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Ruaha National Park, Tanzania
- Escape the crowds and revel in the privacy in this remote corner
- Discover true unadulterated wilderness at this idyllic lodge
- Perfect for those who seek an authentic African adventure
Facilities includeSwimming pool Restaurant Fully stocked bar Excellent birding
- Game Walks
- Game Drives
- Fly Camping
- Walking Safaris
Seasons in Tanzania
About Jongomero Camp
Under the magnificent shade trees, on the banks of a seasonal river in the remote southern sector of the Ruaha National Park, Jongomero Camp is gloriously isolated. Far from the maddening crowds, this secluded idyll offers a chance to discover true unadulterated wilderness.
For guests seeking an authentic African adventure, a visit to Ruaha National Park is essential. Remembered for the rapids of the Great Ruaha River and its rugged landscape of great hills, rocky outcrops, and a horizon studded with the imposing silhouettes of the iconic baobab; no other park in Tanzania epitomises the definition of "wild Africa" quite like Ruaha.
Blending in beautifully with its surroundings, the camp is tucked below a dappled riverine canopy on the banks of the Jongomero sand river, a natural pathway for animals in search of water. Positioned on one of the meanders with sweeping views of the bank beyond lies the camp bar, lounge and restaurant; an open wooden terrace shaded by a high thatched roof and filled with sumptuous sofas and striking furniture made of reclaimed dhow wood. It is an inviting spot to relax with a cup of tea while leafing through one of the camp libraries reference books or socialise with camp managers and fellow guests around the bar with an ice cold drink in hand. Alternatively, on warm days, laze around the pool and enjoy the sights and sounds of being so close to nature.
Accommodation at Jongomero comprises of eight large and well-appointed tented suites, built on raised wooden platforms, under enormous thatched roofs that also encompass a spacious private veranda which overlooks the riverbed. Snuggle under warming quilts in an eight-foot wide dhow wood emperor bed and fall asleep to the hum of the African bush beyond your canvas. Wake up to your morning tea tray and animals ambling past your mosquito net windows. The quintessence of luxury in the wilds.
Set along the banks of the seasonal Jongomero River, in the south of Ruaha National Park, Tanzania. With 70kms to the nearest camp, Jongomero is enchantingly secluded from the well worn safari trail.
Whilst being the largest National Park in Tanzania, Ruaha also holds a special significance as it covers a unique transition zone where the Eastern and Southern biomes intersect offering an extraordinary diversity of animals, plants and birds. There are upwards of 560 species of birds; half of all Tanzania’s birds may be glimpsed in this park making it one of the continents premier birding destinations.
How to get there
We will help assist you with all internal transfers after booking.
Jongomero Airstrip is 5 mins drive from camp
From Dar es Salaam flight time roughly 1 hour and 20 minutes
NB. All prices and times are subject to change.
When to go
June to September; warm days and cool nights, best time of year for walking safaris. Great elephant and buffalo sightings.
October-November: heavy concentrates of game around rivers, weather dry and hot.
December: Rainy season
January-March: The best time for birding and seeing baby animals.
1st June - 30th June
1st November - 14th December
8th January - 15th March
1st July - 31st October
15th December 2014 - 7th January
On all light weight aircraft in Tanzania there is a strict weight restriction of 15kg / 33lbs and soft bags are requested for easy storage.
Tanzania is a malaria zone; the best precaution is to be well prepared. Consult your GP before travelling. Travel with plenty of insect repellent – we can recommend any citronella based repellents and MosiGuard as it is not only effective for both mosquitoes and tsetses but also natural. To avoid tsetses avoid wearing dark colours as the flies are attracted to navy blue and black and pack long sleeved shirts and trousers for the evening. Keep tent closed from sunset. Carry antihistamine or hydrochortozone cream to reduce itching.
Final bills are payable in US Dollars, Tanzanian Shillings, Euros and Pounds Sterling; credit cards (Mastercard, Visa) but a 5% surcharge is applicable. Please be aware US Dollars will only be accepted if they are post-issue 2006.
Please note the camp is situated in a remote location and therefore after Dar es Salaam you will not have access to an ATM or bank.
All rooms are fitted with a small safe which can be programmed by the guest and have 24 hour power. Hairdryers can not be used in camp.
There is no phone signal in Jongomero and WIFI is not provided however the provide a laptop with internet connection in the dining area for guests to use free of charge.
Travelling with children
Children aged 6 and over are welcome.
There is a limit of two children in each camp at any one time.
Children in camp are the responsibility of the parent or guardian at all times.
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