One of Tanzanias' wildest parks, Ruaha can only be described as a true unspoiled natural wilderness.
The landscape is rugged and harsh and no other park in Tanzania epitomises the definition of "wild Africa" quite like the Ruaha. Vast and untouched, the Ruaha National park is now the largest National Park in Tanzania and stands currently at an incredible 23,000sq km.
Superbly isolated right in the heart of the Ruaha National Park lies Jongomero on the banks of a seasonal sand river which bears the same name.
Blending in beautifully with its surroundings the camp is tucked away among some shady riverine vegetation not far from permanent water therefore attracting a large amount of animals into the camp area. Being the only camp situated in this area of the park ensures unmatched privacy and a true wilderness experience.
Accommodation at Jongomero comprises eight large and well-appointed tented suites, all built on raised wooden platforms and under enormous thatched roofs that also encompass a spacious private veranda.
All tents are spread out, situated on the edge of the sand river which is often used by a multitude of different animals to make their way to the river system for water.
The dining and living areas are both original and very comfortable offering a great vantage to take in the sights and sounds of the African bush that surrounds the camp, as does the natural "hippo friendly" swimming pool for those hot days.
The camp itself is not fenced and animals are free to pass through as they please. Elephants are daily and nightly visitors to the camp, vast herds of buffalo come within close proximity to the camp itself.
Lion occassionally pass through and once every so often the tracks of a leopard can be seen winding down the main pathway as they make their way through the camp.
For the more adventurous, a walking safari / mobile bush camping (fly camping) in pristine surroundings can be pre-booked from July to end of November.