Ikuka Safari Camp | Our Camp
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Each of our 7 spacious tents have been incorporated onto the Ikuka escarpment with fantastic views over Ruaha National Park. The interiors comprise of white quartz from the escarpment itself along with other locally and sustainable sourced materials. The rooms have 24 hour electricity, fans and hot water as well as large super-king beds, a spacious bathroom area and a lounge area complete with comfortable leather seating leading out onto large private balconies. We have 1 family room, perfect for couples or families.

Set up high on the Ikuka escarpment overlooking the Mwagusi river, our central communal area is comprised of a well stocked bar, a comfortable lounge area, an airy dining space, a swimming pool with a lounging deck and an upstairs chill-out library area. The light, contemporary and airy communal spaces are all intimately designed to make you feel at home and relaxed during your stay.

Seasoned African safari veterans, Mark and Chloe Sheridan Johnson are your hosts at Ikuka. Their authentic, first hand knowledge expands the entire region helping them to create an intimate and personalized experience.

Ikuka employs 16 permanent staff including chefs and guides, not to mention all the guys who work so hard behind the scenes to make your stay magical. Mark and Chloe and the rest of the team look forward to welcoming you to Ikuka and the wilderness of Ruaha.

MARK SHERIDAN JOHNSON

Mark and Chloe met in the Selous Game Reserve, sharing a passion for the African wilderness; they have worked for many years at some of the finest safari camps in Tanzania. Mark is based in the camp and Chloe splits her time between Ruaha National Park and Iringa with their daughters.

GILES NORTH

Giles was born and raised in Mombasa and had the vision to open a safari camp with Mark & Chloe when he came to Tanzania to visit them a few years ago. He is passionate about wildlife and conservation and now also about Ruaha National Park, his new second home!

JAKE COOK

Jake joined us in May 2019 and his passion for the bush is clearly evident in his ever charming and energetic approach to everything that comes his way. With his wealth of experience, he looks forward to welcoming you to Ikuka and sharing the majestic beauty that Ruaha has to offer.

FESTO

Festo accompanied his dad (a ranger in Rungwa and Selous Game Reserve) on numerous patrols and developed a fascination for nature and wildlife. Now a professional tour guide, he loves sharing his knowledge and stories with our guests and is happy to be in Ruaha, next to Rungwa where he spent his childhood.

HABIBU

From Arusha, Habibu has plenty of experience guiding in Tanzania, he has worked in most of the parks including Serengeti, Katavi, Tarangire and Rubondo Island. He has a special interest in birds, plants and insects. Having lived and worked in most of the various parks in Tanzania he says Ruaha is his favourite.

GEOFFREY

From southern Tanzania, Geoffry has been working in Ruaha for 10 years. He loves to share his knowledge of wildlife with visitors from all over the world. He’s a budding photographer and his snaps are often seen on our social media pages. His favourite animal is the Leopard and as an avid birder, his favourite is the Martial eagle.

MUSTAPHA
From Kilimanjaro region, Mustapha has been a guide in Tanzania for 10 years and has worked in many of the major national parks in the country. His speciality is walking and enjoys the wild and untouched side of Ruaha. As a true nature lover, he loves meeting people from all different nations, cultures and environments through his work
LUKA
From Mufindi in southern Tanzania, Luka started his guiding career with us. He was one of our first members of staff and since coming to Ruaha he has been studying the flora and fauna and has become a very passionate guide. He loves adventure and showing guests the beauty that Ruaha has to offer.