Mdonya Old River Camp

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Mdonya Old River Camp is located at the heart of the vast wilderness of Ruaha National Park. Surrounded by acacia woodland, the camp is nestled on the banks of the Old Mdonya riverbed and is nearby the seasonal Mdonya waterfall.

Placed along the river bed, the camp provides 12 spacious Meru style tents, each affording guests their own private veranda and sweeping views. Each tent presents en-suite bathrooms with solar heating. The property's simple and eco-friendly design adds well to the overall wilderness experience, with the small size of the camp providing an intimacy to this authentic safari experience. It is important to note that there is no air conditioning or fans in the tents and no electricity. Candles and a torch are on hand for guests and batteries for the likes of cameras can be charged at the main office.

The communal area of Mdonya is divided between two open-sided tents. One houses the dining area and the other the lounge. Coffee tables and comfortable chairs dot the lounge tent, it's a good place to take a break and relax after a game drive or just contemplate the wilderness you are surrounded by. The dining tent is very much a communal affair, romanticised at night when the wooden tables are taken outside for a starlit meal under the African sky.

How to get to Mdonya Old River Camp

1 - 2 hour game drive from the Msembe airstrip. Flights land into the airstrip from Dar es Salaam, Lake Manyara and Arusha.

Activities at Mdonya Old River Camp

Morning and afternoon game drives.

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Mdonya Old River Camp Reviews

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Client Score: 5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews 5 View more reviews
Mdonya Old River Camp

Mr Ray Dollard

5

this is such a good camp in every way - welcoming, good food though portions might not be adequate for all persons [we were fine]. tent is good and well maintained. guides are excellent and animals are plentiful

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Mdonya Old River Camp

Mrs Shreelekha Patel & Family

5

Mdonya Old River Camp was exactly what my family was looking for. A real bush experience. Again it helped that it was in the game park. At night we could hear the the lions, hyenas, elephants, hyrax, to name the few. The cooks here provided us with great bush breakfast and lunches. Jumani our guide and Godson our driver were a great team and together they made certain that we saw all that was was on the wish list. I still wonder how does Jumani remember so many different birds. 345 at the last count. Mary, the manager was a great host. Always there to welcome us and see us off.

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Selected Itineraries

Our favorite itineraries that visit Mdonya Old River Camp

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Days
16
Cost Per Person
From $6,110 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Tanzania
Locations
Selous Game Reserve, Ruaha National Park, Zanzibar Island