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Kwihala Camp

The Ruaha, Tanzania

Kwihala Camp is part of the Asilia Africa group and is a simple yet luxurious safari camp set deep in the untouched wilderness of the Ruaha. The high standard of guiding here and fantastic game-viewing are two of its many highlights.

At a Glance

  • A classic and luxurious safari camp

  • The lanterns that light up the main areas of the camp offer a real sense of African wilderness

  • The Ruaha is a fantastic game viewing location with minimal human traffic

  • Set in an area famous for its high concentration of predators

Wildlife, Adventure, Honeymoon, Family

Insider's View

Head here to visit the best and most authentic tented camp in the Ruaha with excellent guiding.

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

Ask Kwihala's guide Lorenzo to show you how the scorpions glow in the dark under his UV torch

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

With such a high density of big cats in the area, a night drive is not to be missed.

Scott Dunn team

Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation to Kwihala Camp or take a look at our itineraries to Selous and southern Tanzania


Kwihala is an intimate camp with just six guest tents set in this exceptionally wild part of Tanzania, far from any other camps so you will see little if any human activity. Game drives and bush walks are a standard part of the day here and the incredible guides will take you further into the wild than you could possibly have been before. The area is renowned for its high concentration of predators and contains a tenth of the world lion population. You'll also find over 500 bird species here as well as a huge variety of other game.

The camp itself is situated not far from the Mwagusi Sand River, so enjoys incredible views of its surroundings as well as a nice cooling breeze during the heat of the day. The six safari tents are furnished in a simple yet comfortable way, are very spacious, and have en-suite bathrooms with flush toilet and shower.

The main tent has a very spacious lounge and dining area although guests will most often find themselves gathering around the campfire outside discussing all that goes on in this fascinating corner of Africa. The guest tents have solar generated electricity for lighting but the public areas of the camp are lit mostly by campfire and lanterns, creating an incredibly authentic and romantic atmosphere.


6 safari tents, two of which can be converted into triples.


Children over 6 welcome although the camp is not specifically recommended for children.


In-room lockable box, Laundry service, battery charging facilities in rooms, en-suite bathrooms, flush toilets.


Game drives, night drives, walking safaris.

Location & Directions

The Ruaha, Tanzania

Located in the best wildlife area of the great Ruaha National Park in Tanzania, East Africa. The closest airstrip to the camp is Msembe which is about 45-minutes away.

When to go

Tanzania is a large country, with a varied climate. Generally, the long rains run from March to May - the temperature is warm and the humidity is high. June to October is the long dry season, typically considered the best months for game-viewing as the wildlife is more concentrated around water sources and the grass is grazed and trampled down. Selous and southern Tanzania is typically hot and humid from December to May, without a dry period to break up the rains, so travel is not recommended during the British winter months. Due to the rains the camp will be closed annually from mid-March to the 1st June.

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Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation to Kwihala Camp or take a look at our itineraries to Selous and southern Tanzania

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