MWAGUSI SAFARI LODGE – RUAHA NATIONAL PARK
Mwagusi safari lodge is a 3-star mid- range accommodation situated on the banks’ of Tanzanias’ seasonal Mwagusi sand River in the southern circuit of Tanzania Ruaha national park. The camp is found in remote wilderness overlooking the beautiful riverbeds and Vast open plains. It takes approximately 5-6 hours flight from Arusha Town to the Close Msembe airstrip since its far by road transport to Ruaha national park over 942km and flying is the best way to the park . It takes about 45 minutes’ drive from the airstrip to the Camp and 120km (3 hours’ drive) from Iringa town.
Mwagusi safari camp consists of 13 spacious and comfortable tented Chalets suitable for family, individual solo travellers and couples with the view of the River and surrounding plains built in African Traditional style with natural materials of grass thatched roofs, local woods. Tents are well elevated on a raised platform, decorated in Ethnic Manner and furnished with tranquility and en suite private facilities of flushing toilet , separate bathroom with hot and cold showers, mosquito nets , wooden chairs and tables , extinguishers, free bottled water in the rooms , free toiletries, had wash basin , white curtains to mention but few . Each Chalet has a large Interior sitting areas and covered veranda that give a stunning view over the Mwagusi sand River and surrounding areas. Chalets are well equipped with comfortable beds containing queen sized beds and wooden ceiling fans. There is a camp fire pit with comfortable seats where guests relax especially after a safari as they share stories; it also provides warmth during chill weather. Chalets are in different sizes with singles bed with individuals, doubles beds for couples / twins, and family rooming options as mentioned above with different costs starting from 200$ per night and above. The room rate keeps changing as they go high during peak season than in low seas
Mwagusi safari camp offers more services and facilities which include;
A dining area in the main building with the stunning view of the park serving different cuisines both international and African- inspired meals that meets guests choice. Meals offered includes Continental breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner in the main building served by well trained, friendly and welcoming staff, you can have meals in any place of your choice either veranda overlooking the river and the park or in the dining areas. Bush breakfast is also offered while enjoying morning sunrises and bush dinners while overlooking the stars in the sky.
A-well stocked bar with variety of refreshment both alcoholic and nonalcoholic overlooking the spectacular view of the park and surrounding area. You relax while sipping the sundowners as you listen to the Africa’s sound of nature.
Services; Free parking space available, offers airport pick -ups and drop-offs, Laundry and house- keeping services available, 24 hour desk
WIFI hotspot available in the rooms that will keep you connected and also enables visitors to keep in touch with their families and friends.
Activities to do while at the lodge include; game viewing in the park and around the lodge that will give you a chance to see more wildlife roaming along the river, Guided nature walks ,birding/ bird watching in the park and many more activities.
Ruaha national park is the second largest national park in Tanzania after Nyerere national park found in the south of the central mid- point of Tanzania and west of Iringa Town .
The park was established in 1964 and It covers the total area of 20,226 square kilometers (7,809 ) square miles The Park is most visited and has different categories of accommodations that include Budget, Mid- range/ moderate and Luxury/expensive accommodations that are convenient and affordable to any travellers, tourists visiting the park. Ruaha national park has a variety of wildlife that includes; large herds of elephants, 10 percent of lions, Zebras , Buffaloes , cheetahs , Giraffes , antelopes , hyenas, Hippos and many more and over 570 species of birds that includes ; endemic species, migratory species with ostriches, starling , weaver birds, Kingfishers, hornbills etc. There are more activities to do while in the park and at the lodge which include; , game drive in the park which enables you to spot wide range and different animals in the park , Guide nature walks in the park, Hot air balloon rides that gives good view of the Savannah plains at 450$ per person , hand craft safaris, Camping ,Flying safaris, walking night safaris, cultural visits in the local villages, Bird watching/Birding since the park has more species bird ,the watchers can’t be disappointed , to mention but a few.