Mdonya Old River

Ruaha National Park Tanzania

  • Rustic camp in remote wilderness setting
  • Watch wildlife as you relax in camp 
  • Range of habitats
  • Enjoy breakfast and lunch in the bush
  • Atmospheric candle and lamp light after dark  

Location: Mdonya is in the heart of Ruaha National Park a few kilometres from Mdonya Falls. The closest airstrip is Msembe which is an exciting 1-2 hour game drive away.

Rooms: 12 safari tents with twin or double beds. The ensuite bathrooms are at the rear of the tents and have open-roofed solar heated showers and flush loos. There are 3 family tents. There is no electricity in the tents and lighting is provided by kerosene lamps and candles.

Activities: You come here to enjoy the superb wildlife and wilderness of Ruaha National Park, with daily game drives. |The camp also offers bird watching walks.

Facilities: There are 2 main tents, one for dining the other used as the lounge, which has a library and a small shop.

Dining: Breakfast and lunch are usually served in the dining tent, with dinner eaten out in the open. Most meals are eaten communally.

Children: Mdonya Old River is not recommended for young children.

Health: This is a malarial area.

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Client Rating for Tanzania 5/5 from 217 reviews

It was my favourite since the animals literally wandered around and through the camp. There were impalas, baboons and a \"naughty\" elephant who entertained us with his antics. It is also worth mentioning that this camp is at 1000 meters above sea level and thus can be cool in the AM or late in the PM. And the camp provides docking stations to charge electronics and camera batteries. ;-)

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