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Mwagusi: What we think

A fantastic camp situated in the remote wilderness of the Ruaha National Park.  It has a formidable reputation as a true safari camp that offers its guests a very authentic experience.  It offers a ‘rustic luxury’ that gives you everything you need in a true Tanzanian style.  Run by the inimitable Chris Fox, who has spent his entire life in the park; it’s real safari, in a great park with awesome guides. It helps that the food and service are also brilliant.

Mwagusi deserves 5 paws due to the excellent game area, passionatly owner run and we love the food!
Guide Price: $534 per person
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Mwagusi: Interesting Facts

  • An incredible game viewing location in the park
  • 13 rustic, wooden bandas that are comfortable, but not over the top
  • Great guiding
  • Privately run by Chris Fox, a Ruaha mancub
  • SPECIAL OFFER: 4 nights for 3

Mwagusi: In depth

Mwagusi is located in Ruaha, south Tanzania.  The park is one of the most remote and beautiful Tanzania safari locations and the lodge provides an excellent base to take in all its natural wonders.
The bandas are beautiful in a very natural way and blend perfectly into the surroundings.  The open verandas are full of sofas, bean bags and comfy hammocks for the guests to relax and read a book in between games drives.  The bandas themselves are spacious and well decorated in the same easy, rustic fashion.
The river bed that the lodge is built along is often dry and sandy, making it a stunning restaurant.  The sandy bed is lit with lanterns and you can dine out beneath the stars. This is what makes this Ruaha Safari that extra bit special.
Mwagusi is owned and run by the famous Chris Fox, one of the most famous names in east Africa and one of the pioneers of the Ruaha National Park, his family helped to ensure that the land was gazetted and fully protected in 1964.  Waking up and seeing Chris strolling along the river bed with a friendly old bull elephant is a sight to behold, and it’s that atmosphere that makes this camp so special.  Tanzania safari holidays rarely have this level of expertise permeating all levels of the camp.

Mwagusi: Client Reviews

   100% based on 3 customer reviews
Mwagusi (Ruhaha Park) : we really enjoyed Ruhaha and the lodge. As promised, Mwagusi is amazing, the games drives were excellent – we had wonderful guides and driver (Isaac and Vicent) – and we brought back beautiful pictures
   5 stars

Hi, we did indeed enjoy our trip very much with everything going to plan . Our self booked flights with Kenya Airways via Nairobi to Dar were on time and very comfortable in business. In fact the connection to the internal flight to Mwagusi from Dar was tight as they wanted to bring departure forward but they waited for us.
Mwagusi and Ruaha was everything we remembered from 13 years ago , a really wonderful camp
M. Smith
   5 stars

We had a great time. Mwagusi was best of all, Mdonya was really nice and Katuma was great, fantastic leopard sightings which we were hoping for as well as lions around our tent on two mornings…great! Just to let you know everything ran like clock-work, picked up, transported etc from airport and hotel perfectly, internal flights between reserves excellent…your organisation was faultless and we are whole heartedly recommending you to anyone else travelling to Africa (actually quite a few fellow travellers had booked through you, and all were very happy with their arrangements).
Thanks again,
M Bruorton
   5 stars
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