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“decent, but some aspects coudl be improved”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Ronjo Tented Camp

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Ronjo Tented Camp
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Glasgow
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55 reviews
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“decent, but some aspects coudl be improved”
Reviewed August 29, 2011

I'm not going to review Ronjo as if I was expecting the Burj Al Arab - I appreciate the place is in the middle of nowhere. However they charge a fairly sizable sum for the accommodation, and I think that some aspects could be improved.

There is no running water in the tents - you get 10 litres of lukewarm water per person to shower with, made available when the staff decide to fill your tank attached to the back of your tent - at around 7pm. Staff bring a bucket of water each morning for washing purposes. This bucket isn't left outside your tent (which surely would be quite straightforward to arrange), but is instead brought right into your tent, at 7am, by a chap striding past your bed shouting "HELLO, HELLO". Quite a bracing way to be woken up if you're not expecting it.

There is a proper toilet in the tent, but the water is exhausted after about 3 flushes. I will leave the potential consequences of this to your imagination, but it's not great if you happen to have any form of diarrhoea.

You will also have dinner when the staff specify - we ate at 7.30pm one night, 7pm the other. Food is adequate, and served in a large tent with both sides unzipped. Breakfast is served in the same tent and degenerates into a stressful exercise in constantly swiping at flying insects - while al fresco dining is idyllic, the staff should really consider whether offering a closed tent (similar to the bedrooms) may be more realistic.

Lastly you will hear a LOT of strange noises during the night, including animals shuffling around right outside your tent. It's terrifying at the time, but quite cool to look back on afterwards.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Reviewed August 20, 2011

Ronjo was a lovely place to stay in the Serengeti. It is a tented camp consisting of approx 9 semi-permanent tents. Our tent contained a double bed, a flushing toilet, a bucket shower (filled with hot water every evening at 6pm) and a sink - all the comforts of home in a very clean tent. The 'mess tent' was comfortable and held a well-stocked drinks fridge. It was great eating our tasty meals feeling like we were a part of the Serengeti. The camp is unfenced, yet we felt perfectly safe walking from our tent to the 'mess tent' and back again, and had our best night's sleep here, sleeping through the animals roaming around outside. This was the best place we stayed while on safari in Tanzania.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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West Sussex, England
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Reviewed September 18, 2010

We stayed here after camping in the Serengeti as we were in sore need of a shower! It delivered with a hot bucket shower and the best food we had in Serengeti. The tented room was comfortable and very quiet at night (bar the hyenas!). It was a lovely place to wake up, on a wide plain with animals close by, and the staff were helpful but not overly in your face. It was a comfortable stay, and near to the main drives of Seronera.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Ronjo Tented Camp
Address: near Seronera Wildlife Lodge, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Serengeti National Park
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Ranked #53 of 112 Specialty Lodging in Serengeti National Park
Number of rooms: 12

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