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Vuma Hills, a beautiful camp!

The Vuma Hills Tended Camp is beautifully situated on a hillside with a view of Mikumi NP! Because of the journey home, we, the five travelers, could only stay one night. However, we recommend tourists to book several nights! Because of COVID-19 we were the only guests, although the mask requirement was lifted! The tents are big and spacious and everything was very clean. The camp is very quiet and you can sleep very well! The staff was very friendly and attentive. The food was very well cooked and tasted excellent. The bush baby also came to visit, to the delight of the ladies! The manager was also very friendly and attentive. We can highly recommend Vuma Hills, a pearl for nature lovers!

HeinzG198

Switzerland

Fantastic lodge on the Ruaha River!

The stay at the Ruaha River Lodge was a nature experience for us five travelers! Because of COVID-19 we were the only guests and we were very well looked after! The end of the mask requirement was finally over! The accommodations were large and spacious, the beds very good for sleeping. The food was excellently cooked and very good. The cook and the staff gave everything, we were very satisfied! The manager also looked after us every day. We were allowed to enjoy four nights in the nature of Ruaha NP. The road from Iringa to the lodge is 125 km long and difficult to drive on. But a longer stay at the lodge makes you forget the hardships of the journey. You could also reach Ruaha Park by light aircraft. The lodge is highly recommended, even at the beginning of February!

HeinzG198

Switzerland

'Uniquelly situated on the banks of the Ruaha River'

Uniquely situated on the banks of the Ruaha River, the beautifully decorated and spacious chalets have amazing views of the river and all the wildlife that call the river home.
From the deck of our chalet literally built on the water's edge, we could enjoy the noisy interaction of the hippos, the coming and going of giraffes and antelopes on the opposite bank, the nesting of birds on a tree standing in the middle of the water and the tranquillity of this amazing, magical world
We had never before seen the river so full. It was an incredible sight.
As we have lived in East Africa most of our lives, we knew that during the rains in April, visiting the Park was definitely not the best time, to say the least. The thick vegetation and the abundancy of water would make for poor wildlife sightings, but, it was our only chance of going this year, so we had to go!!
And so it was. The game was few and hard to find but lovely Ruaha River Lodge, the friendly and efficient staff and the mighty Ruaha River made our trip worthwhile.

~ surya77

Ruaha River Lodge

Trip Advisor

Unforgettable Experience!
My husband and me spent two wonderful days in this Camp at the end of February. Everything was much better than our expectations. The Team und their kindness will always remain in our heart. The Service was excellent, both in the camp and in excursions. We saw many animals among which: zebras, giraffes, lions, hippos, crocodiles, elephants ...
They also gave us a surprising room upgrade and a free bottle of wine for our honeymoon.
We can only recommend this place!
All the best, Sara and René

Rufiji River Camp

Trip Advisor

Awesome Location!!!
An amazing hotel right on the river's edge, with spacious rooms and views. We saw hippos, elephants, giraffes, and antelopes sitting on our terrace!
The staff are very friendly and accommodating, and cater to all your requests. We had young kids, and grandparents, the staff was so patient with all their demands and needs.
The food was fresh and tasty, with a good selection.
We were celebrating a birthday and James decored the area for us beautifully.
We spend 2 nights there, it was absolutely the best experience.
Deffinaltey recommended!!

Ruaha River Lodge

Trip Advisor

Excellent service, amazing wildlife
My husband and I stayed at Stanleys for 3 nights in September 2018.Our first safari, and first trip to the continent of Africa. The pick up at the airstrip was seamless; our lunch was in the vehicle and our safari began. With in minutes we saw giraffes, zebra, and Cape buffalo.
Our driver was exceptional, he educated us on the ecosystem of the Mikumi game park.
We were thrilled that the game park was not over populated, often we were alone without another vehicle in sight.
The tent was better then expected, with beautiful views of the plain and a waterhole.All needs were looked after, and the bed reasonably comfortable
Our meals were beyond good! The staff supervised by manager Joesph were lovely and attentive.
Thanks to Joseph for being a gracious host; an asset to this beautiful tented camp!

Stanley's Kopje

Trip Advisor

Tranquil place with great people
I spent two nights at the camp during my recent trip to Mikumi and Ruaha National Parks, and enjoyed ever minute.
Excellent location inside the park on top of the hill gives you magnificent views both from the main deck, and from your own balcony. The tents are well designed using natural materials only, comfortable and fit well with the location and the vibe of the place. I really enjoyed being out there in nature, being removed from all the worries of the world and just savouring every moment. It is very convenient for daily game drives in the park, as you do not need to lose the time on the road each day to reach the gate.
Best of all is the warm hospitality and friendly and professional service - it really makes this place special. And a couple of quite curios bushbabies which come out at dinner time too ( never seen a bushbaby before, by the way). Thank you everyone at Vuma Hills Camp, I wish I could stay longer. If you are looking for an accommodation for Mikumi Park trip, look no further.

Vuma Hills Tented Camp

Trip Advisor

Beautiful place with wonderful activities
Stayed here some days with the family. Fantastic, welcoming staff and great hearty food. English breakfasts and teatime with cake. Horse riding in tea plantations and gum tree forests, with lovely guides. Grass tennis, badminton, pool table and a croquet lawn. Lakes for fishing. Beautiful gardens and free roaming horses. The cabins were clean and cosy, one with an open fireplace. All in all, this is a lovely place to come for a relaxing, rural retreat.

