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Jongomero, Ruaha National Park

Standing on the banks of the seasonal Jongomero Sand River, the Jongomero camp is a remote, shaded spot at the heart of one of East Africa’s most revered – and little visited – game parks. The Ruaha National Park is an awe-inspiring collection of beautiful landscapes, from riverine valleys to rugged rocky outcrops, from iconic baobab forests to rolling plains and hillsides. And it is here that you’ll find some of East Africa’s most diverse animals; from lion to leopard, elephant to hippo, zebra to impala, dikdik to crocodile, honey badgers to gazelle – plus upwards of 560 recorded species of indigenous and migratory birds; a complete treat for confirmed twitchers.

Reasons enough to make sure that Jongomero is one of the destinations on the itinerary of your luxury, tailor-made holiday to Tanzania.

Jongomero, at a glance

  • Secluded, riverside safari camp over 70 km from its nearest neighbour
  • Choice of just eight huge tented rooms opening directly onto the surrounding wilderness
  • Eight foot wide dhow-style beds
  • Natural wooden floors leading to outdoor viewing terraces
  • En suite, canvas-sided safari showers, plus twin basins
  • Chic-rustic décor with natural bush materials and local artefacts
  • Thatched and tented ceilings
  • Superb safari food served in the main tent or in the open air

For leisure and pleasure

  • Superb swimming pool
  • Game drives to observe a wonderful diversity of wildlife
  • Purpose-build vehicles carrying just four safaristi each
  • Private vehicles available
  • Sunrise and post-breakfast safaris
  • Game walks to trek smaller creatures, birdlife, insects flora and fauna
  • Overnight walking safaris, sleeping under the stars
  • Exploration of Ruaha National park – the largest in Tanzania
  • Campfire evenings
  • Interesting wildlife library 

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    KM, August 2020