Mwagusi Safari Camp

A beautiful upmarket lodge in the wonderful Ruaha National Park

Mwagusi Safari Camp

Mwagusi Safari Camp is a beautiful upmarket lodge in the wonderful Ruaha National Park, well run by its passionate owner Chris Fox. The accommodation is in thirteen large, private, thatched cabins complete with en suite facilities, tented bedrooms and large seating areas overlooking the Ruaha River so you can enjoy fantastic doorstep wildlife viewing. The rooms and main building have been constructed with local reed and other natural materials giving them a deceptively rustic feel.

The spacious central restaurant and lounge area has a fantastic view over the Ruaha River. The food at the lodge is superb and dinner can be served alfresco in the bush lit by lanterns and candlelight on request. Alongside traditional safari game drives, bush walks are also very productive here and the birding is particularly good.

With highly knowledgeable guides, an exceptional level of service and a beautiful location, Mwagusi must rank as one of the best wildlife lodges in Africa.


Private bathrooms, restaurant, bar, lounge, laundry service and a small gift shop.

Local Wildlife

Ruaha is particularly important as the ranges of eastern and southern species overlap here to produce a high diversity of mammals and birds. Large numbers of elephants can be seen along the Ruaha River (particularly in the dry season) and the park is really good for big cat sightings with large prides of lions, leopard and cheetah frequently spotted. There are also healthy populations of wild dog, buffalo, zebra and over 500 bird species. Rarer species such as the roan and sable antelope, Lichtenstein’s hartebeest and lesser kudu also reside in the park.

Optional Activities

Game drives and walking safaris.

Number of rooms


Air Conditioning


Swimming Pool


Jonathan Morris
Area Specialist

The bush dinners here are fabulous: delicious dishes, a long table, candles and good company at a different location each night. Shine a strong torch into the distance and you will probably find a few eyes shining back at you: the wildlife is never very far away.

If you have any queries about this accommodation please feel free to call me directly on +44 (0)1803 866965 or...

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Lovely rooms. Really special place with superb service. We loved the evenings spent dining under the stars!

Mrs L F – Chelmsford