Jongomero Camp*****

Blending in beautifully with its surroundings, the camp is tucked below a dappled riverine canopy on the banks of the Jongomero sand river, a natural pathway for animals in search of water.

Positioned on one of the meanders with sweeping views of the bank beyond lies the camp bar, lounge and restaurant; an open wooden terrace shaded by a high thatched roof and filled with sumptuous sofas and striking furniture made of reclaimed dhow wood. It is an inviting spot to relax with a cup of tea while leafing through one of the camp library’s reference books or socialise with camp managers and fellow guests around the bar with an ice cold drink in hand. Alternatively, on warm days, laze around the pool and enjoy the sights and sounds of being so close to nature.

Accommodation : Jongomero comprises 8 large and well-appointed tented suites, built on raised wooden platforms, under enormous thatched roofs that also encompass a spacious private veranda which overlooks the riverbed. Snuggle under warming quilts in an eight-foot wide dhow wood emperor bed and 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.

Activities : With 70kms to the nearest camp, Jongomero is enchantingly secluded from the well worn safari trail. On all our activities, our guests can indulge in the luxury of solitude, which offers not only an intimate closeness to nature but also exclusive game viewing experiences. One can indulge in the following : Game drives, game walks and fly camping.

Mwagusi Safari camp

We offer our guests a unique and comfortable tented safari experience. All of the camp is built from natural materials such as grass thatch, timber, drift wood, stones and reeds, allowing the camp to be in perfect balance and harmony with its surroundings.

Accommodation : Each “banda” consists of a large spacious tent sheltered by a cooling thatch roof and set on a polished red floor. Each banda has en-suite facilities with flushing toilet, an unlimited supply of hot water, shower, sink, shelving, a large mirror and good night-time lighting. Built using stones, driftwood and bones the bathroom is an area of interesting, unique and original design. Thick comfortable towels and locally produced clove soap are provided.

An efficient same-day laundry service that is free of charge is offered. The tented living area includes dressing table and mirror, trunk for storage, comfortable beds with high-density mattresses, safari style chairs and bedside tables for night-time reading. All the “bandas” are built into the sandy banks of the Mwagusi River providing their own private and secluded view. Each has large covered verandah, with a comfortable cushioned seating area and swinging hammock, making this the perfect place to relax and view the passing wildlife.

Dining : Meals our served in the two main dining areas. Private dinings can be arranged for large groups or newly-wed honeymoon couples. The main dining area is built looking onto the riverbed with comfortable seating areas where you can relax during the afternoon.

Mdonya Old River camp

Centrally located deep within the park along the Old Mdonya riverbed, a stone throw from the seasonal Mdonya waterfalls it’s a majestic location offering a truly exciting bush safari adventure. At Mdonya you never feel like an intruder. Designed to remain simple and eco-friendly, the camps’ rustic setting incorporates you in the natural environment to make you feel part of wilderness. And the wildlife adds to this feel, meandering through the camp as though it’s just another step in their journey.

Accommodation : The large verandahs are an ideal place for relaxing in between activities or simply to enjoy the view of wildlife passing by. Alternatively help yourself to complementary tea or coffee in the lounge, browse through our selection of wildlife books or make a purchase at our gift shop to support some of our community-development activities.

Twelve tents nestled in a spacious area under the shade of large sycamore figs and Faidherbia albida, spaciously located along the curving banks of the Mdonya sand-river. Each traditional safari tent is comfortably furnished, catering for solo travelers, couples or families. All the tents have ensuite bathrooms with dressing room, open-roofed solar heated shower and separate flush toilets.

