• Location: Tanzania, Ruaha
  • Type of Accommodation: Tented Lodge
  • Comfort Level: Comfortable


Owned and run by an experienced safari couple and employing expert local guides, Ikuka Safari Camp is the perfect answer for travellers looking to explore Tanzania’s remote and wild Ruaha National Park. Consisting of only six thatched, open-sided suites, Ikuka enjoys a magnificent setting on a ridge overlooking the sprawling Ruaha valley; the views are sensational and the accommodation quietly luxurious.

The focus at Ikuka Safari Camp is on the twice-daily game drives. Little-visited Ruaha is in fact one of Africa’s biggest national parks and spans both typical southern and east African environments. The result is a great diversity of wildlife as well as some of the largest lion and elephant populations on the continent. The bird count is around 500 species, making it a birdwatcher’s paradise, and guided safari walks can also be arranged at camp.

Open all year except April and May (the heavy rain season), the camp is a fly-in destination, usually accessed from Dar es Salaam. It combines well with wildlife destinations in central and southern Tanzania such as the Selous Game Reserve as well as Katavi and Mahale National Parks. With Dar es Salaam as its logistics hub, Ikuka Safari Camp is also a good choice for travellers looking to combine a safari with a beach holiday on the Tanzanian coast or Zanzibar archipelago.


  • Intimate camp in a breath-taking wilderness setting
  • Game drives & guided walks
  • Excellent big game viewing & birding
  • Great for adventurous safari lovers

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Built on polished wooden decking and shaded by thatch roofs, the camp’s communal areas are open, light and breezy. There is a lounge, dining area and a well-stocked bar as well as an outdoor pool and sundeck; a flight of stairs takes you to the cosy library. Hot water and electricity are available 24 hours a day.

General Facilities

    24-hour Security
    Laundry service
    Private balcony or deck
    Secure parking
    Swimming pool
    Wi-fi available


The day begins with a buffet breakfast at camp before your morning game drive; alternatively, you may start the day with a light breakfast and then have a bush brunch while out in Ruaha. Lunches are light and served buffet style; dinners are 3-course affairs served by candle light or under the stars. Meals are enjoyed communally in the dining areas but private dining may also be requested.

Safari Tent

Open-sided to catch the breeze and thatched for a comfortable interior temperature, Ikuka’s six rooms are each dominated by an enormous bed surrounded by draped cream curtains. The neutral colour scheme and use of local natural materials creates a sophisticated and serene ambience, augmented by the sensational views from almost every angle. Step outside and you find your private deck with chairs; back inside you will find the room has its own bathroom with a rain shower, flush toilet and twin washbasins. The room is furnished with chairs, a writing desk and leather sofa; there is hot water 24 hours a day and electric lighting.


    En-suite bathroom
    Outdoor area


  • Game drives
  • Guided walking safaris
  • Photographic safaris
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jul 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 $600 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Nov 2017 - 19 Dec 2017 $495 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 20 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018 $600 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 07 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018 $495 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018 $525 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Jul 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $665 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Nov 2018 - 19 Dec 2018 $525 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 20 Dec 2018 - 06 Jan 2019 $665 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 07 Jan 2019 - 20 Mar 2019 $525 Fully Inclusive Plus

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Guide's Room Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

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Rikke Williams

Rikke Williams

Africa Safari Expert

"This owner run luxury camp is situated on a hill offering stunning views across the Ruaha Valley. I highly recommend spending an afternoon at the lodge taking in the spectacular surroundings with a drink in hand"



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