Set up high on the Ikuka escarpment overlooking the Mwagusi river, our central communal area is comprised of a well stocked bar, a comfortable lounge area, an airy dining space, a swimming pool with a lounging deck and an upstairs chill-out library area. The light, contemporary and airy communal spaces are all intimately designed to make you feel at home and relaxed during your stay.



Camp Facts

  • Owner run & managed by Chloe & Mark Sheridan Johnson who have worked and guided all over Africa.
  • 6 x large private tented suites with sitting areas, decks, en suite bathrooms with extensive views towards the
  • Mwagusi river (two of which have a private plunge pool)
  • 1 x family suite accommodating up to 2 adults and 3 children with shared bathroom and plunge pool.
  • Panoramic main lodge with endless views comprises seating area, dining room, sun terrace, infinity pool, library and boutique.
  • Children welcome from 7 years +
  • Game drives in open 4×4 shared vehicles – private vehicles available on request.
  • Full day / Half Day walking safaris for 16yrs +
  • Rock House / fly camping sleep out under the stars supplement of 150$ Nett 175$ Rack pppn pre booking required (June-Oct)
  • Hot air balloon safari along Great Ruaha river (June-Oct)
  • Safari Parking list


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  • Location

    The Camp is located in the Ruaha National Park in Tanzania, perched on the edge of the Mwagusi escarpment, with spectacular views across the Ruaha valley.

  • Facilites


    Property Facilities

    √24-hour Security
    √Battery Charging Facilities
    √Communal Dining
    √Eco Friendly
    √Internet Access (Complimentary)
    √Laundry Service (Complimentary)
    √Meal on Request
    √Mobile Connectivity
    √Private Vehicle Available
    √Secure Parking


    Room Facilities

    √Balcony / Deck
    √Detached Private Bathroom
    √Dressing Gowns
    √Electrical Outlets
    √Laundry Service (Complimentary)
    √Lounge Area
    √Pure Cotton Linen


  • Accommodation

    Unit Types

    Family Tent
    (1 UNIT / VILLA)
    2 Storey room; sleeps 2 or 3 children upstairs and 2 adults downstairs; shared bathroom and shared sitting room, pool deck and plunge pool.


    Double/Twin Tent
    (6 UNITS / VILLAS)
    Tents can be double or twin or triples; shared bathroom and sitting room. 1 tent also has a private plunge pool.



  • Activities


    Walking Safari


    On foot you are a participant in the world of wildlife rather than a spectator.

    Imagine walking the same path as elephants, hear a lion roar in the distance or smell the bush and wildlife. One of the allures of exploring the bush on foot are the smaller things which often get missed in the vehicle – the tracks and trails of animals as well as seeing how important each and every creature is in making nature work.



    Game drives.

    Game drives timings & details.

    Game drives offered in open 4WD safari vehicles.

    Morning safaris with a picnic between 6-6.30am and then return for lunch and a rest at the camp.

    Afternoon between 4-4.30pm and return to camp by 7pm.

    Prefer different timings are considered as per clients wishes.

    The game drives are all done within Ruaha National Park. The routes will vary depending on seasons, time of day and animal location to give the guests the best possible experience.



    The experience


    Sundowner in style

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  • Ruaha National Park


    A trip to the Ruaha National Park in Tanzania is an exhilarating adventure into the unknown. Very few other wildernesses in Africa can convey the sheer isolation and expanse of this land that epitomises the Africa of ‘old’ that was felt in times gone by. Far far away from the ‘madding’ crowds which haunt the famous Northern Circuits, Ruaha lies in an untouched and incredibly remote area of Southern Tanzania, and is visited by relatively few tourists making it one of Africa’s wildest Parks for the safari enthusiast.


    Ruaha National Park is one of the last true great wilderness areas Africa has to offer, with a connected ecosystem of around 45,000sq kilometers. Winding riverine systems, sweeping vistas, rolling hills, jagged rocky outcrops, and endless miomba woodlands are just some of the things that make Ruaha special. This fusion of many different habitats allows for a wide variety of fauna to inhabit the park, a mixture out of the norm.


    At the parks heart is the well named Great Ruaha River, a massive water course that is fed by a multitude of sand rivers. The Great Ruaha River flows through the Usangu wetlands eastwards into the Rufiji River and it marks the borders between the Iringa Region, Dodoma Region and Morogoro Regions.


    Green season is a magical time to also enjoy the diverse butterfly and moth species which fill the air in busy flutters as they pollenate the grasses and flowers. Some of my favourites are the vibrant Yellow PansyCitrus Swallowtails and Foxy Emperors but the Lunar moth, which can have a wingspan up to a huge 178mm, is a pretty memorable sighting too.


  • Getting there


    Most commonly reached by plane from Dar es Salaam, Ruaha features among the southern circuit safari destinations of the Nyrerere, Katavi and Mahale National Parks.




    –  SERENGETI – RUAHA 1hR30

    –  RUAHA – NYRERERE 30min




    Camp is 45 minute drive from Msembe airstrip

    Camp is open from June-March



  • wildlife and bird life

    Ruaha National Park’s positioning in the middle of Tanzania means that we get cross over between the Northern, Eastern and Southern mammal species such as Grant’s Gazelle (typically a northern species) and Impala’s (typically a southern species).


    The rare Sable antelope and Roan can also be found cohabiting the same ecosystem, Sable’s distribution is from the northern tip of South Africa, though Zambia, Mozambique up to Tanzania, whereas Roan is Western/Central Africa, with Tanzania being on the eastern limit of its range.


    The beautiful Lesser Kudu and Greater Kudu are also both found in Ruaha, Lesser Kudu is a Northern Species, found from Somalia though Kenya down to Ruaha. The Greater is very much a Southern species, being found in many of the Southern African Countries with its range stretching up the eastern side of the continent.


    Seeing all of these different species’ side by side in such a beautiful setting, is something everyone should experience.

  • Special offers


    Long stay offers

    Long stay offers 4 for 3 has continued all year round this is because 4 nights is always better than 3 to make the most of your stay in Ruaha. Get in touch to know more.


    4 for 3 (1)-1


    Repeat stay offers.

    This is to thank frequent repeat guests by offering an additional 5% discount on top of the current 4 for 3 offer


    4 for 3-1


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Google Map for Ruaha National Park


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