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Mdonya Old River Camp: Interesting Facts
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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