Mwiba Tented Camp is a luxury permanent camp that sits on a ridge of granite kopjes among acacias in Mwiba Wildlife Reserve in northern Tanzania.
The centrepiece of the communal areas at Mwiba Tented Camp is a large open-plan lounge and dining tent. It is dotted with a variety of comfortable wicker sofas and armchairs, and local rugs cover the wooden floors; the décor throughout blends traditional safari style with touches of local colour, including a number of stylish chandeliers. Meals and sundowners can also be taken outside in the surrounding area, where a striking variety of wildlife comes to visit the streams at the bottom of the hillside. Wifi is available in the main areas, such as the lounge and dining tent, but not in the guest tents.
Service & food
Service at Mwiba Tented Camp is as excellent as one would expect given its excellent pedigree: it is the sister camp of nearby Mwiba Lodge, and benefits from access to its more luxurious relative’s kitchen and wine-cellar. The cuisine at the tented camp is more basic but well-prepared, varied, flexible and always tasty.
There are three tented suites at Mwiba Tented Camp. Each is built on wooden decking and is set off at a discreet distance from its neighbours. All suites have a private furnished deck with excellent views, and the canvas walls of the tents themselves can be rolled up, leaving only mosquito-netting between the wilderness and the comfortable interiors. The décor and furnishings strike a balance between contemporary comforts and safari authenticity: high-quality bed linen and very comfortable king-size mattresses, rugs on the floors, electric chandeliers, and fully en-suite facilities including double basins and running hot and cold water.
Each of the three tented suites has a dedicated wildlife vehicle and an expert guide, which combined with the exclusivity of the reserve (shared only with guests at Mwiba Lodge) guarantees a truly intimate safari experience. Walking as well as 4×4 safaris are available, as well as night-drives.
Mwiba Tented Camp is part of the Legendary Expeditions Camps portfolio, who have an excellent record for sustainability and for taking a thoughtful approach to ensuring their camps benefit local communities.