Jongomero Camp

Ruaha National Park Tanzania

  • Jongomero Camp, Ruaha, Tanzania © Jongomero

    Jongomero Camp, Ruaha, Tanzania

  • Luxurious tented suites
  • Mix of 4x4 drives and nature walks
  • Relax by the swimming pool
  • Remote wilderness location
  • Good wildlife viewing
  • Excellent birding
  • Seasonal fly camping

Jongomero Camp is a luxury safari camp set under shady ebony trees on the banks of the Jongomero Sand River in the remote south-western sector of Tanzania's Ruaha National Park. It has excellent food, service and guiding. Due to its remote setting, few other vehicles are seen here, so you will feel you have Ruaha to yourself.

There are eight large and well-appointed tents under enormous thatched roofs. Each tent has huge dhow wood beds and polished wooden floors. The large en-suite bathrooms have twin hand basins, and spacious showers. and at the front of each tent is a wide private viewing deck with comfy seating overlooking the river (which is sand for most of the year).

The dining and living areas are on raised decks under thatched roofs. The lounge has sofas and coffee tables where you can relax between game drives. Meals are taken both in the covered dining area or, more commonly, outside. The chef serves international meals with an East African flavour. Just away from the central area is a filtered swimming pool with towels and loungers provided.

For those with a real sense of adventure, fly camping is available from August to November (advance booking is essential). You can enjoy the wilds of Ruaha on a walking safari with the chance to get up close to the wildlife.

Ruaha is a superb wildlife destination. Days will be spent on game drives in open game vehicles with a maximum of 6 people, and you can also take nature walks with an armed guide and park ranger. Fly camping and walking mobile safaris may be available from the end of July to November, depending on local conditions. These need to be booked in advance.

READ AMANDA'S BLOG: Tribes' director Amanda Marks stayed at Jongomero in June 2018. You can read her blog about this for a personal view of the camp experience. 

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Client Rating for Tanzania 5/5 from 217 reviews

Excellent! Layout of tents very good indeed with nice porchway where teas/coffees could be left for you in the morning. Excellent management and staff couldn't do enough to please. Also outstanding walking safari with Emiel. Dining on the river bed was an experience not to be forgotten nor were the surprise breakfasts.

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Jongomero Camp

Jongomero Camp, Ruaha, Tanzania

Jongomero Camp is a luxury safari camp in the remote Ruaha National Park.

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