Due to open shortly, Asanja Ruaha is the latest offering from Asanja Africa, a family business with a portfolio including properties in Ruaha and the Serengeti. At present, very little information is available concerning this new camp, but we’ll update the page as soon as possible. We imagine that, in common with Asanja’s other camps, the accommodation will be booked on a full-board basis, including all meals, a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, the majority of activities, parking, Wi-Fi, and a laundry service.
ACCESS & LOCATION:
Ruaha National Park can be accessed via flight from Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam. Asanja has not yet supplied the exact location of the new camp – once we have this information, we’ll pass it on to you.
ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES:
No details concerning guest accommodation are available at the moment. However, if Asanja Ruaha has been constructed to the same design as sister camps Moru and Grumeti, it’s likely there will be fewer than ten tents. Each might well be mounted on a wooden deck and Meru in style, with an outer layer extending over the inner layer to create a veranda. Inside, we anticipate comfy beds – double or twins – as well as bedside tables and lighting, a writing desk and chair or stool, and ample storage space. We’d expect to find the en-suite facilities at the back of the tent, and they’ll most likely comprise flush toilet, washbasin, and shower.
The communal facilities at Asanja Ruaha are also unknown. But, again, we can use our familiarity with the company’s other camps to do a little guesswork. Lounge and dining areas will probably be housed in another Meru-style tent, larger than the guest accommodation. This tent might be open sided, so guests can enjoy the views while relaxing and tucking in to delicious meals! There’ll be a few sofas and chairs around a coffee table or two, and separate tables in the dining area. And a short distance from the mess tent, you’ll find a fire-pit for social gatherings.
We reckon that activities from Asanja Ruaha will focus on seeing all the wildlife of the national park, on guided game drives and walking safaris. Ruaha is Tanzania’s largest park, covering well over 20,000 square kilometres! Its range of geographical features, such as savanna, woodlands, wetlands, and water sources, supports an exciting variety of mammal and bird species. Four of the Big Five are in residence – lion, leopard, elephant, and buffalo. Smaller predators including cheetah, hyenas, jackals, serval, caracal, and wild dog can also be seen, and the impressive herbivore count features giraffe, wildebeest, zebra, and plenty of antelopes – even rare types such as roan, sable, and lesser kudu. Well over 250 bird species have been recorded in the park too! For more information on Ruaha, please contact a member of our team.