Perched on the shores of a seasonal river in Ruaha National Park, Jongomero is a remote wilderness paradise.
Accommodations at the lodge consist of eight well-appointed and spacious tented suites. Each thatched roof and canvas suite is furnished with an eight-foot wide dhow wood emperor bed dressed in warm quilts. The en suite bathrooms feature twin vanities, a shower, and a flush toilet. While the private and shaded veranda invites guests to unwind in a comfy chair and gaze at the sand riverbed with a morning coffee or a good book.
The lodge is located in a remote corner of Ruaha National Park. Ruaha is known for its diverse wildlife, which includes an impressive elephant population. Ruaha is the largest national park in Tanzania and East Africa, spanning over about 25,000-square miles. The diverse landscape here ranges from baobab trees and granite kopjes to open plains with cooling rivers and woodland valleys. The mountains in the south and west reach as high as 6.000 feet. Sightings of herds of greater and lesser kudu, sable and roan antelope are frequent, as are glimpses of the third highest population of endangered African wild dog, bat-eared fox and cheetah. The park is one of the Tanzania birds’ paradise with more than 571 species recorded here including hornbills, grey heron, yellow-billed egret, ibis, secretary bird, Egyptian vulture, and more.