-2018, 7 of our travellers have recorded their wildlife sightings at Mwagusi Safari Camp.
Lion

86% success

Leopard

71% success

Cheetah

20% success

Wild dog

20% success

Buffalo

100% success

Elephant

100% success

Giraffe

100% success

Zebra

100% success

Hippo

83% success

Spotted Hyena

83% success

Eland

80% success

Aardvark

0% success

Pangolin

0% success

Roan antelope

0% success

Sable antelope

0% success

Striped Hyena

0% success

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The Purple Rollers
UK

"Mwagusi Camp and its elephants"

5 nights Arrived 20 Oct 2007
"When we left Beho we were told that Mwagusi was 30 Kms from the airstrip over bad roads but this would be disguised by treating the four hour journey as a game drive complete with packed lunch. In practice it took about twenty minutes on good roads arriving in time for lunch. We were the victims of a wind-up. (This was typical of the atmosphere at Beho and added to the fun).

The camp is situated on a river bank. The river was dry whilst we were there but it must be a very special during the wet seasons. The dry river bed attracts wild elephants digging for water and they take no notice of the existence of the camp or indeed its inhabitants. We had them in many places: two next to our tent (within inches in fact) and in the camp. One almost joined us for afternoon tea.

Our guide, Daniel, had fantastic eyesight and this coupled with his knowledge meant that we had some spectacular sightings. The best of these was without doubt three cheetahs with a kill that, whilst we watched, were visited by two leopards.

The food was excellent as was the laundry service. Our only cause for concern was with the vehicles used for the game drives. These were badly in need of attention and maintenance. Twice we truly believed that we were about to be stranded. Once was a loose rear wheel hub, the other a non functioning starter motor." See all these reviews: 9n in Tanzania; 8n in Zanzibar
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Mrs Guineafowl
UK

"a wonderful experience"

4 nights Arrived 9 Oct 2007
"Our familytrip to Mwagusi was brilliant. We loved the bandas, theway they were built so cleverly using local materials and that everyone helped to build them. Our host, Chris Fox, and his team, looked after us extremely well.

We felt we were living right among the animals - quite a worry the first night with lions prowling round and then we got blase when the elephant came right up to our front door at 3 pm - so no siesta that afternoon - we were too busy watching him.

I don't think we ever thought we would be quite so close to a wild animal ever. None of us will forget the sound of the lions roaring at night. Our guides, Tom and Danny, were very informative and brilliant spotters. They gave us so much time with drives lasting up to five hours.

The evening meals were magic - different venus every night and lanterns everywhere - a real treat for us English to eat out let alone in such romantic places." See all these reviews: 7n in Tanzania; 7n in Mozambique
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Ms-C & Mr-T
UK

"Mwagusi is slightly wild & real Africa"

3 nights Arrived 21 Jun 2007
"The camp is largely built from natural materials (wood, thatch) and tenting, and so has a more rustic, authentic feel. Chris Fox will happily share his views on park management, conservation and tourism - which adds to the feel that this is real Tanzania.

The highlight for us was the elephants which visited our banda each night. He was just a few metres away and we could lie in bed watching through the mesh window in the canvas.

The local guides are very good at finding the animal & bird sightings, but are less good at giving detailed explanations of animal behaviour. For this reason, we would recommend Mwagusi in combination with another camp too.

Dinner is held outdoors, maybe in the sandy river bed - lit by lanterns. The food is fairly basic and would be our one key improvement area for Mwagusi" See all these reviews: 7n in Tanzania; 7n in Zanzibar
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Good
Service:
Good
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Average
Facilities:
Average
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