Ikuka Tented Camp


Ikuka escarpment, Ruaha

Accommodation Type

Permanent tented camp

Accommodation Level


Price Guide

Ikuka Tented Camp

This is an exceptional camp in an exceptional, elevated location in Ruaha. Light, elegant contemporary furnishings, superb food and remarkable service underline the luxury feel, and wide wooden decks give jaw-dropping views down to the Mwagusi river and across thousands of acres of the park. Enjoy wonderful game viewing and then return to camp to be thoroughly pampered.

This is absolutely beautiful. Ikuka is an owner-run camp, and the owners do their utmost to ensure that every aspect of your stay here is memorable for all the right reasons. Accommodation and communal areas are gorgeous, spacious, light and bright and contemporary, the food is terrific and, wherever you are in the camp, you gaze out on views that you will remember forever.

Walking safaris are a highlight of a visit to Ikuka, and the owner Mark will happily take you on a photography drive, to help you hone your wildlife images. This part of Ruaha is one of the best for game viewing, so game drives are hugely rewarding. And, after your morning and evening game drives, what better than to sink into the infinity swimming pool and sip a cooling drink as you take in, once again, those amazing views. You won’t want to leave this place!

Times to Go

Game viewing is fantastic from June to early November, with warm days and cool evenings. The annual rain cycle begins in December, temperatures are warm and the park is lush with new greenery, as flowers bloom and masses of migratory birds return to Ruaha.

Tanzania Specialists review

Amanda Marks“Yes, very nice place. Come for the great views, lovely rooms, being owner-run, good vehicles (I can’t say about the guiding, but one couple I talked to said that they struggled to get info out of their guide,  but others were complimentary). It’s quite a way up on the escaprment above the Mwagusi area where the game drives take place – this means a drive of roughly 10-15 mins to get to and from the Camp before you start in the area of good game. Not a big deal really, but possibly should be mentioned to guests. I stopped for lunch which was excellent. Lovely honeymoon place I’d say. One of the three places with a pool (Jabali, Jongomero).”

Ikuka Tented Camp highlights

  • High-end contemporary luxury in isolated location
  • Superb game viewing
  • Fantastic birding
  • Walking safaris
  • Infinity pool overlooking river

Ikuka Tented Camp location

Ikuka Safari Camp


  • 6 individual tented rooms
  • Open June to March
  • Children aged 7 and over are welcome


  • Laundry service
  • Wifi
  • Swimming pool


  • Game drives
  • Walking safaris (age 16 plus)
  • Bird watching
  • Photography lessons
  • Community project visits (optional)

Ikuka Tented Camp rooms

The 6 spacious, beautifully-appointed tented rooms are built from a combination of canvas, white quartz from the escarpment, thatch and wood.

They have super-king sized beds, lounge areas with leather seating, large, well-equipped bathrooms with twin basins and good-sized showers.

Wide, private verandahs make the most of the unforgettable views.

Twiga the giraffe likes this because…

“Ikuka has strong links to the local community and ecological projects.”

And don’t forget … for every booking we get, Tanzania Specialists plants trees in deforested areas of Africa through The Travel Forest, and we back The Tribes Foundation’s conservation and social projects.

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Amanda Marks

Managing Director
Self confessed Africa-lover, but keen on all new travel experiences, Amanda is passionate about getting to know different cultures.


Tracy Edwards

Travel Consultant
Tracy was been born and spent her youth in South Africa, the draw of the animals, the people and wilds of Africa have always run through her veins.


Sinead Bailey

Travel Consultant
Sinead caught the travel bug following a year out after university. She has worked in the travel industry ever since, and visited many countries including South Africa, Tanzania, Botswana and Namibia.


Christine MacDougall

Travel Consultant
The African dust is firmly planted in Chris’s heart. Born in Tanzania she spent much of her childhood in and around Ruaha. Travel and safari was part of life and through into adulthood fun and travel has never left her.