Ikuka Safari Camp
Ruaha National Park
Ikuka Safari Camp has been built on a high escarpment in Ruaha National Park and commands spectacular views from every vantage point in the camp. The camp is a short drive from some of the most fantastic game viewing in all of Ruaha making her location very unique.
The central guest area, made of local wood and thatch, is completely open allowing for even more views out over the landscape. There is a game spotting scope up here as well which we found very handy for spotting animals. On the ground level is a lounge area that is a great place for socializing, down a few steps leads you onto the deck. The swimming pool has been built into this deck, again, with great views and staff are always on hand for a drink order.
Safari activities focus on drives to maximize the game viewing and walking safaris can also be arranged ($50 per person) with advance notice. The walks are especially good as they always end with a breakfast in the bush somewhere. Game viewing around the Mwagusi River delivered Elephant herds and several Lion prides.
To say that the views from the guest suites are incredible is a vast understatement. The 6 thatched rooms face either West or East, they have been decorated with absolute comfort in mind and deliver in spades. The rooms are very spacious with neutral colors, a king size bed and a lounge area for relaxing. Each room has it’s own wooden deck at the front replete with chairs and more views.
A family suite is available that can accommodate 4 people.
The en-suite bathrooms are stunning. Twin vanity basins, a rainfall shower and a bath behind a low stone wall. The entire room is light and open creating a very warm feeling.
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