Ensuite Tented Rooms
Hondo Hondo Tented Camp offers six Forest ensuite tented rooms situated along or overlooking the forest boundary and providing a comfortable accommodation experience. With these rooms offering good facilities and great forest views, you can be sure of getting a good nights sleep and enjoying the relaxation of your stay in the surrounding shambaland and forest.
Each is well equipped, with all furniture made from locally available renewable sources such as coconut wood and bamboo.
All beds boast comfortable spring mattresses and feather pillows, and the soft throws over the beds are made by the local Ifakara Women Weavers group, who are one of the lodge’s community support projects.The open-air bathrooms offer views up into the nearby forest canopy while you shower, and are equipped with western-style flush toilets. huge solar hot water “rain” showers, sink and shaver socket.
All our hot water is heated using solar energy alone, and as a back up (in case of heavy rains and little sun) we use elevated bucket showers. Electric lighting is provided through the camp with low-energy LED bulbs, and each tent is equipped with lighting, personal solar reading lights, a solar fan and a socket for charging phones, cameras and so on.
These comfortable and well appointed canvas rooms make an excellent change from the usual range of places to stay, and as you fall asleep you can listen to the sound of elephants passing by in the night, or bushbabies calling in the trees.
Set in a patch of trees bordering the forest of the Udzungwa Mountains National Park, Hondo Hondo offers five traditional thatched huts, providing a comfortable alternative to sleeping in a normal dome tent. Homey and rustic, the huts are furnished with double beds and mosquito nets. This is a good budget accommodation option for those who prefer not to sleep on the ground in a small tent, and who are cash-conscious travelers.
Camping in Udzungwa
The camping facilities at Udzungwa Forest Tented Camp’s Campsite are well maintained and provide for all the needs of the traveler/camper in Tanzania. The attractive campsite lies 300m away from the road with stunning views up across the Udzungwa Mountains forest canopy. Facilities include well-maintained showers with solar heated water, western-style toilets, access to the lodge bar and restaurant, simple self catering cooking area, a fire pit with comfortable natural seating for evening relaxation, and comfortable seating/dining areas with views over the Udzungwa Mountains and the Kilombero Valley.
Special camping can be arranged within the Udzungwa Mountains National Park itself. You have the option of the overnight Sanje hike, the longer two night Mwanihana hike, or the serious 4 night Lumemo Trail.You will trek into the rainforest where you will spend the night below the canopy, in a campsite high up in the mountains. We arrange everything for you, including all necessary equipment, all meals, porters, guides and so on, and all you have to do is enjoy the wildlife and nature and the magic of the forest night.
Equipment Hire in Udzungwa
You fancy spending an night in the Udzungwa Mountains National Park? climbing Mwanihana or hiking the Lumeno trail, or camping anywhere in the Kilombero Valley?
If this sounds fantastic but you don’t wish to travel loaded down with your own camping kit, never fear! The Udzungwa Forest Tented Camp is happy to provide an equipment hire service, including everything you might need for a comfortable night under canvas – tents, bedding, foam mattresses, sheets, pillows and so on. We can also provide a cook, cooking kit and food for your expedition.
You can arrange everything when you arrive at Udzungwa Forest Tented Camp.