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#1 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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Jongomero, Ruaha National Park Tanzania
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Iringa Nduli Airport83 mi
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I cannot recommend this place enough ! The staff are all amazing (and I mean each and every one of them), I have been on quite a few safaris in Kenya and Tanzania but have never been looked after as well as we were here. Naomi is a warm and friendly person but also highly professional and runs the camp very well. Our guide was Prosper - who is a wonderful person to spend hours with, he is passionate about the wildlife and very experienced whilst always taking such care with his driving. Theo the head guide who we chatted to in the bar every night is a great person too and happy to answer any questions you have. We went in Feb and the grass was very long so maybe didn't see as much wildlife as other times of the year but that was our choice. The food - I cannot express how good it was, I am vegetarian and I was catered for as well (if not better !) than than all the other guests. We had a bush breakfast one morning too that was a nice surprise. The bar and waiting staff are wonderful too, It is a most special place to spend time, if you can go I suggest you go as soon as you can, there are not many natural unspoilt places left in world but this is one of them We will come back
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Response from SelousSafariCompany1, Manager at Jongomero
Responded Mar 17, 2019
Dear Jo-Anne, Thank you for your amazing review. It was an absolute pleasure to host you here at Jongomero. We are always happy to hear our guest enjoy the natural untouched beauty that we experience here at Jongomero. We are looking forward to your next visit and will ensure we have enough Pinotage in stock ..... :) Bush wishes Jongomero Family
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Jongomero is very different from other safari camps, no other cars around, actually i came for the birds, but Theo the fantastic guide and teacher let us see leopard, cheetah, lion and and....! Birding is just good enough from the verandah at your tent, but then you miss how an expert can find the most tiny ones in the bush, during driving!! Thank you so much, the staff is lovely, management by Naomi perfect, the welcome song, something i try to avoid, is very emotional, great place, hope it will survive and that one day the rhino is coming back and poachers disappear.
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Response from SelousSafariCompany1, Manager at Jongomero
Responded Mar 17, 2019
Dear Maggie, Thank yo for your lovely review on our camp and family working here at Jongomero. Our camp, staff and the area around us is truly a gem hidden away. We are happy you have taken such beautiful memories with you and we are looking forward to see you again. Bush wishes Jongomero Family
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Wewerewelcomed o our arrival with welcoming song and dance. Hilarious and it proved to be the opening chapter on an exciting few days We went to our loverly tent/ hut and on our way back to the swimming pool, elephants were grazing in the nearby field, Peter baboons and then impalas appeared there. The staff led by Godfrey worked hard to ensure we had a wonderful Time and David, the cook’s presentation was a highlight of the evening. We were there 4 nights and looked after by Apollo who with acute but reserved intelligence took us round the lush area bordering the river. We were threatened by a rogue elephant ( a real highlight). We saw a group of elephants with a tiny small one less than 7 days old, a group of lionesses relaxing after a kill, a young hippo being chased by his elder and betters nad followed up weird behaviour by baboons Lots and lots of birds , nearly100 , including the very special Ruaha hornbill, were spotted and had a whale of a time. Apollo patiently and carefully guided us and thank you Apollo. The food was delicious. We had unlimited drinks as in the Selous and much enjoyed our times Thank you guys for making the 4 nights and days very special!
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Response from SelousSafariCompany1, Manager at Jongomero
Responded Mar 10, 2019
Dear Chris, Thank you for your extensive and very informative review of Jongomero. This is exactly what we wish for each guest to each experience (Maybe some will not enjoy the rogue elephant) but a good elephant sighting nonetheless. Hopefully you will come back to Jongomero and enjoy our hidden treasure with us again. Bush Wishes Naomi
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Four nights in this exceptional safari camp. It's remoteness is part of its charm and excitement - with the feeling of a private game reserve - and the riverside setting is stunning.. The staff are fantastic, friendly and efficient - and it is due to them that the entire experience was so memorable and faultless. The game drives were extraordinary not only for the variety of wildlife we saw (including remarkable, up-close, memorable experiences with elephants!) but particularly because we had clearly one of the best Guides in the whole of Africa. Theo became a friend during our stay - sharing his extensive knowledge about the wildlife, birds, plants and trees - but also about the history of Tanzania and his family connections with some of it - even teaching my wife a sentence or two of Swahili. He was often supported on our drives by John - multi-tasking as a waiter and trainee Guide. His presence added to the fun and banter - and it is clear from his extensive knowledge, confidence and easy manner that he is already well equipped to be a first class Guide. It was a privilege to share our unforgettable, exciting experiences with them both - and we shall always be grateful that the smoking elephant dung successfully kept the tetse fly at bay!
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Response from SelousSafariCompany1, Manager at Jongomero
Responded Mar 10, 2019
Dear Robert, Thank you for the praising review. The bush life around Jongomero is amazing and our staff service just adds on to this incredible experience we wish to share and give guest. We are happy to hear you guys our very organic and natural way of keeping the tsetse flies at bay. Bush wishes Jongomero Family
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Wonderful safari camp. Very comfortable, Fabulous beds Fantastic food Great staff and Wonderful guides. You can be out all day and not see another vehicle. It’s well off the beaten track. The true bush. February may not the best month as we were attacked quite a lot by the tsetse fly. The weather was variable but it made it all the more dramatic. This is not our first safari. We were not disappointed in choosing Jongomero
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Response from SelousSafariCompany1, Manager at Jongomero
Responded Mar 10, 2019
Dear Gill, It's always great to hear our guest have enjoyed themselves in our hidden paradise. We hope you have taken lots of beautiful memories with you too during your stay and hopefully you will visit us again in a different month. Bush wishes Naomi
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jongomero camp hotel ruaha national park
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TanzaniaIringa RegionRuaha National Park
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8
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