Ikuka Safari Camp is a tented lodge set on the top of a ridge overlooking the Mwagusi River Valley in the northern part of Ruaha National Park.

Ikuka Safari Camp is an owner run property which offers a sophisticated and relaxing lodge experience without losing any connection with the surrounding bush environment. The elevated location, wonderful views and swimming pool naturally encourage visitors to relax during the heat of the day, whilst the core game viewing areas around the Mwagusi River are just a 25 minute drive away. In general Ikuka is slightly less adventurous than some other tented camps in the park, offering more substantial accommodation and central areas, but with friendly personal service and excellent guiding, Ikuka is still very suitable for travellers looking for a genuine wilderness experience and who enjoy a warm and relaxed lodge atmosphere.


Accommodation at Ikuka is in seven open-sided tents dotted along the escarpment, each affording fantastic views over the park. They have been beautifully designed using neutral colours and comprise of canvas, white quartz…


Ruaha National Park was previously part of the huge Rungwa Game Reserve, with which it shares its north-western boundary. In 1964, it was gazetted as the National Park. The terrain within the park is well wooded and undulating. The Great…


Children from over seven years of age are permitted at Ikuka. There is a two story family tent which is also suitable for friends travelling together provided they are happy to share one bathroom. On the ground floor is a…

Conservation & community

Ikuka supports the Southern Tanzania Elephant Project (STEP) who protect the long term security of elephants and the welfare of the communities on the borders of the protected areas in which they operate. Graduates from the Ikuka’s…

Location Ruaha National Park
Access Scheduled or Charter flight into Msembe, plus 1 hour drive
Open June to March
Pricing £££££
Camp Style Safari lodge
Focus Big game / Birding
Children 7 years +
Activities Game drives (day) / Guided walks
Vehicles Open
Maximum Guests on Vehicle 6
Private Vehicle Options Yes
Off-road Driving No
Number of Rooms 7 tents (including 1 family tent)
Family Accommodation 1 double storey two bedroomed family tent / Triples possible
Bathroom Flush toilet / Plumbed basin / Plumbed shower
Power for charging In room
Lighting Solar
Hairdryer Not possible
Heating/Cooling Fans
Room Safe Yes
Laundry Service Complimentary
Communication in room Horn
Wi-Fi Communal areas
Mobile Reception Yes
Swimming Communal / Family tent has plunge pool
Wellness No
Dining Style Communal (private on request)
Drinks Included House drinks
Credit Cards Visa and Mastercard