Ruaha National Park
Jongomero blends in beautifully with its surroundings. The camp is tucked below a dappled riverine canopy on the banks of the Jongomero river. The river is a natural pathway for animals in search of water ensuring a continual parade of wildlife.
Positioned on one of the meanders, with sweeping views of the bank beyond, lies the camp bar, lounge and restaurant. The main area comprises an open wooden terrace shaded by a high thatched roof and filled with sumptuous furniture.
As the largest National Park in Tanzania Ruaha is significant as it covers a unique transition zone where biomes intersect. This offers an extraordinary diversity of animals, plants and birds. There are upwards of 570 species of birds. Indeed, half of all Tanzania’s birds may be glimpsed in this park making it one of the continent’s premier birding destinations.
Because of its size Ruaha holds one of the greatest populations of elephant in any African park. Buffalo occur in huge herds ensuring good predator sightings. Guests often see giraffe, zebra, impala, eland, hippo, crocodile and leopard. The more elusive creatures can also be seen including sable and roan antelope, greater and lesser kudu, Grants gazelle and honey badgers. It is second only to Selous Game Reserve for the largest population of wild dog. Jongomero offers game drives, game walks and walking safaris.
Accommodation at Jongomero comprises eight large and well-appointed tented suites. Each suite is built on raised wooden platform under a thatched roof that encompass a spacious private veranda overlooking the riverbed.
Snuggle under warming quilts in an eight-foot wide dhow wood emperor bed; fall asleep to the hum of Africa beyond the canvas; and wake up to the morning tea tray and animals ambling past your mosquito net windows. The quintessence of luxury in the wilds.
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For more information on Ruaha, conservation read about the Ruaha Carnivore Project.