The picturesque wilderness that the camp is located in attracts an abundant variety of wildlife and you need only sit in camp with a book and a pair of binoculars to be amazingly rewarded. Impala, buffaloes, zebras, giraffes, kudus, elephants, lions, leopards and other animals are often seen around the area…

Ruaha River Lodge****

The Great Ruaha River is the lifeline of the Park; we can offer you the privilege of your own riverside ‘banda’ designed to blend seamlessly into the surroundings. The local stone and thatch room has minimal impact on the environment and game viewing from your veranda is a relaxing and enthralling option. We have an in-depth knowledge of the park and its inhabitants having lived in and around Ruaha all of their lives; together with their team of guides, they will ensure that you will want your stay in Ruaha to go on forever.

Accommodation : The comfortable accommodation options put you right in the middle of the wildlife in one of the richest areas of the park.

Lodges – Our recently remodeled facilities are the perfect blend of exotic safari architecture, comfort, and rugged beauty.

Bandas – 20 rooms with either twin beds or a double bed. Additional beds can be added. The en suite bathroom has a shower, toilet and wash basin with solar-heated hot water. The rooms are protected with mosquito gauze on the windows. A generator provides electricity for lights and battery charging until 11pm each night. Hurricane lamps provided at dusk. Complimentary laundry service.

Dining : Why interrupt your enjoyment of the scenery and wildlife to eat and drink? Drinks around a campfire on the riverbank, or high up in the elevated bar with its spectacular views up and down the river – the choice is yours.

Tandala Tented Camp****

Tandala Tented Camp is named after the majestic antelope, the Kudu, who frequents the surrounding area. (Tandala is Kiswahili for Greater and Lesser Kudu). Tandala Tented Camp is more than merely a lodge, it’s your home away from home. With our simple comforts, intimate atmosphere and friendly staff to make you feel welcome and relaxed, you will be as part of our family. We, at the Tandala Tented Camp, offer luxurious tented accommodation, fine cuisine and a great safari experience. Our trained game scouts and trackers are here to share their knowledge and experience of the bush with you.

Accommodation : There are ten spacious, elevated, luxury tents offering a variety of twin or double bed arrangements. Extra beds are available for children or to accommodate a third person. All lighting is provided by 24 hr solar and each tent stands at least eight meters away from the next ensuring absolute seclusion and privacy.The en-suite bathroom at the back of each tent is enclosed in thatch and rock work over viewing the bush. Hot showers are provided by gas or solar.

At the front of each room is a sizable verandah with comfortable seating perfect for relaxing in private to watch out for game along the Mdweka sand river. You can enjoy the diversity of animals such as warthog, giraffe, greater kudu, dik dik, mongoose, bushbuck, reedbuck and baboon, and every now and again we are visited by African hunting dogs during the early mornings. The biggest attraction at Tandala is without a doubt the abundance of elephants who come and go regularly attracted by the water holes.

Ruaha Hilltop Lodge

Ruaha Hilltop Lodge is 100km from Iringa on the Iringa – Ruaha main road and 5km from Tungamalenga village and near the boundary of Ruaha National Park. Ruaha has one of Tanzania’s richest concentrations of animals, birds and plant life.

The lodge stands on the slopes of Ideremle Mountain and the panoramic view is breathtaking. Jeeps are available for game drives as well as tours of Iringa.

Accommodation : The luxury self-contained cottages are very comfortable and private, each with its own balcony with a beautiful view.

Our water is heated by solar power. The reception, dining room and bar are all under one roof, with a gallery to enjoy the spectacular African sunrise and sunset.

Giraffes, elephants and baboons and kudus can sometimes be glimpsed not far way. We also have an own Curio Shop. You can find some pictures downwards.

Our experienced chefs provide both continental and Tanzanian cuisine, using fresh products from the local area. The bar is well stocked and we also serve fresh juice and bake our own bread.

Kichaka Camp****

The Kichaka camp itself is always situated in a grove of trees to provide shade in the heat of the day enabling that all important ‘power nap’ after lunch. Our camp has three mobile tents which can hold two people comfortably in each. The tents themselves are supported by metal frames and are large with plenty of standing space, protected by flysheets in case of rain which also keep the tent nice and cool. The beds have comfortable mattresses and can be arranged either as two twin beds or a double bed. There is a spacious covered verandah in the front with excellent views, ideal to sit and relax in the afternoon with a pair of binoculars quietly watching the animals and birds that may venture into camp.

