Safari Ruaha

Mwagusi Safari Camp

Located on the banks of The Mwagusi sand river, The Mwagusi Safari camp is a unique collection of “bandas” which are spacious tents covered with a permanent thatch roof providing a large comfortable living area with ensuite shower & flushing toilet and solar powered electricity.

Really the “bandas” are more like a 4* Hotel suite in a stunning, wild setting than modern day European glamping!

The main dining area is built overlooking the riverbed with a relaxed reading area as well as spacious dining facilities, providing excellent meals. The chefs cater for special dietary preferences and food intolerances.

All stays are based on a full board package with the possibility of having a picnic lunch while out on a game drive.

With over 30 years of in-park experience Chris Fox has created an oasis with the emphasis on the guests experiencing the wildlife and Ruaha`s natural surroundings in the most personal and charming way.

Chris`s knowledge of Ruahas wildlife is second to none and his special affinity for elephants is well documented.

Guest may choose if they want to go on one long game drive per day or two shorter ones returning to the camp for lunch allowing for potential better wildlife viewing during the cooler mornings or evenings. Flexibility is the key and the day game drives are all included in the full board nightly rate.

When you are not out on game drives the wildlife may come to the dry river bed and you can watch from your own banda or the dining area. Especially the elephants that dig holes in the sand to access the water below.

The Mwagusi Camp is one of the few operations in Ruaha that is recently allowed to go on “Night Game Drives” allowing the potential to see the carnivores hunting. The drives need to return to camp by 2200hrs. It is an optional extra that needs to be paid for on site.

Each game drive is in an open sided 4WD vehicle with experienced local driver and knowledgeable guide. You will be able to stop when you like to photograph or just observe and enjoy the wildlife.

The Mwagusi sand river is the actual location of “The Glade Pride of Lions” referred to in the recent National Geographic Documentary: “Lion Kingdom.”

Contact us at so we can Tailor make your Safari including inland flights, a possible stay at The Ruaha River Lodge as well and/or a beach and/or diving holiday on Mafia Island.