Mwagusi Safari Camp Newsletter, July 2014

With the dry season firmly entrenched, the pale grasses and leafless trees and shrubs make game viewing easier. The Mwagusi River bed is a layer of dry sand that belies the savings account of water still lying close to the surface. The elephants make withdrawals, opening holes to drink and bathe, then leaving the holes open, allowing smaller species to gain access to the treasured water. Lunchtime in dining often gives sightings of Yellow Baboons, Impala, Greater Kudu, Banded Mongoose and a variety of birds gathering to take their turn.

Weekly updates 23-30 September 2013

What a busy week it has been at Mwagusi. Busy in terms of game viewing that is. Guests have been really privileged to see all of the three big cats during an afternoon drive, on more than one occasion. Heading out on Thursday our guests witnessed a male cheetah feeding on an impala, a single leopard resting away the day’s heat in a big baobab tree and lions feasting intensely on a zebra carcass. What more could you ask for on an afternoon game drive around Africa’s best-kept secret, Ruaha National Park.

Chris Fox, owner and manager, was born in Tanzania and is passionate about Africa, the park and wildlife. His knowledge of Ruaha extends back to long holidays spent camping in this area before it even became a National Park, and whose family helped to ensure that the land was gazetted and fully protected in 1964. Read more...

Mwagusi is one of the nominees for the Safari Awards 2011, the annual award scheme run by the Good Safari Guide. If you've been to Mwagusi Camp, please consider voting for us.

A unique and secluded camp unobtrusively located along the banks of the Mwagusi River in Ruaha National Park, dubbed one of Tanzania’s best kept secrets. Ruaha offers untold rewards to those who venture off the beaten track with dramatic landscapes, abundant wildlife and a fleeting glimpse of an Africa long-forgotten. Read More...

Highly skilled and well-trained guides offer guests the opportunity to share in their passion for the African bush and benefit from their years of experience. With specially adapted, open-sided 4WD vehicles, guests are afforded the very best game viewing experience that Ruaha has to offer. Read More...

Mwagusi Safari Camp offers a fully en-suite tented experience with a unique and naturally-inspired design that reflects understated safari elegance. Recline in the comfort of your private verandah and witness the pristine wilderness undisturbed. Enjoy excellent and attentive service in a warm and peaceful atmosphere. Read More...

Enjoy delicious meals with a huge variety of fresh produce in an intimate and relaxed atmosphere. All food is prepared with special care and attention using unique personally-styled recipes. Scrumptious evening meals are complemented by romantic candle-light under the blanket of African stars. Read More...

Mwagusi Safari Camp operates as a self-sustainable bush camp with the aim to have little or no impact on its environment. The camp has been constructed in perfect harmony with the beauty of the bush. Wherever possible, natural resources with a minimal carbon footprint are used. Read More...

All staff is cross-trained in various trades awarding them with a diverse and varied skill set. A permanent camp-employed instructor trains guides through an intensive, ongoing bush guiding programme. Guests can also help the local communities by offering support and donations to the Foxes Community and Wildlife Conservation Trust. Read More...