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Jacana Tented Camp

Moyowosi Game Reserve, Tanzania

Jacana Tented Camp enjoys a great location on the Malagarasi River which forms the Western boundary of the Moyowosi Game Reserve in Western Tanzania. The river is the center of all activity here in this game rich area and activities are plentiful.

At a Glance

  • An authentic, off-the-beaten-track safari camp

  • Located right on the bank of the river there are plenty of activities to choose from

  • Outstanding fishing and birding to be had here

  • Go game viewing via bush walks, game drive or boating safaris

Adventure, Couples, Wildlife, Family

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The Malagarasi River begins its journey in Burundi, from where it flows directly south to the Malagarasi Swamp where it converges with the Moyowosi river before swinging west towards Lake Tanganyika.

Life centers around the river activity in this western corner of Tanzania and that activity is phenomenal. Birding is widely renowned and brilliant examples are sightings of the Pel's Fishing Owl, Shoebill, Palmut vulture and Osprey. The river itself is host to a wide variety of fish making this a prime fishing destination with quarry including the ferocious tiger fish and the giant catfish. This sport fishing is available from late July through until the end of October.

Game viewing at Jacana can be done either by traditional 4WD game viewing vehicles or on foot or by boat along the river. This range of options means that you never really have to feel like you've done the same thing twice during your stay and there is always something new and exciting to experience.

The actual camp is located just on the river bank and has just six tents, giving it a wonderfully intimate and exclusive feel. The tents are set on wooden decks overlooking the river and all have en-suite bathrooms. The main tent area is where guests enjoy meals and also can relax in the lounge area with it's small library and bar. All the tents have beautiful views of the river and are wonderful places from which to watch the sun go down as you relax on your deck looking out at the water.


6 tented suites that can all be set up in either a twin or king configuration. An extra bed can also be put in each of the tents to create a triple.


Children of all ages are welcome. Certain activities may be restricted for children at the discretion of the parents and the professional guides.


Fans in the tents, plug charging station in the main camp, camp safe, 4WD game drive vehicles that can be open or closed depending on weather and laundry service.


Bush Walks, Bush Meals, Sundowners, Private Game Drives, Fishing, Boat Safaris, Birding.

Location & Directions

Moyowosi Game Reserve, Tanzania

Jacana Tented Camp is located on the western banks of the Malagarasi River. The nearest airstrip is Malagarasi which is 30-minutes away.

When to go

Tanzania is a large country, with a varied climate. Generally, the long rains run from March to May - the temperature is warm and the humidity is high. June to October is the long dry season, and the short rains are in November and December, much lighter than the long rains. January and February are again dry (the short dry season) so this is another good time to visit.

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