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Mdonya Old River

Simple and secluded luxury in Ruaha

Outstanding Five hearts from 46 votes
Mdonya Old River Camp - view
Mdonya Old River Camp - view

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As with Mdonya's sister camp, Lake Manze, in the Selous, Mdonya Old River Camp is a simple and elegant camp that offers great value for money along with a true bush experience. It is not for those looking for brass taps and massages, but what it does it does really, really well! Again, the concept behind a stay here is to really relax into what Ruaha has to offer and it is certainly somewhere that we recommend very highly.


Set over on the western side of the park, away from the busier Msembe region of the park, Mdonya Old River, as the name suggests, is set on the Mdonya River that seasonally runs through the region, attracting in game of all sorts.


The camp itself is relatively simple in its design and so the tents offer simple comforts with running water, beds and covered verandah out the front. Similarly the main areas are also of the functional type with relaxed dining and seating areas looking out to the scrub bush that surrounds the camp.



As we mention in our review of its sister camp, Manze, this is a great little camp and, given that the food and service are both great, it is the perfect choice for those that are on limited budget but who also want to experience what safari has been about for the last 20 years or so...simple tents and total immersion in this raw nature.


We have a price match guarantee on this property that means, as preferred suppliers, we can guarantee you the best rate available for the property.

Contact us for a quote or call 01525 840 149.

Good location, wonderfully simple camp with good atmosphere, price

Set a little away from the main game areas (not necessarily a bad thing!)

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