Ikuka Safari Camp
A stunning camp with unrivalled vistas across the captivating landscape of Ruaha.
Set high on the Mwagusi sand river escarpment, Ikuka Safari Camp is one of our family favourites in Ruaha National Park – Tess’s sister was married here.
The views from the camp itself cannot be beaten, nor can the combined knowledge and experience of the camp’s guides. In truth, the guiding here is not only some of the best in Ruaha, but in the whole of Tanzania.
Ruaha’s diverse ecosystems arguably require more extensive knowledge, more studying and more dedication to master than other areas of Tanzania, and therefore to guide confidently here, one must be the best of the best.
Ikuka Safari Camp pride themselves on the quality of their guiding, and the rigorousness of their training, and rightly so. Die-hard safari goers will be impressed, and as an introduction to safari, you’re in very safe hands. A walking safari with Mark, who owns and runs the camp, is much more than just a walk through the bush – he will bring every blade of grass, leaf and insect to life for you.
Capped with the delicious cuisine and laid-back yet attentive atmosphere, you may find you’ll be leaving, wishing you’d stayed longer.
Coral Tree luxury rating
Number of rooms
7 spacious tents, with one family tent
Ruaha National Park
Age 7 and above
Why we love it
“This family-owned and run camp with intoxicating views across the Ruaha and beyond is immensely hard to beat - it ticks every box, every time.”
Tess, Coral Tree founder
Key Highlights & Amenities
- The best views of Ruaha from any camp in the park
- Beautiful swimming pool area
- Owned and personally managed by a local family born and brought up near the park - no one knows it better
- Some of the very best guides to be found in Tanzania
- Airy and comfortable lounge and bar areas, extensive library
- Walking safaris for those 16 years old and over