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Mdonya Old River Camp

Mdonya Old River Camp: What we think

Mdonya is without doubt the best value camp in Ruaha National Park.  It has that same charm and character of its famous sister camp in the Selous, Lake Manze Tented Camp.  Mdonya may be basic and simple but this is what Ruaha is all about.  It is a fierce and wild park and Mdonya is in a very wild area of it.  With its great location you can rely on there being quality game viewing and you don’t necessarily need to spend that extra cash if luxury is not your priority.  Mdonya and has always delivered and we have a lot of faith in this little camp.

We give Mdonya 4 paws as it is everything a safari camp should be as long as you are not looking for luxury.
Guide Price: $394 per person
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Mdonya Old River Camp: Interesting Facts

  • 11 Meru-style safari tents
  • Remote area of Ruaha National Park
  • Day game drives
  • Basic yet extremely character-filled camp
  • SPECIAL OFFER: 3 for 2 if combined with Lake Manze and 4 for 3 in low season

Mdonya Old River Camp: In depth

Mdonya Old River Camp is located in a remote region of southern Ruaha National Park. The main area of the park is the southern boundary by the Ruaha river.  Mdonya is luckily north of the few other camps in this area.  It is a 45 minute drive from the airstrip.  Often used in conjuction with its sister camp in the Selous, Mdonya is a vital piece of your Tanzanian safari holiday jig-saw.

The main area of Mdonya is open on all sides.  The roof is a large khaki canvas that creates an enormous area over a number of armchairs, cabinets and a small book shelf.  It looks empty but when you are sitting in this area with elephant, buffalo, zebra, impala and the rest walking passed, you really get a sense of how alive this camp is.

The rooms are basic Meru-style tents and all 11 of them are well spread out creating good privacy.  Each has an extended bathroom with a shower under the stars.  There is no electricity in the rooms but the lanterns and candles make for an even better African atmosphere.  During midday you can even enjoy some peace and quiet from a deck chair on your veranda. A great Ruaha Safari to say the least!

Mdonya offers day game drives in open sided vehicles.   

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