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Reviewed October 26, 2019

We had such a great stay at Mwagusi. We didn't plan to stay here in Ruaha NP, but from the moment we entered the place we decided to stay, and we are so happy we made that decision.

During our honeymoon in Tanzania, my wife broke her ankle a few days before we came to Mwagusi. We had some difficulties getting around, and the staff (special thanks Valelian, Yona, Baldwin) and management (thanks Henrik!!) were enormously eager to help us in different ways during our stay at Mwagusi.
We had a wonderful stay, probably the best stay in whole Tanzania here.

Best, Anne and Veer

Date of stay: October 2019
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Mwagusi, Public Relations Manager at Mwagusi Camp, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2019

Thank you Veer for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to make your honeymoon stay special and to help your wife Anne, the team made sure she did not miss a thing even though she had broken her ankle. Hopefully Anne is back on two feet now. The photos tell the story! We are glad you decided to visit Ruaha and Mwagusi.....you must come back to celebrate a future anniversary with us.
With thanks from the Mwagusi Team.

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Reviewed October 25, 2019

Very friendly welcome and atmosphere, stunning view over the dry river bed from our banda, in particular at dawn. Excellent game drives with our experienced guide and driver, stunning sightings of animals, lions, elephants and a really close, superb leopard. We willl treasure the good memories and hope to be back.

Date of stay: October 2019
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Thank Luciano M
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Mwagusi, Public Relations Manager at Mwagusi Camp, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2019

Your review is very much appreciated and your comments passed on to all in the team. Experiencing a leopard up close is something very special. We hope you are back to Mwagusi soon sitting on your verandah watching the daily life of the riverbed and the breaking of dawn.
Many thanks, from the Mwagusi Team.

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Reviewed October 22, 2019

We spent three nights at the Mwagusi Safari camp. Every aspect was delightful. The accommodations were wonderful... The Bandas (large tents on permanent bases with spacious porches and bathrooms) overlook the river bed, where we saw elephants, baboons, monkeys, and impalas. Our safari guides were amazing. They were extremely knowledgeable about all the animals and plants and enjoyed sharing that knowledge. They were really good at finding the animals we wanted to see (including the elusive leopard). The park itself is full of wildlife. We saw herds of elephants, lions, giraffes, hippos, crocodiles, birds galore, and so much more. In addition, the meals were fantastic. Coffee and biscuits delivered to the banda in the morning, followed by breakfast in the bush while on the morning game drive. A fantastic lunch at the camp, with another game drive in late afternoon. Dinners are delightful, and in a different location every night. All in all we were completely charmed.

Date of stay: October 2019
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Thank Alison V
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Mwagusi, Guest Relations Manager at Mwagusi Camp, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2019

We really appeciate your lovely review, thank you Alison. The advantage of having breakfast in the bush gives you the opportunity to take in the beauty, the mixture of sounds surrounding you and watch the bush come alive. I will pass on your comments to all the Mwagusi staff who are proud to share their knowledge and stories with our guests and to our chefs who, working quietly behind the scenes provided those fantastic meals.
Thank you for sharing your experience with others, we hope one day you will return to Mwagusi.
Enjoy the memories. The Mwagusi Team

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Reviewed October 12, 2019

My husband and I just spent 4 nights in Mwagusi exactly 9 years to the day from our last visit. This time we brought another couple with us to share in the magical experience at Mwagusi. From their first step into their Banda, they were enchanted. The Bandas at Mwagusi are large permanent tent structures with large open air porches that over look the Mwagusi River / river bed. During our stay, we saw elephants, birds, monkeys, baboons, and a giraffe just wondering in front of our Banda in the open camp. People not familiar with being on Safari may not understand how structured a vacation it is. There is a morning game drive followed by a communal lunch then an evening drive followed by a communal dinner. At Mwagusi the dinners are open air and at different areas of the camp every night. A guide brings you to dinner from your Banda. It’s VERY dark. Bring your own torch. There is minimal electricity in the tents. The lamps offer very little illumination. There is a special plug to charge your phone, but you will need to give your camera battery to the staff to charge every night. The highlight of our trip was our guide Jimmy. He taught us so much about animals, the bush, and Swahili. Ruaha is much more untouched than the rest of the game reserves. We rarely saw another vehicle, and we saw SO MANY animals... elephants, giraffe, cheetah, leopard, alligator, hippo, warthog, hyena, impala, water buck, monkey, baboon, birds, lizards.... etc. It was a fabulous once in a lifetime adventure. Henrick, the camp director, took excellent care of us, and made sure our stay was perfect. I hope it doesn’t take us 9 years to return.

Date of stay: October 2019
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Mwagusi, Guest Relations Manager at Mwagusi Camp, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2019

Thank you Julie, it was lovely to welcome you back to Mwagusi after such a long time and for another birthday celebration with us. I know the team enjoyed making that evening an extra special memory for you all. Ruaha is blessed with so much wildlife and as you experienced there is always plenty to watch from the comfort of your banda and on a game drive. I will certainly be passing on your comments to Henrik and to Jimmy, upgrading the lighting in the bandas is something Henrik has been working on recently. Mwagusi waits for your next return visit before 9 years past again!
Thank you from the Mwagusi team!

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Reviewed September 29, 2019 via mobile

The tented bandas are very comfortable, large, and beautifully designed. And not overly luxurious. View from the veranda on the riverbed, where animals pass by. The camp is unfenced so we saw an elephant and a hyena on our way to the restaurant. Never felt unsafe though, as staff is near you to chase them away.
Excellent guides and drivers. Abundant wildlife nearby: lions, elephants, buffalos, leopards, dikdiks, impalas, kudus, wildebeests and many baboons and monkeys. Giraffes and zebras. Pity we didn’t see wild dogs. Best safari experience so far out of seven safaris in Africa.

Date of stay: September 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Thank greetjel
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Mwagusi, Guest Relations Manager at Mwagusi Camp, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2019

Thank you for such lovely comments on Mwagusi and the staff. Whether watching animals from the comfort of your verandah, in their natural home environment, or see them wandering through camp on the way to their next destination is special and to hear that the team at Mwagusi provided you with the best experience out of 7 safaris is something that they will all be delighted to have been a part of. We hope you will come back again in the search for the Wild dogs, we will be waiting to greet you.
Thank you the Mwagusi team!

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