Jongomero Camp

Ruaha National Park 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

Open: Jongomero Camp is open from June till mid-March. Fly camping available from August to November (advance booking required).

Location: Jongomero Camp is in the south of Ruaha National Park. It is on the banks of the Jongomero River and is the only camp in the area. There is an airstrip just 10 minutes’ drive from the camp.

Rooms: There are 8 spacious tents set on raised decks with makuti thatch roofs. They have large wooden beds and furniture made from reclaimed dhow wood. The wide front verandas overlook the river and have chairs and day beds. The en-suite bathrooms have showers and twin hand basins. Toiletries are provided.

Activities: Jongomero offers morning and afternoon game drives in open 4x4 vehicles and game walks with a professional guide and a national park ranger. This is a good area for bird watching, with some 530 species having been recorded. Fly camping can be arranged from August to November subject to weather conditions. This needs to be booked in advance.

Facilities: The communal lounge, bar and dining areas are under thatch and set beneath the shade of an ebony tree. Meals are also eaten al fresco and picnics can be arranged. The lounge has comfy sofas and a collection of coffee table books, a lower deck looks out over the dry Jongomero River. There is a curio shop. The camp has a swimming pool, sun loungers and parasols.

Dining: Meals are taken at individual tables, though communal dining can be arranged if guests are in agreement.

Children: Children over the age of 6 are welcome, although there are no special facilities for children. The camp is unfenced and animals do wander through, so children must be kept under surveillance at all times.

Health: This is a malarial area.

Communication: There is Wi-Fi internet access by the pool are limited times, usually between 11am and 3pm.

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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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