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Jongomero: Interesting Facts
Jongomero: In depth
Jongomero is located in the south-east of the Ruaha National Park. It is the only camp in the vicinity which gives you complete seclusion and a guarantee of a Ruaha Safari trip that will offer you exclusive game viewing. For this reason the lodge has its own air strip that connects to Arusha, the Selous and Dar es Salaam.
The main guest area is an impressive locally crafted structure with a giant ‘makuti’ roof. It's nestled amongst the trees on the banks of the Jogomero River which is dry river bed most of the year round. It is comfortable and spacious; with the restaurant area based slightly further down, overlooking the seasonal river.
The path leading to the tents takes you alongside the ‘Hippo friendly’ swimming pool (unwelcome night-time visitors are able to walk out the pool rather than be dug out!). The tents are so spacious and well furnished that it’s hard not to want to move in on a permanent basis! The veranda looks out on to the river bed and is an excellent place to sit and soak up the atmosphere whilst watching the birds and other wildlife.
The camp is incredibly well looked after and hosted by Noël - but what sets Jongomero apart from other camps is the guiding. The guides are led by the inspirational manager, Molly, whose knowledge and passion for the local wildlife is unsurpassed. His passion is infectious and it really makes this camp a must see.
Altogether a brilliant camp that we think is as good a safari camp as you can get. Right up there with the best Tanzania safari holiday destinations on offer....
Jongomero: Breaking news
Jongomero: First Drop in the Bucket
Well, oh well the well is complete! Having finished off the pulley draw system, getting the welding and cover custom made, Deus and his team handed over the well to one of our staff members Matthias to have the ...Show me more >
Jongomero: Dog Day Afternoon - Jongomero Camp
(Click on image to scroll through images) The guests in room one had a wonderful wake up this morning. Rather then the norm of a hot cup of coffee and buiscuits delivered to the tent they ...Show me more >
Jongomero: Giving Guests
We don't often get donations from guests of this magnitude, but when the McCasland and Dellaquila groups had the foresight to send their supplies through prior to arriving in Tanzania, we knew it was ...Show me more >
Jongomero: Teenie Weenie Turtles - Ras Kutani
Whilst we are still a week away from officially opening Ras Kutani for the new season, it didn't stop this nest of turtles from saying hello to the big wide world. Having seen many hatchings over the past seasons, one ...Show me more >
Jongomero: Game Report - Jongomero Camp
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