Superbly isolated right in the heart of the Ruaha National Park lies Jongomero Camp. Situated on the banks of a seasonal sand river which bears the same name, and blending in beautifully with its surroundings, the camp is tucked away among some shady riverine vegetation. Being the only camp situated in this area of the Park ensures unmatched privacy and a true wilderness experience.
Game drives go out twice per day, in the morning and afternoon. All game drives are driven by qualified guides in an open 4x4 Land Rovers with a canopy for shade and no more than 6 guests per vehicle. Daily bush walks can also be arranged (at an additional cost) for those who want to get as close to nature as possible. For those with a truly wild heart, perhaps have a go at fly-camping; a one or 2 day expedition on foot through the reserve, sleeping in a small fly-camp or satellite camp.
Or if a break from a hectic schedule is called for then just relax in or around the swimming pool and enjoy the wildlife. Birds constantly flutter through the camps trees, and elephants frequently enter the camp and can be viewed without even getting out of the swimming pool. For those interested in the stars, the camp has its own high powered telescope.
Accommodation at Jongomero comprises 8 large and well-appointed tented suites, all built on raised wooden platforms and under enormous thatched roofs that also encompass a spacious private veranda. The tents are spread out on the edge of the sand river which is often used by a multitude of different animals to make their way to the river system for water.
The main dining and living areas are both original and very comfortable, and offer a great vantage to take in the sights and sounds of the African bush that surrounds the camp.
All meals; tea/coffee; basic laundry; Jongomero airstrip transfers; and 2 shared activities per day; Concession/Conservation fees; and the Tourism Development Levy are included.
Children aged 6 years and older are welcome. Rates available on request.
Children under the age of 16 years are not permitted on guided walks and walking safaris.
All of the holidays we prepare are tailor-made, but this might give you an idea of how Jongomero Camp can be included in you own dream holiday.
Peace and Tranquility
Ruaha National Park
For guests seeking a remote African adventure, a visit to Ruaha National Park is essential. For 3 nights you will stay in a tented suite with a private veranda overlooking the riverbed. Fall asleep to the hum of Africa beyond the canvas and wake up to the morning tea tray and animals ambling past your mosquito net windows. Then fly to Zanzibar for 7 nights with the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean to one side, lush green forest to the other, and just a hint of spice in the warm and fragrant tropical air.
This is a 10 night itinerary including Ruaha National Park and Zanzibar.
If you're looking to explore the seldom-visited corners of Southern Tanzania and stay at 5* luxury, and in addition minimise the number of flights, then staying on mainland Tanzania for the safari and the beach is the answer. From the unspoilt natural wilderness of the camps at Selous and Ruaha to the charming cottages and suites which overlook the Indian Ocean at Ras Kutani, these 3 camps naturally create a wonderful complementary itinerary to ensure you have a memorable African journey.
This is a 10 night itinerary including Selous Game Reserve, Ruaha National Park and Swahili Coast.
*Prices are per person and are based on today's exchange rates. Exchange rates are subject to change and are updated daily.
Prices exclude international flights - ask us if you would like to include these.
Jongomero Camp Location
General Information For Guests
The tents are all en-suite and have a private veranda which overlooks the riverbed. All rooms are fitted with a small safe which can be programmed by the guest. Please note high consumption electrical items, such as hairdryers cannot be used.
The camp has a bar, lounge and restaurant which includes an open wooden terrace shaded by a high thatched roof. There is also a swimming pool and a library.
In the camp there is no mobile phone signal. The camp does not offer a W-Fi facility but does provide a laptop with internet connection in the mess for guest usage, free of charge.
Activities available at Jongomero include game drives and game walks.
All activities have first aid kits and radios as standard. For your safety, on game walks, as well as the armed qualified walking guide there is an armed TANAPA ranger. Please note an extra Game Walk TANAPA fee currently of $35 per person (subject to change) will be charged in camp as this activity cannot be prebooked.
Power in camp is 240 VAC powered by solar panels and a generator. Due to the cool climate, fans are unnecessary but in each tent there is lighting and 2 24 hour power wall sockets (British three-pin).
Final bills are payable in US Dollars, Tanzanian Shillings, Euros and Pounds Sterling; credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express) but a 5% surcharge is applicable. Please be aware US Dollars will only be accepted if they are post-issue 2006.
Bush Walks / Walking Safaris
Children under the age of 16 years are not permitted on game walks or walking safaris. The final decision on whether a guest can join either a game walk or walking safari remains with the guide and camp manager.
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