Kichaka Expeditions

Kichaka Expeditions is a specialist walking outfit located on a hill side in the remote north-east section of Ruaha National Park.

Kichaka Expeditions is a fantastic option for anyone travelling to Tanzania who is experienced in Africa and specifically enjoys walking safaris, great guiding and old school safari hospitality. Their main tented bush camp is very comfortable but has a slightly adventurous feel and would naturally attract guests who enjoy an exclusive, close to nature camp environment with friendly service and communal meals. But on top of this, their main focus is walking. Game drives are possible, especially in the afternoons, but you go to Kichaka for the walking and in particular the specialist guiding from owner Andrew Molinaro who has a wealth of experience in southern Tanzania and is an excellent host, together with his partner Noelle. For stays of five or seven nights they will usually include a few nights fly-camping, in which case the experience becomes even more adventurous. In general, this is a superb and very exclusive safari experience for the right clients, and a quite unique offering in Tanzania.


The base camp of Kichaka Expeditions, Kichaka Frontier, comprises of four spacious hexagonal ‘mobile’ tents, each comfortably furnished with king/twin beds, bedside tables, writing desk and large mirror, all of which are locally made…


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 under the age of 12 years are not accepted (must be over 16 to walk) and there is no triple or family accommodation. However, families with older teenage/adult children who are adventurous and keen on…

Conservation & community

The guides at Kichaka Expeditions contribute to two different data bases which work to help protect elephant and large carnivores in their National Park through the study and understanding of different individual species. The information…

Location Ruaha National Park
Access Scheduled or Charter flight into Msembe and 2 hour drive
Open All year
Pricing £££££
Camp Style Tented camp
Focus Walking / Big game / Birding / Wilderness
Children 12 years + (16+ walking)
Activities Walking / Game drives (by day / limited by night) / Fly-camping
Vehicles Open
Maximum Guests on Vehicle 6
Private Vehicle Options Only for exclusive groups
Off-road Driving No
Number of Rooms 4 tents
Family Accommodation No
Bathroom Short drop toilet / Bucket shower
Power for charging In room
Lighting Solar
Hairdryer Not possible
Heating/Cooling Standing fans
Room Safe No
Laundry Service Complimentary
Communication in room Radio
Wi-Fi No
Mobile Reception Yes
Swimming No
Wellness No
Dining Style Communal
Drinks Included House drinks
Credit Cards Not accepted