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We have just returned from four nights at Jongo. An excellent experience at a unique isolated camp, superbly run by Theo and Mike. Great team work from everyone in camp, and nothing was too much trouble – including providing gluten-free food. Superb facilities, and we loved the setting on the Jonga river. The tents are luxurious, and very well-equipped. Everything was green and lush in the wet season, and we were surrounded by extensive butterflies and birds – and saw plenty of larger game animals of course, too. Travel to and from Dar was very smooth, and making sure the Jongo landing strip was clear of animals before the flight could land was a definitely highlight. Thank you to all the staff, especially our guide, Lambert.
Everyone took excellent care of us. We were really happy with everything. Every meal was gourmet. The food presentation was wonderful. We enjoyed the bush breakfast and lunch very much. Lambert is an extremely knowledgable guide. We saw new things and learned a lot that we had not known before.
We have stayed in Jongomero for 3 nights during our honeymoon trip and we loved it a lot! Jongomero offers an amazing landscape and nature combined with hospitality. We had a private romantic candle light dinner - what a great surprise! Chef David is a master of his profession, he creates great meals better than many restaurants at home. Because of the location of Jongomero, we never met any cars from other camps and experienced the contact to the animals in a very intimate way. Meeting the elephants was beyond description! Furthermore we had quite much fun with our guide Lambert who is a real expert in reading tracks and finding animals in the thick green bush. Everyone of the staff was very attentive and we heard so many interesting and funny stories. All in all: we felt as a part of a big family!
We loved everything about Jongomero. The location, the accommodation, the food, the safaris, the guides (Joseph and Vincent) the staff, the pool, everything! Michael and his team were so welcoming and friendly and all aspects of the camp are run to an extremely high standard. The chef (David) cooked delicious safe meals for our son who is extremely allergic to a number of foods. On the safaris it was just our family and guides in the land rover so it felt far more personal. Just wonderful. Thank you to all for a fantastic four days that we'll never forget.
We came to Jongomero after staying at Selous and we loved the difference in experiences. The camp is in a stunning location overlooking the river and both food and staff were superb. The guides were friendly and knowledgeable and we managed to also go for a walking trip that we would recommend. It is definitely the best place to stay in Ruaha. What we particularly loved is the seclusion and the fact that we never met any other car/tourist which is becoming a rarity even more remote parks like Ruaha. All in all a great experience.
“Remote and glorious…The camp itself is lovely - small and intimate, well-appointed permanent tents (completely glamping), excellent food and a wonderful staff. Dinner under the stars every evening was really special. As was listening to the animals moving peacefully around the camp at night.”
We have been to many safari camps and lodges and can claim that Jongomero is among the Top Five on our list. First of all let us start with the location. Ruaha National Park in Southern Tanzania is already quite unknown in comparison to Serengeti or Ngorongoro in the North and therefore fewer tourists find their way to Ruaha. On top of that Jongomero Camp lies in the most remote corner of the national park, all alone with no other camp or civilisation around. The luxurious tents all lie lined up along the dry riverbed and gave us amazing views. After arrival we were picked up by our driver in an open vehicle and after about 5 minutes drive we were greeted by the amazing amazing staff with a song, wet towels and a fresh welcome drink. Every day we were taken o a morning and afternoon game drive through the beautiful National Park and felt alone in the nature with no-one around but the African wildlife! Our highlights definitely were the early morning coffee brought into our tent and the private buch breakfast during the game drive together with our driver. We will also never forget the first night where dinner was served in the dry river bed surrounded by fire torches and the sound of lions and hyenas. If you are curious about our experience visit our website where we have several videos.