Important Things To Know Before You Travel


You won't catch ebola from a giraffe In Tanzania! The Ebola virus outbreak is worrying, but it's very unlikely to be a problem in Tanzania. Anders Kelto has written an informative blogpost about Ebola on his Goats and Soda blog on the website of American public radio service NPR.


All of Tanzania is a malaria red zone where malaria infections are common. Please be sure to visit your local travel clinic or doctor to find out what medications you should take to prevent you from getting malaria.

Are There Any Extras to Pay?

We are happy to say there are no extra costs when you stay at Mwagusi except for your drinks and any gratuity you choose to leave (please see below). We would be grateful if you could settle these small costs in camp in US Dollars notes (post 2003 due to forgeries) or Tanzanian Shillings. Due to the remoteness of our location, we are unable to accept credit cards at this time.

If I Want to Leave a Tip, How do I Work Out the Right Amount?

If you have enjoyed excellent safari guiding, the caring of your accommodation, a daily laundry service, your morning tea and coffee in bed or your evening dinner out under the stars you are more than welcome to reward staff with a tip. We suggest $15 per person (guest) per day as a good guideline but any gratuity is greatly appreciated. Tips are accumulated until the end of the season and shared amongst everyone who works at Mwagusi Camp.

Is the Water and Ice Safe for Drinking?

Yes, at Mwagusi Camp we are committed to an environmentally friendly presence with long-term sustainability. Our drinking water which is served in a pitcher in your room and during meal times comes from one of the two wells we have in camp. This water is natural bore-hole water and has been boiled and filtered and is perfectly safe to drink. Our ice is made from the same water and safe to drink with beverages. Bottled water is readily available and is complimentary.

How can I Charge or Power my Electrical Appliances?

Mwagusi Camp is almost entirely powered by solar power. Each room uses solar energy to power the interior lights and heat the hot water. Unfortunately there are no sockets in each room, but the office charges camera batteries, video cameras, shavers and any other electrical equipment on a daily basis. We regret that hair dryers can not be powered in camp by solar power.

I’m a Vegetarian / Vegan / Have Special Dietary Requirements – What Can I Eat?

Our chef has experience in catering for special dietary requirements of guests despite our remote location. All mealtimes offer a large variety of fresh fruit and vegetables and special dishes are available for those with food intolerances. All of our food is made fresh from scratch in camp, so special arrangements can easily be made to exclude certain foods. Please pass any helpful information regarding special dietary requirements to your agent before your arrival in camp.

In an Emergency:

Fly-in doctors and an emergency clinic at Msembe (Ruaha’s Park Headquarters) are available should any illness arise in camp. In the event that family or friends need to reach guests staying with us, they should please contact the agent the guests booked through or use our direct contact details outlined in the Contact Us page.