Accommodation

Udzungwa Forest Tented Camps

Hondo Hondo provides a high standard of food/accommodation and great access to Tanzania’s remarkable wildlife and landscapes through co-operation with the local community and provision of excellent facilities. Built by a local workforce and providing employment throughout both the construction and operational phases, the ultimate goal is to increase international awareness of the Udzungwa Mountains National Park, bringing in more visitors to appreciate the remarkable diversity of wildlife here and to contribute to the improvement of local community livelihoods.

We are proud of our excellent feeback low-impact, eco-friendly ethos and we continue to find ways to improve our services to our guests while using recognised best practice methods of keeping our footprint on the earth as low as possible. All water is heated with solar water heaters and we have solar panels so we are able to power all lights, fridges and other electrical equipment entirely through renewable sustainable energy sources.

Find us featured in interesting blogs, related videos of sights around the camp and area, and IN THE NEWS here

Please Contact Us for reservations and further information.

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.

Traditional Bandas

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 a camping tent. Homey and rustic, the huts are furnished with double and single beds and mosquito nets. This is a good budget accommodation option for those who are cash-conscious travelers and don’t have their own tent. Toilet and showers are communal and situated near the huts, with more available down the path in the camp site.

Camping at Hondo Hondo

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 in Udzungwa National Park

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, cook and so on, and all you have to do is enjoy the wildlife and nature and the magic of the forest night.