Jongomero Camp

Reviews of Jongomero Camp

Excellent(96%) From 34 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 34 of our travellers who have visited Jongomero Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mrs C. from Cambridge
Arrived on: 19-Jun-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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TRYING TOO HARD - CLINICAL

It is hard to separate lodges from locations, as although much more game here than Sand Rivers I would not recommend the lodge. The hosts are very 'professional'. The manner the chef announces dinner is very grand and serious. Its their way, but not for us. The lunches here were better than Sand Rivers, dinners OK.
Tsetse flies do spoil some of the drives, smoke blows across photos from burning elephant dung, and also affects eyes, especially when you stop. Although they vehicles go off roads, compared to other more central lodges in Ruaha we saw more animals in the Kwahala camp, that may be why the camps are placed there?
Zipped tents - good accommodation -

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Expert Africa comments

These travellers visited Jongomero very early in the season (following the rainy season) when Tsetse fly numbers are slightly higher. The team at Jongomero did all they could to limit the fly's influence on game drives and we're sorry if the smoke interfered with photo opportunities. With management we feel that it is perhaps better to be very professional, than not professional enough. I’m sure that as the season goes on the managers will settle into their roll a bit more, creating a more relaxed atmosphere in camp.

Mr Farrier
Arrived on: 9-Feb-2016 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Jongomero Camp review

Generally this camp was excellent, but unfortunately the guide was not quite as good as he could have beeen

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Mr & Mrs J from Stourbridge
Arrived on: 14-Oct-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Jongomero excellent camp

We found the tetsi flies rather aggravating in this area, the level of accomadation was excellent as was Siwandu..

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Nomad Aristocrat and partner
Arrived on: 24-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great location, nice camp and staff

Jongomero is well located away from other camps and enjoys some quiet isolation. It's (dry) riverside location assures an ongoing parade of various animals as they use the open area of the riverbed.

The camps straddles the line between elegance, luxury and rustic quite well, but it all depends on the perspective. For the more adventurous there is fly camping, which in our opinion and experience was the best part of being there! Best to do at least 2 nights in the fly camp for the best experience.

The couple managing the place, Chris and Sam are very nice, friendly and easy going. The walks we did in conjunction with fly camping were pleasant and informative, covering a nice variety of terrain. One of the highlights for us was our assigned guide for the duration of our stay, Theo who drove us on all game drives. He is a great guy, friendly and knowledgeable, a good judge of character able to relate to his guests in a way most suitable to their personalities and preferences.

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Mr and Mrs A - New York USA
Arrived on: 13-Jul-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Jongomero Camp review

Leonard our Guide, was fantastic!

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Mr and Mrs H. from Nottingham
Arrived on: 6-Jul-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Our Favourite!

Jongomero Camp exceeded all expectations, we were sad to leave! Staying here really does feel as though you have Ruaha National Park to yourselves.

The friendliness of all the staff here is very welcoming, the tents are huge, well equipped and with great views and the food is excellent both in quality and variety. Special thanks go to the camp manager's Sam and Chris, particularly for those small touches personalised to us for our honeymoon and also to our guide Theo who was extremely knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour.

Visiting at the beginning of July the camp wasn't quite full and we had the benefit of private safari drives every time which was a nice touch as the managers could have easily chosen to pair up couples into one vehicle.

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Michelle Chandler
Arrived on: 16-Jun-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Jongomero Camp review

Our first safari experience at Jongomero Camp in Ruaha National park will be hard to beat! The staff of Jongomero was wonderfully attentive to our every need...even those unknown needs. They anticipated EVERY possible need we would have during our 4 day/3 night stay.

Chris and Sam are AWESOME managers with a wealth of knowledge of every aspect of the area. Our guide, Leonard, made sure we saw EVERY animal possible and most on every game drive we saw something new each time! It was breathtaking and words cannot describe how perfect every aspect was covered. From seeing a family of lions, to the leopard in the Baubab tree, and every other possible creature, it was perfectly amazing!

The camp was 5 star plus in amenities with the staff on standby for our EVERY need, at every moment. Every meal the food was amazing! The setting for every dinner was in a different location which was phenomenal!

Thank you to Expert Africa for making the process for this once in a lifetime trip for my family done with ease and worry free!

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Mr E. family from Houston
Arrived on: 30-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Jongomero Camp review

My family had a wonderful time at Jongomero camp. Everyone was very helpful, and went out of their way to provide a memorable experience.

The managers were always on hand, and our guide was excellent and very knowledgeable about the wildlife. Weather was perfect: cool in the evenings and not too hot in the daytime. Food was excellent.

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Mr B and friends from Bedfordshire
Arrived on: 20-Feb-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Beautiful Jongomero

Jongomero, a very different place to Lake Manze both in style and situation. It really is a beautiful camp, the accommodation is first class and the food is just lovely. Again nothing was too much trouble for the staff, everything was done with good humour and great attention to detail. Unfortunately due to the rains, everywhere was very green which made it difficult to see the game but our guide Theo did everything he could to maximise our chances of seeing things. There were wild dog and lion around close by as we could see from the fresh spoor, and from the lion calls during the night, but the very thick vegetation meant it proved too difficult to see them. Again it would be lovely to go back to Jongomero, but I think the area would be much better visited during the dry season .

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Mr & Mrs H - Sweden
Arrived on: 6-Nov-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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A wonderful safari camp

Loved Jongomero! Staff and guides were friendly, helpful and the service was excellent. The safari drives were fantastic and very educational. I learnt a lot as well as seeing so many fantastic animals, birds, trees and plants.

Excellent food and relaxed atmosphere.

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