River Valley Campsite | Established Campground

Tanzania

Details

Last Visited: 3 months ago
GPS: -8.88031, 34.09701
Altitude: 1116.0 masl
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Amenities

Electricity: No
Wifi: No
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: No
Showers: No
Water: Natural Source
Toilets: Pit Toilets
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Tent Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes
Sanitation Dump Station: No

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Description

A community camping site on the banks of the river. Flat grass site, only a long drop toilet for facilities. There is firewood and the village send down a security guard for the night. There is no GSM phone coverage.

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Really nice place at the river. No reception, no facilities. They collect wood for you, fishermen came by so I had fresh fish. Paid TSH 15.000. They will send a guard at night.

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Very nice riverside camp spot. Long drop toilets, but not that inviting.

10,000TSH pppn. Big Rig friendly, but narrow track with bushes. Very quiet and with guard included in price. Nice stop.

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Nice place if you like hiking. A bit further upstream there is a big pool for swimming ... beautiful.

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A really nice and well maintained campground. Big, leveled with a nice river. The access road is a bit narrow and steep, but not a real problem even for big rigs.

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Lovely quiet spot on the river where you can even swim. Moses and his dad who run the camp came straight away to organize firewood for us. The pit toilets are very clean and well maintained. A great place to support the local community. Highly recommend if you don’t mind camping with few facilities.

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lovely place near Ruaha river. we arrived at night, passed the stop at the village saying we were going to the campsite. 15 min later the 2 brothers were there to great is and make bonfire. they came back in the morning and we had a nice chat. good access road. 10 000Tzs pp.

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Campsite is 3km from main road and it's managed by two brothers (Matthew and Moses). Great stopover on our way from Malawi to Dar. Clean long drop toilets with seats and they are investing money to build a shower. Beautiful view of the mountains and lots of space to pitch tents on the grass. You can bath in the river, no crocos or hippos in the area. No electricity or network connection neither. Felt safe and had a pleasant night! Price is 10,000 TZS pppn and firewood is provided.

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Really nice and calm campsite! The two brothers Moses and Matthew are so nice and try to make their business with their first own campsite. 20.000 for two people. Nice chat with Matthew (the older brother). Recommended to come to suport these people!!!!

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Really Nice grassy field right next to river, fast flowing river in March. We paid 20k for two adults, kids free. Toilets were clean. Recommended.

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Amazing camp ground hidden away next to the river, which seemed more like a wild camp spot. The little village you pass through was filled with kind people and there is a post with a string across the road where you have to stop but they only asked if we were headed to the campsite and when we said yes we got a huge smile and a kind welcome.

Within 10 min of getting down to the campsite Moses came to welcome us and helped us find dry firewood. He is a very kind young man who chatted with us while we were preparing dinner. In the morning Moses and his brother came by around 8 am to check in on us and asked if we could sign their guest book.

We asked if it was ok to swim in the river and were given the ok. The water was refreshing and a great way to start the morning.

I highly recommend staying here if you are in the area. We would have loved to stay another day if we had the time.

With regards to the bathroom, we never were shown them so just treated it like we were wold camping, which didn't bother us one bit.

We paid 10,000 for the two of us and our car, which we thought was worth it simply for the location.

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A very nice spot right on a beautiful river and very quiet. Cost has doubled to 20 thousand for two people per night. Matthew came down just after we arrived and cleaned the drop toilet and collected fire wood for us. Then he insisted on lighting our fire for us. He was obviously in need of friends because he didn’t want to leave!

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Very peaceful flat campsite by the river good for big rigs aswell. Long drop toilets ,plenty of free firewood and a clean flowing river, absolutely quiet

Local security guard will be around we paid 10,000 shilling for two for one night ,however if there was a bush shower it would be worth more money , see Matthew for local knowledge and info

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What a nice place to camp! Clear river, trees around. Toilet ok. Payed 5000ppn. Perfect spot to relax. Absolutly alone.

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Did not stay here for the following reasons:
Drop toilets dirty and covered in spiderwebs and gecko droppings.
Grass fairly tall and no visible fire pit area

We were stopped by the camp manager on our way out of the village wanting to know why we weren’t going to stay. We told him he needs to have cleaner toilets.

In a beautiful location. Had the drop toilets not been so scary, we certainly would have stayed.

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As described by everyone else. 10000 TSH for 2 for a night. firewood provided. Idyllic.

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Perfect, huge campground and we were absolutely alone. So there was not even a fee to be paid.

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campsite by the river. A boy comes from the village to offer firewood and to watch over the site for the night. charged 10,000 for camping. Good place.

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Nice location on the river. You can swim in the river. He charged me 10'000TSH for the night

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Very basic, but good for stop-over traveling between Mbeya and Dar. Only (running) water in river next to campsite.

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A community camping site on the banks of the river. Flat grass site, only a long drop toilet for facilities. There is firewood and the village send down a security guard for the night. There is no GSM phone coverage.

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