About the Homestay

Rural Eco friendly
  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

Our ECO camp is unique.
Located along the River in the bush.
The guests will have a chance stay in the nature.
Our houses are contained with bathroom but also surrounded by natural environment.
We provide standard services such as: three standard meals as from breakfast. lunch and dinner.
A guest will have a chance to sit at camp fire every evening.

Ngerengere River Eco Camp is the place for you. Bungalows, baboons, international travelers, gardening, Tanzanian food, and more!

Located in a small Tanzanian village at the bank of the Ngerengere River eco camp is for volunteers as well as the destination for travelers young and old hoping to discover authentic African living and to engage in hands-on community-centered activities that aide in the daily lives of the local people. With a focus on environmentally-friendly practices, the Eco Camp is a great place for visitors to unplug from their busy lives and connect to something larger through immersion in the local ecology and spearheading positive sustainable habits in developing countries. Volunteers/Travelers stay in bungalows which include mosquito nets, bottled water and a private bathroom. Three Tanzanian meals a day are included. The camp offers visitors a chance to experience a variety of activities such as teaching simple mathematics, English and sports, gardening, tree planting, water quality projects, nature walks and cultural exchanges with local villagers and tribal Maasai.

The Eco Camp is located about 150 km from Dar es Salaam, the largest Tanzanian city and about 45 km from Morogoro. It is situated in the small village of Lukwambe surrounded by the Tanzanian bush for a truly African experience

As the camp is located in a more remote area, interested visitors should contact it's founder Remmy by phone or email address provided for help. To reach the camp visitors typically arrive in two ways: An Eco Camp staff member will pick you up in Dar es Salaam where you will both take either a private car or ride the public transport bus, depending on your preference. All transportation details can be worked out through Remmy and are flexible depending on your situation. While arrival may seem a bit unorthodox, it showcases the uniqueness of this experience compared to other more touristy and cliche travel experiences! 

As mentioned previously all bookings and details should be discussed with Remmy as the Eco Camp is very flexible concerning the duration of your stay although there is a minimum requirement of 4 days. Well-versed in English and a local to the area, Remmy has over 10 years of experience in the hospitality and community development arena and can help answer any questions regarding transportation, timing, availability, and camp atmosphere. 
Very soon we are going to launch a new private family camp with camp of 3 to 6 people.

Pets

Dog, Cat, Other

House Facilities
  • Garden
  • Laundry
  • Parking
  • Internet Access

Bedrooms available for booking

   

Self cointained
From $15 per night
Triple Room
Sleeps 3

Bathroom private (exclusive to guest)
1 Double, 2 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates
 1 guest
2+ Guests
Monthly price
$459
$788
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About the Area

The Eco Camp is located about 150 km from Dar es Salaam, the largest Tanzanian city and about 45 km from Morogoro. It is situated in the small village of Lukwambe surrounded by the Tanzanian bush for a truly African experience

Local Area Facilities
  • Park
  • Shopping Centre
  • Bus Stop
  • Hospital

Meals

Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.

Included in the stay
  • Complimentary Light Breakfast
  • Use of Kitchen
Available on request at an extra cost
  • Full Board
Diet Type available on request
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

House Rules

Smoking is allowed outdoors only.

1 Review

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    United Kingdom
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    August 2018

    Myself and my two teenage children had the most wonderful stay at Eco Camp. Remmy communicated well throughout the organisation process and arranged an itinerary with me to suit our family with a mixture of leisure and cultural experiences. On this occassion and for a short stay of 5 nights in camp we knew our volunteer offering would be limited. We gained a good understanding of local cultures and challenges and were in awe of what Remmy, his family, local helpers and volunteers have achieved with relentless passion, determination, kind hearts and hard work. There are many ambitions still to achieve and partnership with volunteers and schools can play an important part in the future development and maintenance of this project. During our stay the school was in operation and we spent some time with the children there as well as visiting a local Masai family and a day trip to Mikumi national park.
    I would recommend putting thought and a plan together with Remmy if you have particular skills, resources and ideas or want to be involved in a more hands-on way during your stay or want to time your trip to coordinate with a specific project. Possible areas might include: IT, marketing, website, photography, documentary, campaigning, building, carpentry, gardening, teaching and providing any related reources. Opportunites to make a real difference from the smallest to largest scale are here if it can be organised and prepared well. The camp relies upon solar power and battery power which is effective for basic lights and charging phones but internet has a weak signal and wifi is slow. Clean water is avaiable to all thanks to Remmy's initial water purification program.
    Remmy, his younger sons Silva and Elvin and long term friend Lucy made us so welcome and comfortable and took care of everything from food to transport to translation. A couple from Brazil joined us during our stay which enhanced our time further and we enjoyed games, songs, football, and sharing of stories and experiences in our free time and in the evenings around the camp fire.
    The accommodation is rustic-beautiful, clean, comfortable and cosy with running water and mosquito nets and all with 'en-suite' traditional hole in the ground style toilets with bucket throw flush which actually works remarkably well and is quite an enjoyable back to basics experience when you get used to it. Food was simple, local dishes freshly cooked and enjoyed at the long benches in the hall all together. Other snacks or provisions could be bought from the supermarket on the journey from the airport of National Park or in the closest village 17km away.
    Be prepared for long journeys along very bumpy roads expecially the 45min 'off-road' bush journey to the camp itself. The location is deep in the bush and cut-off from the village. Some of the locals have morotbikes, bicycles or 4x4 vehicles to help the otherwise 6hr walk to the village! Be prepared to get involved, communicate across different languages, embrace simple living and a range of diverse people with respect, curiosity and openess to learn and share.
    Be prepared to connect with other human beings who ultimately ar much the same and leave with some sadness and a warm sense of extended family.
    Heidi, Frankie and DJ - August 2018

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Remigius in ,

    Dear Heidi.
    Thank your truly review about your stay and experience you got at Eco camp.
    In deed it was great time with you.
    Everybody here remembering and missing you.
    I will keep and utilize all resources you offered here.
    Let us in touch and maintain cooperation for quite longer.
    Thank you again and again.
    Best regards,
    Remmy

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