Mwagusi Camp, Ruaha National Park, Tanzania
Mwagusi is a superb little camp on the northern bank of the seasonal Mwagusi Sand River. There are 12 large safari tents shaded by reed and thatch, spaced along the banks of the boulder strewn river.
At the back of each tent there is a large stone-walled bathroom with mkeka mats, hot showers, basin and flush toilets. The tents are spacious and comfortable and have large shady verandas at the front with big comfy armchairs on a sand floor. It's the perfect spot to while away the afternoon watching the birds hopping about in the trees above you, and in the dry season, elephants wander along the river bed to dig for water.
Food is superb at Mwagusi and served either in the reed and thatch dining room or more frequently, out in the open. Fresh cinnamon rolls are baked each day for breakfast, there are tasty light lunches and dinner is often eaten under the stars in the sandy river bed.
Activities at Mwagusi are very well organized. It is possible to enjoy half and full day game drives in open 4WD's. Overall, Mwagusi is a magical camp and ideally situated in the heart of the park. It's located in an excellent position for game viewing and large herds of elephant are never far away.
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Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
The emphasis on your safari with your host and guide, Moli, is on the walking safaris which really unveil the magic of Ruaha National Park. You can also incorporate bushcraft into a walk.