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“Amazing Place to Stay” 5 of 5 stars
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near Seronera Wildlife Lodge, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania   |  
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Thalwil, Switzerland
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“Amazing Place to Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013 via mobile

We truly loved our experience at Ronjo. Staying here really felt authentic. The tents are clean and comfortable. There was always enough water for the flush toilet and sink. And the staff provided enough water for a hot shower each evening. The staff was very accommodating and helpful. The food was fine - some meals better than others, but you're in the middle of the Serengeti! At night, you can hear lions, hyenas...fantastic. One morning, an elephant walked by right outside the camp. This place seems like how Africa should be experienced.

Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Monceaux sur Dordogne
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

We arrived under black skies and with zebra all around the camp! Half an hour later, a storm broke, the heavens opened and the camp site became a running river........but the "boys" were not fazed! Once it stopped raining, they brought us our shower water and got stuck into cleaning up....with a smile! Unfortunately for us, there was only one other couple the first night and only us the 2nd, which impacted on the overall ambiance. Despite the storm, they came up trumps with a birthday cake and singing! The most memorable part was the zebras munching right outside the tent at 4 a.m., the lions in the distance and the hyenas "laughing" within the camp at night. A REAL safari experience but not for the faint-hearted! For the overall experience, we give it a 5, because it was So "Out of Africa". We loved it!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Joliette, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

I spent three nights at Ronjo Camp while on a photo safari and as it happened, I celebrated my birthday there.
Ronjo is a wonderful place with that ''Out of Africa'' feeling. The tents are clean and, considering this is virtually in the middle of nowhere, offer every comfort such as : hot showers, electrical lighting, and good if plain, meals.
The night is filled with African noises, and the sunsets are gorgeous.
An unforgettable experience.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

This camp is truely in THE middel of nowhere. It is à semipermanent camp, about 10 tents, with à central meal, lounge tent. THE tents are basic but very comfortable And clean. We feit very safe as THEre are masai keeping an eye on THE area at night. We heard widerbeast And zebra eating outside out tent at night. This place is THE closest we felt to THE animals in their natural habitat.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Köln
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

our stay at ronjo camp was ok.
we really enjoyed the nights in the middle of the serengeti listening to wild animals standing right next to our tent. after a whole day of safari we also enjoyed sitting at the firplace and letting the day pass by again.
the tents are basic, very clean with flushing toilet and shower. we really would have appreciated knowing in advance, that there would not be any hair shampoo in any of the camps. paying that much money, we would have expectet that.
the food was not too good, so was the staff.
if not for the great nights, we would not recommend the tented camp for that much money.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Montreal
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140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

We stayed at the rustic Ronjo after a night at the luxiourus Olduvai so it was definitely a change. However, it must not be forgotten that Ronjo is a semi-permanent camp that is literally in the middle of the Sergengeti. If you stay here, you will likely see a giraffe or a zebra walking by Ronjo while enjoying your morning coffee or hearing the lions roaring and the hyennas laughing while chatting with fellow guests over dinner! If this is the authentic experience you are looking for, then you'll love Ronjo. Also the tents are equipped with flushing toilets and the staff brings a barell of hot water every evening for a hot (or atleast a very warm!) shower. The staff is friendly and the food is also quite good. All in all, a great stay in an amazing location!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Monza, Italia
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2011

This was our fourth accommodation of a safari organized by Tankanyka Expedition (we stay at Mawe Ninga camp, bashay rift lodge and olduvai camp).
Ronjo is the most rustic camp (it is a semi-permanent camp) where we stayed: it is really in the middle of Serengeti and it is really surrounded by animals (zebras, wildebeests and hyenas). Indeed I loved the camp location: I enjoyed the outstanding sunrise and, most of all, hearing the sounds of the night! We woke up at 4 a.m. because there was a zebra eating right outside the tent: it was an amazing experience!!!
Dinner was good, too.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: near Seronera Wildlife Lodge, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Serengeti National Park
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Ranked #49 of 78 Specialty Lodging in Serengeti National Park
Number of rooms: 12

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