Mufindi Highlands Lodge

Trip Advisor

A Must See
We are repeat visitors to Lazy Lagoon, and stayed again in September 2020. We keep coming back for the following reasons: Wonderfully secluded location, attentive staff, friendly atmosphere, small guest number capacity and lots of privacy, spacious two-storey bungalows right down to the water at high tide, and easy walks on an empty sandy beach. Amenities are basic, food is basic, no frills, unpretentious, laid-back - just the way we like it! And the most amazing night sky!

Lazy Lagoon Island Lodge

Trip Advisor

A very "wild" experience
My wife and I, and four friends just spent three nights at Fox's Katavi Wildlife Camp. It was great. The camp is tucked in along the side of a great plain, in which a river runs through. Each room and the main dining / congregating area looks out on the plain, which is constantly full of different wildlife. The entire area is just booming with game. The area is massive so you can cover quite a lot of new ground on the game drives. The guides were great. Very knowledgeable and friendly. The camp manager was great, always made sure we were happy and taken care of. The food quality was excellent, and plentiful. The fact that these camps are so open aired places make it a great get away during these times. You are always able to social distance at these camps. Each banda is very private and quite far from each other, and the main areas are large and accommodating to social distancing. The people in the camps were willing to take any measure you'd like them to, in order for you to feel comfortable. We really enjoyed our bandas. They were very clean and comfortable. It made you feel like you were camping but protected from the wilderness. Absolutely fantastic.

Katavi Wildlife Camp

Trip Advisor

Wonderful experience
I and my partner spent two nights and three days in the Rufiji River Camp in late December, 2020. We enjoyed all the activities that the Camp offered - road safari, boat safari, and walking safari very much thanks to the kind and passionate Camp team - Joseph, Edward, Howly, and Isac. Also, every meal in the Camp was amazing, which I have missed so much till now. The tent was spacious, clean, and cozy nestled in trees and bushes where we could enjoy the real nature and from river view. Also, from the balcony of the tent we could see small animals moving around such as Mongooses. I would like to appreciate the Camp team for their smooth management and kind care for us. Hope that we could visit here again.

Rufiji River Camp

Trip Advisor

Unforgettable expereince, loved every minute
I loved my stay at Ruaha River Lodge - spent 3 nights there as part of my Southern Tanzania trip.
It is one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited ( and I spent most of my adult life in Africa and seen a lot of amazing places). The guest bungalows are right on the river bank, so that you can sit on your deck and watch dozens of hippos in the water, or elephants, giraffes and even lions coming to the river ( haven't seen the latter but heard the roar). I wish I had booked an additional day just to do that, my only regret.
The bungalows are well designed and very comfortable, with good natural ventilation. I also loved the evenings around the campfire, where you can talk to the other guests and share your experiences. Or just marvel at the sky bright with starlight, and listen to hippos coming out for grazing. I cannot wait to go back to Ruaha NP, and spend another few unforgettable days at River Lodge.

Ruaha River Lodge

Trip Advisor

Excellent accommodation
Very organized staff and team to provide such amazing environment and experience.
Delicious food
Affordable prices
Its a good place for family and friends.
All season long as you can see everything.
Loved it

Stanley's Kopje

Trip Advisor

We stayed at Vuma Hills Camp for two nights in August 2021 and it was great. The camp has very spacious living tents with excellent beds. The food is great, the staff extremely friendly and all in all we felt very comfortable. In the national park we basically saw everything there was to see. Our guides from Foxes Safari were also super friendly and really knew the answer to every question. All in all, absolutely recommendable! Many thanks to the entire Vuma Hills team :-))))

Vuma Hills Tented Camp

Trip Advisor

Beyond perfect!
No words to express this place, it’s like mini Europe in Tanzania. A great place to relax and spend your holiday, away from the city life, with some fresh air! Super clean rooms, amazing service, kind and helpful staff. Food was delicious, served with desserts after meals. To enjoy the views more, recommended time is to go during spring season.

Mufindi Highlands Lodge

Trip Advisor

Amazing retreat
Our stay was an all-round amazing experience. We spent a week end in a spacious hut surrounded by nature and beach. We really liked the design of our bungalow and layout of Lazy Lagoon. The restaurant offered delicious food and great selection of cocktails and wine. Last but not least we need to highlight the staff. They made us feel like at home by going above and beyond to ensure we were having a good time. Special shout-out to Sandel who made our stay even more memorable. Thanks!

Lazy Lagoon Island Lodge

Trip Advisor

Geweldig verblijf!
Op de airstrip werden we opgewacht door Kevin en Obadiya; chauffeur en gids die ons tijdens ons verblijf begeleidden op onze drives. Een geweldig en deskundig team en ook nog prima gezelschap. Zij zorgden er - samen met de andere medewerkers van het camp - voor dat we een onvergetelijk verblijf hadden. We waren op dat moment de enige bezoekers maar hebben ons geen moment verveeld. Memorabel was een ontbijt met bezoek van een bushpig op het grasveld voor onze tafel. De tent was prima, evenals de keuken.

Katavi Wildlife Camp

Trip Advisor