Each tent has its own outdoor ablution structure nearby, also with great views and comprises of a wash basin, hot bucket shower (which can be arranged at any time) and a short drop toilet, much more hygienic than the long drop system and is replaced and cleaned frequently throughout the day.

The large and spacious ‘mess’ area is covered, well shaded and is the heart of the camp. There is a large dining table, as well as comfortable chairs, sofas and beanbags scattered around. The mess area provides a nice peaceful environment to relax, read a book or chat the evening away with a roaring campfire nearby.

Chogela Camp***

Chogela Camp provides a true African slice of heaven, with a great local feel and in a prime location. Located just 10 kilometres from Ruaha National Park – Tanzania’s largest national park – this camp is one of the most accessible and inexpensive in the area. Accommodation includes comfortable permanent tents or sheltered areas to park and pitch your own tent. The facilities are clean and have flushing toilets and showers, there’s a big kitchen, lounge, dining area and bar, and our staff are wonderfully friendly and always happy to help. The camp is on the outskirts of the village of Tungamalenga, where you can get fresh food, cold drinks and a feel for village life. Just a short drive from the national park, you are able to pop in for the day to see the giant baobabs, rocky outcrops, the largest population of elephants in East Africa, packs of highly endangered wild dogs and more than 450 bird species. Or spend a day on a cultural tour visiting the nearby Maasai Bomas or learning skills from local craftsmen. Whatever you are looking for, Chogela Camp aims to provide you with all the information, comforts and facilities you will need during your visit.

Kigelia Camp****

A grove of Kigelia (Sausage Tree) is home to our simple tented camp. The newest member of the Nomad portfolio, we fell in love with this camp because of it’s location in the best game area of Ruaha National Park. We felt it to be a perfect spot from which to explore – the camp’s simplicity and focus on the essence of safari being totally in keeping with the Nomad way of doing things.

We only have six tents here and it’s certainly not camping like you know it – we’ve got airy tents that provide shelter from the elements without detracting from the beauty of the natural bush setting…no manicured lawns here! The tents are well furnished with locally crafted pale wood furniture and there’s a hot safari-style bucket shower under the stars (the showers are en-suite but outdoors), and a flush loo. One of the tents is the family tent which has two adjoining en-suite bedrooms.

The camp kitchen whips up some tasty feasts – simple but satisfying meals served in the intimate dining tent or better still, under the stars. Like all bush camps, there’s a camp-fire where the essential sundowner can be enjoyed as the hot day gives way to cool night.

Sunset Mountain Lodge***

Accommodation

The choice of accommodation consists of 11 self contained chalets overlooking a vast tropical lawn of indigenous trees to the horizon, with a magnificent view of the sunset and a rewarding view of lions and wild dogs for the early risers. With their grace, intelligence and majesty, herds of elephants can be seen around the lodge grounds, mingling with giraffes, hyenas, various antelope species such as impalas, elands and greater lesser kudu.
Accessibility

Having an air strip within the park and accessible road transport from Dar es Salaam will make your holiday unforgettable. It takes one and a half hour by flight from Dar es Salaam and 8 hours by road.

with only a distance of 98km from Iringa town, Sunset Mountain Lodge is an ideal stop-over en route to Tanzania’s Northern tourist sites for tourists from South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia. The visitors can experience cultural tourism at Kidamali, Nyamahana and Idodi settlements along the way.
Activities

Walk in the 50 acre area of the lodge. Trekking to the mountain with breathtaking views and annoying the beautiful sunset (more than 1000 feet above sea level). Refresh your view with various birds of more than 529 species around.

Ample camping site can be arranged and have fun under the shade of baobab, miombo, acacia and amarula trees. These are just a few of the tree species in the area.