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Jongomero Camp

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

Highlights

-Remote, unspoiled location
-Luxurious Accommodation
-Overnight fly camping

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Overview

Jongomero is located in the Ruaha National Park, a conservation area of 10,300 square kilometres in the south west of Tanzania. A remote area of outstanding beauty, this is a great choice of safari for those that want to venture off the beaten track.

A relatively untouched reserve all the lodges here are small, authentic and accommodation is up to a high standard. The main areas at Jongomero are high ceilinged thatch buildings with comfortable lounge areas, a bar and dining area. A large, elevated pool has stunning views over the open bush.

Twice daily game drives are led by expert rangers in canopied four wheel drive vehicles in small groups. The Jongomero River and wooded areas in the reserve attract a range of wildlife from large herds of elephants and wild dog, to hippo, crocodile and 560 species of bird. Other activities that can be requested include afternoon bird and photography drives, daily guided bush walks and the opportunity for some fantastic overnight fly camping.

Accommodation at Jongomero is situated on the banks of the river and guests are therefore in prime position to watch an array of wildlife visiting the water. The exclusive lodge has eight large tented suites built on wooden platforms under thatched roofs. Each suite has a private verandah overlooking the riverbed, king-sized bed, ensuite shower room and elegant furnishings. A luxurious way to enjoy a proper safari.

Children from the age of six are welcome at Jongomero although they do have a policy of only two children in camp at any one time.

Jongomero is a unique camp, away from the commercial feel of many other reserves in Africa. Less populated with beautiful scenery and satisfactory game this lodge is perfect for an authentic taste of the African bush.

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Suggested Itineraries for Jongomero Camp

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Tailor-made Luxury 11 days

Adults from $8,547 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $716 per person economy class from London

Explore Selous and Ruaha National Parks in Southern Tanzania and relax on the Tanzania coast.

Tailor-made Luxury 11 days

Adults from $8,334 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $716 per person economy class from London

Families from $6,677 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $716 per person economy class from London

What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 494 reviews

(4.95/5)

  • The whole holiday start to finish was just fabulous, the accommodation was perfect and to a certain extent stunning at the Dar Hosnia in Marrakech.

    The transport, guides and staff at both locations were wonderful with a special mention to the Douar Samra team in Imlill. They were more than a bit special.

    The food at both locations was excellent and the ambience and fun we enjoyed in Douar Samra was beyond all expectations.

    We made many new friends whom I am sure we will keep in touch with way beyond this holiday.

    You put together a perfect package it was much more than just a great holiday it was a richly rewarding experience.

    Just finally to say a big thank you to you for organising one of the best trips we have had.

    Missingstuart w reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 15 April 2019

  • Everything was fab, I especially loved Tuningi such a special place and my son got to see his favourite animal the cheetah (after a bit of time hunting about on foot!). Mauritius is lovely we saw quite a bit of the island in the end.

    MissingLaura L reviewing South Africa Safari and Mauritius on 12 December 2018

  • We had a wonderful trip to Morocco. What a fascinating country. Thank you so much for all of your help making things smooth and less stressful!

    Here are a few things we wanted to pass on:

    Dar Housnia was absolutely delightful. It was like an entire wing of a house to ourselves with perfect Moroccan decor. The private area where we ate was so cute, the riad staff so accommodating. I loved waking in the cozy space with our family and hearing both call to prayer as well as roosters. Just perfect.

    I was a little unclear how to ask what time we were being picked up etc, but your office promptly replied to my emails - even on weekends- when we had these questions about transport times. Once, we met our guide in Imlil these details we not problematic as our guide “Abraham” totally took care of us. Abraham was awesome. You should definitely request him again in the future. He was young (29)and energetic. He had a ton of hiking experience in Imlil as he was from there. He also seemed to know everything else about morocco, the desert, the culture, etc, etc. He was approachable, kind, patient, great with our kids and answered SO MANY of our questions.

    The hike was lovely - after rain the day prior in Marrakech - there was snow in the mountains. It was gorgeous. We may have been up for a longer hike up Mt Taboukel if I had known this was a realistic option for families ( I thought from reading that it was too technical for us). Yet not sure we had enough days for all these things always since getting in the desert was a priority.

    The mountain house, Dar adar, was just as described… very basic. The wifi was broken (which was a nice break when you have pre-teens addicted to phones, plus my husband called no wifi an amenity to not be available by email for his work!)). There was no heat and the fireplace helped a tad - but was so very cold in the rooms. My husband loved the rustic space, I may have gone up one step in niceness of mountain accommodation if I had to do it over again. Yet, meeting the other families in this Dar Adar (including another Tourdust family from England) made this house very memorable.

    We were then joined by our driver for the next several days, Jamal. What a fun guy and a perfect driver. He could joke with my kids, he had a fun smile, and he had worked with Abraham before so they were a great team. The drive to desert was long as I knew it would be. It was nice to have the stop on way there near Ait Ben Haddu. The drive back from desert was long. It was more near 10 hours of driving (plus 1 hour at lunch = 11 hours) but I wouldn’t have made any different choices.

    The luxury desert camp was far and away the highlight of our trip. The tents were adorable, I was sufficiently warm even at night inside the tent. We loved the camel riding, the ATV vehicles at a nearby camp, sunsets on the dunes, music around the camp fire, meals with others at the camp and more.

    The last night was at Riad Jona. This was so very very lovely. The food was amazing - such a good idea to eat here after our long drive back to Marrakech. They had a small dining pool plus a hot tub which was delightful. It was almost more of a boutique hotel as it had several rooms.

    MissingGwyneth R reviewing Luxury Family Desert Holiday on 11 December 2018

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