Nyikani Camp Tarangire (formerly Kichuguu)

Nyikani Camp is a permanent tented camp located in the Tarangire River Valley in the heart of Tarangire National Park.

Nyikani is a lovely tented camp with a great position in Tarangire National Park. It is perhaps best suited as a ‘drive-in’ camp, where you explore the park with a private guide, but can also offer fly-in safaris hosted by resident guides. The tents and central mess areas are very comfortable and the camp maintains the atmosphere of a genuine tented camp. The management and staff are friendly and keen to provide a good service, and whilst we would never suggest Nyikani is a luxury option, it does maintain a reasonable level of sophistication. Ultimately Nyikani is a very practical and good quality option if some of the more exclusive/ upmarket tented lodges in Tarangire are either not your preference or are just out of range price wise.


Accommodation at Nyikani is provided in eleven comfortable guest tents with en suite bathroom facilities including a flush toilet and a traditional safari bucket shower. The carpeted rooms have either twin or double…


Tarangire is one of the more recently established wildlife sanctuaries, a 4,160 sq. km National Park which is often overlooked by travellers in their quest to see the Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti. In the dry season (July to October), the…


Children over the age of 12 years are permitted at Nyikani. There is a family unit which comprises of two en suite tents connected via a shared lounge. It is possible for standard tents to be made into triples or quads on request.

Conservation & community

All staff at Nyikani are Tanzanian and mostly from the Northern Tanzania area and so tourism is benefiting the local community. The camp has an eco-friendly philosophy by using solar power and recycling their steel and…

Location Tarangire National Park
Access Scheduled or Charter flight into Kuro, plus 30 minute drive, or by road from Arusha with private guide and vehicle
Open All year
Pricing £££££
Camp Style Tented camp
Focus Big game / Birding
Children No age restriction
Activities Game drives (day and night)
Vehicles Open
Maximum Guests on Vehicle 6
Private Vehicle Options Yes
Off-road Driving No
Number of Rooms 11 tents (including 1 family tent)
Family Accommodation 1 two bedroomed family tent / Triples and quadruples possible
Bathroom Flush toilet / Plumbed basin / Bucket shower
Power for charging Communal
Lighting Solar
Hairdryer Not possible
Heating/Cooling No
Room Safe Yes
Laundry Service Additional cost
Communication in room Radio
Wi-Fi Communal areas
Mobile Reception Yes
Swimming No
Wellness No
Dining Style Private
Drinks Included No (possible to include house drinks at additional cost)
Credit Cards Visa and Mastercard