Hop on a bush plane in the Serengeti, fly south for a few hours and you will find the Ruaha National Park, one of the best-kept big game secrets in East Africa. The Great Migration doesn’t pass through Ruaha, but you will immediately appreciate the spectacular scenery and wonderful solitude of this often-overlooked park. Kigelia Ruaha is the best camp in the park. Its six plush tents are erected in a grove of sausage trees, for which the Swahili name is kigelia. Meals take place out in the bush—dinner in a candle-lit riverbed one night and a breakfast under the vivid green leaves of a fever tree forest the next day. This is the ideal spot for photographers. Jeeps are kitted out to help camera-wielding guests balance their equipment, and the constantly changing topography guarantees memorable images. nomad-tanzania.com
Melissa Twigg travelled to Tanzania with Robert Mark Safaris, a Hong Kong-based luxury African travel operator. Founder Robert Dent has decades of Africabased experience and his team will tailor your trip to suit your every need. Call +852 3618 6528 or go to robertmarksafaris.com for more information.