Vuma Hills Tented Camp

Location

Mikumi National Park

Accommodation Type

Permanent tented camp

Accommodation Level
Modest
Price Guide
£££££

Vuma Hills Tented Camp

This charming camp sits in the forests of the Vuma Mountains overlooking Mikumi’s Mkata Plains. So you gaze down on the plains and wildlife while staying comfortably cool in the forest. Vuma Hills is the sister camp of Stanley’s Kopje.

Vuma Hills Tented Camp was completely refurbished in 2015, with smart new, spacious en-suite tents with generous wooden decks. It’s owned by Foxes Safari Camps who are old – and safe – hands at this, and they’ve created a very comfortable and relaxing camp here.

The main game viewing here isn’t as spectacular as other national parks, as predators aren’t overly common. However, there are good populations of wildebeest, elephant, giraffe, warthog, zebra etc., so if you want to see plains game without too much likelihood of seeing a predator kill, this might suit you well!

The location is lovely, a peaceful spot in a forest on a mountain, which is nice and cool but also convenient for the hotter plains below. You feel like you’re out in the bush or the jungle, and the animals – including elephant – that can wander into the camp prove that you are. The camp makes good use of any waste food – it is used to encourage a great range of nocturnal animals to visit each evening, including civets, bushbabies and honey badgers, giving you the luxury of a mini ‘night safari’ all without leaving the camp.

This is a good value camp with big tents, a nice little swimming pool, pretty position, tasty food and very friendly staff, and is a great option for a couple of nights if you want to see a different side of safari life.  It’s more for first time safaris, and we recommend combining it with other locations elsewhere in the country to get a good overall wildlife experience.

Times to Go

From June to February it’s dry here, so it’s good for game viewing. From March to June, the rains can make some areas of the park inaccessible, but the birdlife is superb at this time.

Vuma Hills Tented Camp highlights

  • Game drives and walking safaris in Mikumi National Park
  • A good value ‘bush’ safari experience
  • Lovely, tranquil mountain forest position
  • Brilliant birding (March to June)
  • Good chance to spot nocturnal animals around camp

Vuma Hills Tented Camp location

Vuma Hills Tented Camp

Details

  • 16 spacious en-suite tents
  • Open all year round
  • Children of all ages are welcome (10 yrs+ for shared game drives)

Facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Laundry service

Activities

  • Game drives in Mikumi
  • Game walks
  • Rainforest treks in Udzungwa Mountains (optional)
  • Bush breakfasts, picnics and sundowners

Vuma Hills Tented Camp rooms

The 16 guest tents are really spacious, sitting under thatched, open-sided bandas with a big veranda with table and chairs – so you can gaze down from your mountain perch as you enjoy your morning coffee.

The tents can be double or twin, and have polished wood floors, rustic wooden beds, a writing desk and director’s chairs, and feature colourful safari prints.

The en-suite bathrooms have solar-heated showers and flush loos.

Twiga the giraffe likes this because…

“The company that owns Vuma Hills – Foxes Safari Camps-  supports communities in Tanzania through its NGO Foxes Community and WildlifeTrust.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.