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Jongomero Camp

Uber-luxury in a wonderfully secluded area of Ruaha...

Jongomero Camp - main area
Jongomero Camp - main area

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Review

The only camp that is set right at the bottom of the park, Jongomero Camp, sister camp to the great Selous Safari Camp, is probably the smartest lodge in Ruaha. It is also the only lodge in the park at this level that has a swimming pool that, in a Ruaha summer time, is an absolute Godsend! Where the game around Jongomero can be a little mixed, for those looking to stay in style then this is definitely the place to head to.

Location

Located right on the southern boundaries of the park it used to be that Jongomero was outside of the park boundaries and was therefore allowed to offer additional activities such as fly camping. Today, however, it is part of the park and bound by the regulations of being so. This is not a bad thing by any means and this secluded location really gives the feeling of being out in the middle or nowhere...which you are!

As mentioned above, the region around Jongomero is not known for being the most prolific for game, in part, we would argue due to its once not being the park and so the game would not have felt the same protection. Again, however, this is not a real drawback as part of the experience of coming here is to experience a real African safari rather than one where the game is "wheeled" out.

Layout and rooms

The camp and rooms at Jongomero are outstanding and have been beautifully designed in order to offer the highest standards while still feeling absorbed by the nature around. Using local dead woods the bed themselves have been formed using this stunning material and the canvas tents have comfortable covered areas out the front from which to watch the daily procession of elephant to the watering hole out at the front.

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Secluded location, great rooms and communal areas, good value

Game area a little lacking

Our rating: 
4
User rating: 
4
Price: 
4

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