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san diego, United States
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my wife and I very much enjoyed this camp. Justin, our guide for the entire stay of five nights, was a wonder and joy. Constant enthusiasm and a great eye made each day special. The place where we slept was as good as it gets. Fabulous view of the river; quiet; inhouse bathroom; very, very good shower; protected against insects....

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ruaha is an amazing park, and Mwagusi is a great place from which to explore it. This is my second visit, and I was as enchanted as I had been last year. Game drives can be dusty and tiring (however interesting) since the distances covered can be daunting. However, getting back to the comfort of Mwagusi, taking a superb hot...

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Thank mruth14
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mwagusi was the first of four camps we experienced in Tanzania during our first ever trip to Africa. Our banda (#10, I believe) was very comfortable and Alex and Erica did everything to make our group's (we were a mighty 16) stay enjoyable. Totally solar powered, I was blown away by the quality and diversity of food and baked goods...

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Mwagusi at Ruthann was the middle of our 14 night safari, what a treat. The banda was clean, fresh, spacious and private. The food was different every day, also fresh, good quality and cooked so well. The guide made our holiday as the game drives where amazing with all his knowledge and passion about wild life. All the staff made...

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Hopewell, New Jersey
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Mwagusi is a beautiful, remote camp located deep in Ruaha NP on the edge of a dry river. You can feel the isolation of the place, like it's only you, the animals and the remote African bush. We spent 6 nights at the camp the last week of Nov. Our "banda" was very spacious with a large front porch sitting...

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1Thank Witold G
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Mwagusi is an unusual camp in that the Bandas [accommodation] are uniquely ugly from the outside but attractive inside with great views over the [then dry] river bed. and very unusual inside. The camp follows an 'open policy' in that your banda is open to all during your absence and one is encouraged to hide anything shiny which might attract...

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Reviewed 15 December 2016

We opted for the Mwagusi Safari Camp and splashed out a cool $300 ($150 each) on one of their luxury banda's (‘temporary shelter’). Believe it or not, this was the best deal we could find for staying in the park, the five other options were charging anything from $295+ per person. We really enjoyed our one night at Mwagusi safari...

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Thank Noel P
Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 December 2016

This camp is all about being as Eco friendly as possible so do ignore those that say there was no ice. There is ice and solar power and even a generator for the office if you need to charge anything. There is plentiful hot water but it was so hot that cold water was all we needed and actually shaving...

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Attleborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 November 2016

We found the camp too crowded together, too busy, too heavy build, too tired. Whilst the individual bandas were spacious and quite comfortable there were many practicality issues: the highly polished floor was slippery and dangerous particularly near the shower when wet, only the sleeping area was insect proofed making nocturnal ‘visits’ noisy and difficult, the basin only had a...

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Georgetown, Guyana
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Grew up going to Ruaha national park & mwagusi was always the highlight. When I was a kid we would stop by for an icy soda. When I got older we stayed in the comfy tents with beds & solar powered light. Very authentic experience & take great care of you with expert guides to great food around the fire...

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Nestled into the bank of the Mwagusi River, this small exclusive tented camp overlooks the beautiful riverbed and all its’ natural visitors. Our camp is built along the lines of a traditional old-style African safari experience. Each tent is designed within a thatched banda with polished clay-red floors. Luxury has not been forgotten with an en-suite bathing area and a shaded veranda with lounging cushions and swinging hammock. Enjoy excellent game-viewing with our knowledgeable guides, on a game drive or a safari walk. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mwagusi Camp

Address: Chris Fox Mwagusi Safari Camp Ruaha National Park | Iringa, Ruaha National Park, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Iringa Region > Ruaha National Park
Hotel Class:3 star — Mwagusi Camp 3*
Number of rooms: 13
Also Known As:
Mwagusi Camp Hotel Ruaha National Park
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“All bandas are individual and very comfortable with great views”
 of 5 bubbles mruth14, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The bandas to the left of the dining area have a better view of the dry river since they are at a higher level.”
 of 5 bubbles 836witoldg, 26 Dec 2016 | Read review
“If you are disabled and then you need to ask for accommodation near to the dining and departure area.”
 of 5 bubbles suziewong1, 23 Dec 2016 | Read review
“This is a quiet lodge and the most noise will be from the passing animals at night”
 of 5 bubbles Studd2710, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“usually the elephants are the ones that decide which room they want to lunch outside of”
 of 5 bubbles MRMmd, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
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