An epitome of wild Africa
This intimate tented camp is tucked in the shadows of a riverine grove on the banks of the seasonal Jongomero Sand River. It's one of Ruaha's National Park's more luxurious camps – an hour's drive from its nearest neighbour, so you're ensured intimate wildlife viewing. Known for elephants and high predator numbers, particularly the African wild dog, the wilderness is sure to provide you with some action-packed bush adventures.
At the lodge
Built on polished, raised wooden platforms with a thatched roof, Jongomero’s central area incorporates classic luxury that does not detract from the beautiful surrounds. The lounge is divided into two sections with sumptuous sofas and African artworks; the dining space offers large and smaller private tables, enabling guests to mingle or enjoy their privacy, depending on their holiday preference. Beyond the dining area is a swimming pool surrounded by deck chairs and an outdoor dining area adjacent to a seasonal river.
Jongomero’s raised tents offer both intimacy and luxury. With polished wooden floors and thatched roofs, these hybrid tent structures take camping to another level. Each is tastefully furnished with an eight-foot-wide (2.5-metre) emperor bed, mosquito nets and touches of leather and reclaimed dhow wood. The en-suite bathrooms come with hot running water for the showers and stylish basins. Topping it all off is the private deck overlooking the riverbed.
A master of both the game drive and walking safari, Jongomero provides a thrilling encounter with high predator numbers and its famous wild dog. Walking safaris need to be prebooked and are best combined with a night spent fly camping in the wilderness – a sensational experience, not to be missed. Bush walks focus on the smaller things often missed from the vehicle, including birds, reptiles and insects.