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Jongomero, Ruaha National Park Tanzania
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#5 of 14 Specialty lodging in Ruaha National Park
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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.
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Ricky & Shaton wrote a review Apr 2020
Stuttgart, Germany114 contributions19 helpful votes
We have been to many safari camps and lodges and can claim that Jongomero is among the Top Five on our list. First of all let us start with the location. Ruaha National Park in Southern Tanzania is already quite unknown in comparison to Serengeti or Ngorongoro in the North and therefore fewer tourists find their way to Ruaha. On top of that Jongomero Camp lies in the most remote corner of the national park, all alone with no other camp or civilisation around. The luxurious tents all lie lined up along the dry riverbed and gave us amazing views. After arrival we were picked up by our driver in an open vehicle and after about 5 minutes drive we were greeted by the amazing amazing staff with a song, wet towels and a fresh welcome drink. Every day we were taken o a morning and afternoon game drive through the beautiful National Park and felt alone in the nature with no-one around but the African wildlife! Our highlights definitely were the early morning coffee brought into our tent and the private buch breakfast during the game drive together with our driver. We will also never forget the first night where dinner was served in the dry river bed surrounded by fire torches and the sound of lions and hyenas. If you are curious about our experience visit our website where we have several videos.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Room Tip: We stayed in tent 8 which is the very last one in the line, very wild bush experience
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Response from Tania Steyn, Marketing at Jongomero
Responded Sep 23, 2020
Hi Ricky & Shaton, Thank you so much for your positive review about your experience at Jongomero! We have enjoyed watching your videos and seeing our camp through your eyes. We do hope that you will be back for a visit sometime in the near future. All the best there, The Jongomero Team
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Kristina Tischler wrote a review Feb 2020
Leonding, Austria12 contributions2 helpful votes
We have stayed in Jongomero for 3 nights during our honeymoon trip and we loved it a lot! Jongomero offers an amazing landscape and nature combined with hospitality. We had a private romantic candle light dinner - what a great surprise! Chef David is a master of his profession, he creates great meals better than many restaurants at home. Because of the location of Jongomero, we never met any cars from other camps and experienced the contact to the animals in a very intimate way. Meeting the elephants was beyond description! Furthermore we had quite much fun with our guide Lambert who is a real expert in reading tracks and finding animals in the thick green bush. Everyone of the staff was very attentive and we heard so many interesting and funny stories. All in all: we felt as a part of a big family!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from SelousSafariCompany1, Manager at Jongomero
Responded Feb 29, 2020
Thank you for such a wonderful review Kriseee. It was a pleasure having you both stay with us on your honeymoon. So happy that you enjoyed your time with us. Will pass the review onto the team I am sure David and Lambert would love to see it. We hope to see you one day for an anniversary. Kind Regards The Jongomero Family
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Leigh R wrote a review Feb 2020
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We loved everything about Jongomero. The location, the accommodation, the food, the safaris, the guides (Joseph and Vincent) the staff, the pool, everything! Michael and his team were so welcoming and friendly and all aspects of the camp are run to an extremely high standard. The chef (David) cooked delicious safe meals for our son who is extremely allergic to a number of foods. On the safaris it was just our family and guides in the land rover so it felt far more personal. Just wonderful. Thank you to all for a fantastic four days that we'll never forget.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from SelousSafariCompany1, Manager at Jongomero
Responded Feb 29, 2020
Hello Leigh, Thanks for such a great review. I will pass it onto Joseph and the rest of the team. It was a pleasure having you and your family stay with us and we hope we will see you all again one day. Kind Regards Mike and the Jongo Team
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Cathryn L wrote a review Jan 2020
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We have just returned from four nights at Jongo. An excellent experience at a unique isolated camp, superbly run by Theo and Mike. Great team work from everyone in camp, and nothing was too much trouble – including providing gluten-free food. Superb facilities, and we loved the setting on the Jonga river. The tents are luxurious, and very well-equipped. Everything was green and lush in the wet season, and we were surrounded by extensive butterflies and birds – and saw plenty of larger game animals of course, too. Travel to and from Dar was very smooth, and making sure the Jongo landing strip was clear of animals before the flight could land was a definitely highlight. Thank you to all the staff, especially our guide, Lambert.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from SelousSafariCompany1, Manager at Jongomero
Responded Jan 6, 2020
Hi Cathryn, It was a pleasure hosting you and your family at Jongomero. We have been very lucky with the butterflies this year, they have been absolutely incredible. Thank you for such an amazing review. We hope to see you again. Kind regards, Mike, Theo and the rest of the Jongomero Family
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Sally C wrote a review Nov 2019
Leicestershire, UK138 contributions18 helpful votes
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We stayed at Jongomero for 4 nights, after previously visiting their sister camp, Siwandu, in the Selous. There is a great contrast between the two areas and it was great to see the variety of landscape and vegetation, plus the change in temperatures too! Siwandu had been hot and quite humid, while Jongo temperatures were hot and dry by day, but much cooler and fresher by night, with beautiful mornings and a slight chill - although we personally didn’t need our fleeces, some guests did wear them on the 6.30am drives. Like Siwandu, great store is set by the company on its customer service, and at Jongo the team is well led by Mike, who takes time to get to know all the guests, and we’d like to say thank you to them all - too many to name - for the friendly welcome and the attention to detail. The catering is second to none, with excellent and plentiful choices at lunch and dinner, plus the excellent bush breakfasts, which provide an unforgettable experience, tucking into egg and bacon, while overlooking the river and watching hippos, crocs and wading birds in the morning sun. Dining in camp is at individual tables, but the location is varied every night, so that you may be down in the river bed, up on the terrace, in the dining area under cover, or out back near the pool - no two days are the same! We were fortunate to have Apollo as our guide - he proved to be exceptionally knowledgable about all aspects of the sightings on our drives, and we learned such a lot from him during our stay. Because Jongomero is in such a remote location, you won’t see any other vehicles, other than perhaps another from the same camp, which is such a contrast to the more populated parks. We preferred it, and I’m glad we chose to visit - it may just be that because of this, some animals are less at ease when vehicles appear, and you may not always get quite as close - certainly we experienced this as we were lucky enough to spot a cheetah in the distance but were never able to get close enough to view it clearly. However, it does mean that the animals largely go about their natural business undisturbed, and that surely is the aim. We would definitely recommend Jongomero to anyone looking for a rewarding and personal safari experience. Thanks once again - asante sana - to Mike and all the Jongo boys, for a fantastic and memorable stay.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Responded Nov 22, 2019
Hello Sally, Thank your for a lovely review, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. The part of Ruaha that Jongomero is in is incredibly remote, almost untouched and we are very lucky to be down here. We hope that you will visit again. Kind Regards Mike & the Jongomero Team
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Frequently Asked Questions about Jongomero
What are some of the property amenities at Jongomero?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Jongomero?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Jongomero?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Jongomero have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Jongomero offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Jongomero have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.