Mwagusi Camp

Ruaha National Park, Tanzania

Rustic and unusual, the owner-run Mwagusi Camp is a cross between a traditional lodge and a modern mobile camp. We love its quirks and the fact that it has developed organically, rather than been made in a homogenous style. It’s certainly one of the most memorable camps in Tanzania, especially with so many wild animals wandering freely on the riverbank below.

Each of the 13 rooms has been individually decorated. They have high thatched roofs and canvas walls, plus a stone-floor bathroom and a private open-air lounge with hammock. The dining and lounge area have an authentic old-world feel and you can really see that this is a camp that’s been loved for many years.

The Mwagusi River flows seasonally beneath the camp and it’s a haven for wildlife. Ruaha’s nomadic wanderers must come to drink and you’ll have a lot of fun watching them skipping in the water below. Like many Ruaha’s camps, the game drives are fully flexible. Spend a day exploring the depths of the park or follow a classic program of morning and afternoon drives.

Walking safaris are a real highlight here and we can arrange some exhilarating half or full-day journeys deep into the bush. Alternatively, guides will happily take you on short walks around the camp, creating great moments with lots of large animals.

What's Included

  • All tents have a double bed
  • All meals
  • Game drives in a 4x4 purpose built safari vehicle
  • Walking safaris

Closed April to May, children of all ages welcome, though large animals often roam around the camp

Price Information

This camp can be booked as part of a tailor-made safari, with or without flights. Per person per night prices from £465 / €525 / $605

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