KIGELIA CAMP – RUAHA NATIONAL PARK
Kigelia Camp is a mid -range accommodations found on the banks of Ifuguru sand River in the forest of Kigelia Africana (sausage trees) in the northern area of Ruaha National Park Tanzania. The camp is close to the confluence of Mwagusi River and the Greater Ruaha River in the Perfect base for Game Viewing with in Ruaha National Park for tourists ,Travellers and holiday makers. The best way to travel to Ruaha national park from ARUSHA CITY is a flight that takes 5-6 hours to the close Msembe airstrip then 45 minutes to be transferred to the lodge. It’s very far by road taking about 941 km.
Kigelia camp consists of 6 spacious and comfortable self – contained tents overlooking the vast expanse landscape and River reflecting African Traditional style with natural materials and high levels of comfort. Camp are well elevated with raised platform , decorated with timber and furnished with tranquility and en suite private facilities of flushing toilet , hot and cold showers heated on fire, mosquito nets , wooden chairs and tables , free bottled water in the rooms , free toiletries, hand wash basin to mention but few . Camp have large verandas out of the front and sitting areas s that give a stunning view of the wilderness and surrounding areas. Camps are well equipped with comfortable beds containing queen and king sized beds and perfect to suit your needs. There is a fire place pit with comfortable seats where guests relax especially after a safari as they share stories ,it also provides warmth during chill weather .Camps are in different sizes that suites solo travellers, designed for family and groups with singles bed with individuals, doubles beds for couples / twins ranging from 200$ per night and above. The room rate keeps changing as they go high during peak season than in low season.
Kigelia camp offers more services and facilities which include;
A restaurant with the view of the park serving different cuisines both international and African- inspired meals that meets guests choice. Meals offered include Continental breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner in the main building served by well trained, friendly and welcoming staff, you can have meals in any place of your choice either veranda overlooking the river or in the dining areas. Bush breakfast is also offered while enjoying morning sunrises and bush dinners while overlooking the stars in the sky.
A-well stocked bar with variety of refreshment both alcoholic and nonalcoholic overlooking the spectacular view of the park and surrounding area.
Services; Free parking space available, offers airport pick -ups and drop-offs, Laundry and house- keeping services available, 24 hour desk, massage services offered
WIFI hotspot available in the rooms that will keep you connected and also enables visitors to keep in touch with their families and friends.
Activities to do while at the lodge include; game viewing in the park and around the lodge that will give you a chance to see more wildlife roaming along the river, Guided nature walks ,birding/ birdwatching in the park and many more activities.
Ruaha national park is the second largest national park in Tanzania after Nyerere national park found in the south of the central mid- point of Tanzania and west of Iringa Town . The park was established in 1964 and It covers the total area of 20,226 square kilometers (7,809 ) square miles The Park is most visited and has different categories of accommodations that include Budget, Mid- range/ moderate and Luxury/expensive accommodations that are convenient and affordable to any travellers, tourists visiting the park.
Ruaha national park has a variety of wildlife that includes; large herds of elephants, 10 percent of lions, Zebras , Buffaloes , cheetahs , Giraffes , antelopes , hyenas, Hippos and many more and over 570 species of birds that includes ; endemic species, migratory species with ostriches, starling , weaver birds, Kingfishers, hornbills etc. There are more activities to do while in the park and at the lodge which include; , game drive in the park which enables you to spot wide range and different animals in the park , Guide nature walks in the park, Hot air balloon rides that gives good view of the Savannah plains at 450$ per person , hand craft safaris, Camping ,Flying safaris, walking night safaris, cultural visits in the local villages, Bird watching/Birding since the park has more species bird ,the watchers can’t be disappointed to mention but a few