Location: Selous & Southern Tanzania | Tanzania

Price guide: £££££ £350-£500 per person per night

Tiny, private Mwagusi Safari Camp enjoys a reputation out of all proportion to its size. Having immersed himself in the life and ecosystems of the Ruaha National Park since his childhood, owner Chris Fox is perfectly placed to lead his guests by vehicle or on foot to its most secret locations in search of species like lion, leopard, elephant and elusive wild dog.
Perfect forSerious safari fans and anyone looking for a truly wild bush experience with luxury thrown in.
In the knowTake a guided walk on the dry Ruaha river bed first thing in the morning and learn the different tracks of the animals who passed by in the night – fascinating.

Recommended for...

  • Family-friendly
  • Guiding
  • Honeymoon
  • Off the Beaten Track

Hotel Overview


In the Ruaha National Park, southern Tanzania, a short plane hop from Dar es Salaam.

Rooms at Mwagusi

Mwagusi’s public rooms are extravagant straw structures filled with decorative touches from natural materials - a dazzling variety of horns, skulls, snakeskins, pebbles and seed pods fill every surface. Each bedroom consists of a spacious tent sheltered by a cooling thatch roof and set on a polished red floor. Each has en-suite facilities with flushing toilet, an unlimited supply of hot water, shower, sink, shelving, a large mirror and good night-time lighting.

Food and Facilities

The day starts with tea or coffee delivered to your tent, and the huge post-game-drive breakfast can be eaten in camp or as a picnic in the bush. Lunch is a spread of salads, cold meats and breads and dinner is an outdoor buffet of vegetables, casseroles and meat or chicken dishes. Adjacent to the main dining is the reading room – equipped with table and chairs, a comfortable seating area and shelving with reading books.

Activities at Mwagusi

Mwagusi offers game drives in open-sided safari vehicles with expert guides. Large herds of elephant and buffalo are a common sighting and lion and leopard are abundant. Ruaha also provides a safe haven for rarer species such as African wild dog and the elusive striped hyena. Guided 2-3 hour walks, great for birdwatchers, are accompanied by an armed ranger.

Best time to go

Best time to travel

Good time to travel (but some limitations)

Travel is possible (but it’s not the best time)

Travel is not recommended

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
Best time to go

Hotel location

More places to stay in Selous & Southern Tanzania


call us on 020 7337 9010 to start planning your perfect trip

Make an enquiry