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Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 October 2015

The nearest camp to Jongomero is over 50km away so we never saw another vehicle or person when out on game drives, The vegetation is denser here that many areas of Tanzania which means no Rhinos, no cheetahs or wildebeast. However, this just makes for a different experience with countless hippos, elephants, crocodiles, buffalo mammals and fantastic birds. Much of...

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Lyndsey F, Public Relations Manager at Jongomero, responded to this review

Thank you Peter in Devon for your lovely review of the camp and of the remoteness of our wilderness - yes the endangered Wild Dog are tricky to see - with less that 7000 left in the whole world its wonderful to catch a glimpse. Jongomero's sister camp, Siwandu is the best place to see them as Selous Game Reserve...

Chichester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 October 2015

We had a 5 night stay here in this remote camp. It is small but big in terms of what you see. The bandas are well appointed and situated on the river bank with a herd of elephants often crossing to and fro right outside your banda. The guides, management and staff are excellent and there is good attention to...

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Lyndsey F, Public Relations Manager at Jongomero, responded to this review

We really appreciate you taking the time to write such a lovely review of Jongomero - we are delighted you enjoyed your stay Karibu tena SSC

London
Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

Just had the best time at Jongomero- couldn't rate it highly enough. Staff, food, environment, accommodation all absolutely perfect. Thanks to everyone- Chris, Sam , Mashaka, Kim, Joseph, Christian, Shem and all the others who helped make our stay magical. I will never forget playing peek a boo with the baboons across the river whilst in the wonderful swimming pool...

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Come back and hear them roar again LonfonHappyBunny! Thank you again for your review - thrilled you loved our camp and what we are about - about the real authentic Africa and safari experience Karibu tena SSC

Worcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

This camp is truly remote, set within a National Park. A very special place where you can experience the flora and fauna as naturally as possible. Emiel was managing the team and he combines a great sense of humour with a vast knowledge of the local wildlife. We were entertained and informed; the guides were excellent and the service second...

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Thank you so much for your review flipflop138 - thrilled you enjoyed your stay at Jongomero - please come back and see us again soon SSC

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 3 October 2015

What a gorgeous, luxurious way to do a safari 'camp' with the huge, comfortable, inviting 'tents'. The whole camp was a fantastic place to stay with the friendliest staff we encountered on our whole trip. The food was incredible, the pool was perfect and the dining under the stars, in the river bed, and by the pool was just amazing....

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Thank you Kate & Drew for your very positive review of Jongomero - sounds like you just loved it and we are thrilled! Please do try and come and see us again soon! Karibu tena SSC

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 September 2015

Great for wildlife, flora and Fauna, an intimate safari in luxury surroundings. This tented camp is closed in April and May at the height of the rain cycle. Anytime of year has its benefits here as the camp is located on the banks of the Ruaha River which provides plenty of viewing opportunities whether it is in full flow or...

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Lyndsey F, Public Relations Manager at Jongomero, responded to this review

Dear Angedragon Thank you so much for your wonderfully detailed review of Jongomero and we are truly delighted you enjoyed every part of your stay with us! Please come and see us again soon so you immerse yourself in our remote wilderness once again and all those fabulous animals! Karibu tena SSC

Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

Jongomero was our first stop on our honeymoon - my only regret was not making it longer! As it was our first safari it was difficult at the time for us to understand just how special Ruaha National Park and Jongomero Camp were, but after just one day at Selous (our 2nd stop) this was very clear. The respect for...

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Firstly congratulations Gemma & Simon and we were delighted to host you on the first stage of your honeymoon! We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us so much and you relished everything Jongo has to offer from remote game viewing, private dining under the stars and our fabulous staff! Thank you and karibu tena SSC

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 August 2015

My husband and I have been lucky enough to go on trips to a number of the national parks in Tanzania (and elsewhere in Africa). Our trip to Jongomero was certainly the most remote, secluded and beautiful of the camps we have been to - we had a game drive vehicle to ourselves and never shared a sighting with another...

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Dear Natasha Thank you so much for your gorgeous and detailed review of Jongomero - it sounds like you just loved the environment, getting away from it all and having unique game viewing experiences. Walking in Ruaha is second to none, when guests have the chance to feel really attuned to the park and really delve into the understandings and...

Antwerp, Belgium
Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

This place was wonderful! The safaris were amazing! We took lovely pictures. The guide was also very friendly. Especially the drink at sunset was great. The rooms were beautiful and the staff was very kind! There was always a nice atmosphere in the living room, especially with lunch, dinner, tea-time, and after safaris! It was fun to go swimming at...

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Thank you Clarinetta1 for such a positive review - you enjoyed every part of Jongomero and we look forward to hosting you again! Karibu tena SSC

Lyon
Reviewed 20 August 2015

We came with high expectations – and left truly enchanted! Jongomero must be one of the last places in Africa for true safari feeling and experience! It was wonderful – even magic –in every respect. It is so unique that if it is the first stop other camps seem like a letdown – such as Siwandu our next stop. We...

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Dear Lyon Thank you so much for your review of Jongomero - we are delighted it touched you and you were really in-tune with the camp and the wilderness we inhabit in Ruaha. Everyone has their favourites! Thank you again SSC

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
For anyone seeking a true African wilderness experience, a visit to Ruaha National Park is essential. One of Tanzania's wildest parks, Ruaha can only be described as a true unspoiled natural wilderness. Superbly isolated right in the heart of the Ruaha National Park lies Jongomero on the banks of a seasonal sand river which bears the same name. Blending in beautifully with its surroundings the camp is tucked away among some shady riverine vegetation not far from permanent water therefore attracting a large amount of animals into the camp area. Being the only camp situated in this area of the park ensures unmatched privacy and a true wilderness experience. The camp is made up of 8 stunning suites, spaced out along the Jongomero sandriver. ... more   less 

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Address: Jongomero, Ruaha National Park, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Iringa Region > Ruaha National Park
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Jongomero 4.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Jongomero Camp Hotel Ruaha National Park
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“All tents have a view over the dry river bed.”
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“Tent 1 with view of river”
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“All rooms have a view of the dry riverbed that the game use as a highway.”
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