Luxury Safari Tent Camping in Ruaha National Park, TanzaniaRuaha National Park, Iringa Region (Tanzania)
Luxury Safari Tent Camping in Ruaha National Park, Tanzania
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For guests looking for a safari adventure, they need not look further than this truly unique and mesmerizing camping site in Ruaha National Park, Tanzania, and a stay at one of these luxury safari tents. Blending in beautifully with its surroundings, the camp is tucked below a dappled riverine canopy on the banks of a seasonal sand river, which is a natural pathway for animals in search of water.
Accommodation at this glamping site comprises of eight large and well-appointed tented suites, built on raised wooden platforms, under enormous thatched roofs that also encompass a spacious private veranda which overlooks the riverbed. Cozy together under warming quilts in an eight-foot-wide dhow wood emperor bed and fall asleep to the hum of Africa beyond the canvas and wake up to the morning tea tray and animals ambling past the mosquito net windows.
Positioned on one of the meanders with sweeping views of the bank beyond lies the camp bar, lounge, and restaurant, which is an open wooden terrace that is shaded by a high thatched roof and filled with sumptuous sofas and striking furniture made of reclaimed dhow wood. It is an inviting spot to relax with a cup of tea while leafing through one of the camp library’s reference books or to socialize with camp managers and fellow guests around the bar with an ice-cold drink in hand. Alternatively, on warm days, glampers can laze around the pool and enjoy the sights and sounds of being so close to nature.
There are many amenities at this unique glamping site that ensure guests have the most comfortable and luxurious getaway possible. There are 24-hour security and battery charging facilities so glampers will be able to recharge their electronics to capture each beautiful moment and sight they see.
There is a communal dining area for glampers to enjoy delicious meals, as well as a complimentary laundry service. Guests can use the on-site library.
- Linens and pillows
- Double bed
Check out: Flexible
Infants allowed Under 2 years old
Children allowed 2-12 years old
During the dry season, as water sources diminish and vegetation dries out, the wildlife has no option but to seek water at the limited water holes, guaranteeing a spectacular pageant of predatory action.
It is the responsibility of the traveler to obtain the necessary visas for their trip.
Rates are listed per person, per night.
U.S. dollars are favored above Sterling, and most excursions, tips, drinks, and curios can be paid for in dollars.
Flights departing Zanzibar are subject to a departure tax of $46 per person for international flights and around $15 per person for internal flights. Flights from Kigali are subject to a departure tax of $40. These amounts must be paid locally in cash. All other taxes within Tanzania are prepaid.
Be kind to the environment and take care of the surroundings.
Location and surroundings
Ruaha National Park, Iringa Region (Tanzania)
Detailed location provided after booking
- Wildlife watching
- Safari/Game drive
The game viewing at and around this glamping site is some of the best in the world, and Tanzania’s coastline and islands have some of the world's most beautiful beaches too. Here, glampers can seamlessly combine an authentic, wild safari adventure with a deserted Indian Ocean beach holiday, a match made in heaven.
Tanzania is well-developed in terms of activities and experiences, so why not add in a hot air balloon trip, a night fly-camping in the bush, a spot of pristine reef diving or an alfresco dinner in the middle of the Serengeti?
Africa and Tanzania specifically, is a land best explored on foot; with its stunning landscapes and great guides, getting out and about on foot awakens the senses and brings glampers closer to the action. There is a myriad of choices for walking to all the best safari places; whether just a brief excursion or over a period of days, Tanzania provides a variety of landscapes and wildlife for all to be amazed at.
Good riding safaris are something to treasure; for those who are comfortable in a saddle and experienced enough to manage a few hours in the bush, this site offers some brilliant safari experiences for all, in addition, there are shorter rides in other beautiful locations around the site for those less confident riders.
Much of the joy of travel is the experience of other cultures and traditions. Take the time to know and understand the local heritage of Tanzania. Cultural tourism is a tricky thing to accomplish well, but if it is done well it is incredibly worthwhile. The opportunity to interact on a personal level with Tanzanian's will enhance glampers' experience to no end.
To the northeast, glampers will find notable mountains and volcanoes including the biggest mountain in Africa, Kilimanjaro, as well as Mount Meru. Moving further west over part of the Rift Valley (Gregory Rift) is the Ngorongoro Crater. To the west of the Crater Highlands lies the world-renowned Serengeti National Park, home to the annual migration of millions of wildebeest.
Lake Victoria and Lake Tanganyika lie on two of Tanzania’s borders, whilst inland at the center of Tanzania is a large plateau where glampers will find one of the favorite wildlife areas, Selous National Park. To the east is the coast and Tanzania’s transport hub, Dar es Salaam, a gateway to the Zanzibar Archipelago in all its spiced glory.
The allure of Zanzibar often overshadows Tanzania's stunning mainland coast and other islands, leaving them beautifully uncrowded for travelers in the know. The beaches here are fabulous, generally deserted and offer good value for money. There is not much to do in many cases, but for those who would simply like to just relax and recharge in a glorious natural setting, a stay here at the beginning or end of a glamping trip is ideal.