A dramatic deluge in Jongomero

Selous Safari Company
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February 8, 2018
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Jongomero

The diversity of the landscape, as it responds to the command of nature, doesn’t fail to inspire and enthral those who experience it, even our most seasoned of guests and guides.

On Wednesday 7th February, after seven days of no rain, Jongomero Camp experienced a downpour of 33mm in less than an hour. The rain came in from the North West of Ruaha National Park, which is the catchment for the Jongomero River.

A mere three hours later, the result was the incredible sight of the Jongomero River in full force, flowing bank to bank and almost up to the sand terrace. 

‍This sand terrace is usually an oasis of calm, where our guests will enjoy a meal, or sit watching the 'Bush TV' (camp fire), whilst sipping a glass of something cool before dinner. 

The Sand Terrace, at sunset, during the dry season

On Wednesday, with very little warning, the landscape transformed…

The Sand Terrace, transformed, in the green season

Many of our guests who visit us during the dry season never get to see this side of Tanzania. For those who know Jongomero well, the green season, in all its dramatic glory, offers a fascinating, if very different insight, into the wonderful forces of nature here.