Kwihala Camp, Ruaha National Park
Our classic, expedition-style six-tent camp offers an intimate, exclusive safari experience in this vast land of towering baobabs and dense forests.
Head out on game drives to see elephants — the largest population in Tanzania is located here — and lions, known for hunting giraffes, buffalo and even elephants. On foot, discover the smaller inhabitants of the bush and learn how to identify animal prints and dung. At night, venture out with a spotlight to find nocturnal animals like bush babies and hyenas. Finish off the day around the campfire with a glass of wine under the glittering Milky Way. If you listen carefully, you hear the nearby Ikuka waterfall in the still night air, and even spot a meteor shower in the pristine sky.
Finish off the day around the campfire with a glass of wine under the glittering Milky Way. You should be able to hear the nearby Ikuka waterfall in the still night air, and you may even spot a meteor shower in the pristine sky.
Kwihala Camp at a Glance
Open: June to Mid-March
Closed: Mid-March to end May
Msembe: 45-minute drive from camp
Children aged five and older
Accommodation & Amenities
In-room lockable box
Complimentary laundry service
Solar & generator power
Hot-water safari bucket showers
In-room battery charging facilities
Suitable for disabled guests: please contact us
One of the best experiences we have had in 15 safaris. The tents are spacious, well laid out and very comfortable. The main living area under canvas is well designed and comfortable. Food was excellent and the staff were very friendly and competent. We particularly liked eating out under the stars with a lovely fire. The camp also provided some wonderful surprises, a bar to ourselves in the bush one evening and a cooked breakfast under a baobab tree, quite delightful! We had an excellent guide Charles who was both very knowledgeable and also a charming companion for our five night stay. - David J
The Kwihala Camp is one of two Asilia properties in Ruaha. My family and I visited the camp after staying in Ubuntu Migration Camp in the Serengeti, and prior to staying at Roha Ya Selous in the northern Selous area, all Asilia camps, all in Tanzania. Our experience was incredible: kudos to staff, camp management, facilities, safety, health considerations, experience, knowledge of guides and more. Nothing was substandard or compromised, and we were particularly impressed with the professional and congenial staff. I highly recommend this for first-time and experienced safari-goers!. - thegeode
From the moment we arrived, greeted by the entire staff singing and playing instruments, to the moment we left four days later, we were made to feel special in this lovely camp. The staff treat all their guests like this and their attention to detail is second to none. Our tent was comfortable and we had the best possible guides - Charles is exceptional in his ability to predict an animal's behaviour and is the best possible teacher, too. Extra special is the drawing together of all the guests each evening, with the managers and guides, for drinks (free of charge), either round a camp fire or for sundowners out in the bush, followed by dinner together round a table on the dry river bed - an opportunity to discuss experiences with other guests and staff. We enjoyed the enthusiasm of the chefs and barman to discuss the excellent food and drinks they produced - Kwihala shandy is a speciality! Our first experience of game here was a parade of baboons in front of our tent; among the most exciting was watching a leopard protect its kill high up in a baobab tree. And the birds! - I counted 125 species in eight days in Selous and Ruaha. We covered a large area, our guides finding some wonderful spots for breakfasts or lunches, and we rarely came across any other vehicles. Highly recommended for anyone seeking the safari experience in an area free of the crowds and really interested in learning about the wide variety of animals and birds - thank you, Kwihala, for a wonderful stay. - D4045MWcharlotted