Mdonya Old River Camp
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.
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