It was exactly what we wanted. A real bush experience focusing on the wildlife and living in the bush.
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Ruaha National Park, Tanzania
Mdonya Old River Camp
- Excellent opportunities for game viewing
- Simple, eco-friendly camp in a rustic setting
- Africa's largest game reserve in an intimate setting
Facilities includeComfortable lounge Family tents
- Day Game Drives
- Night Game Drives
- Self Drive Safari
Seasons in Tanzania
About Mdonya Old River Camp
The Old Mdonya River Camp is located deep in the Ruaha National Park and offers guests the chance to enjoy some of the regions incredible wildlife from a modest, comfortable and clean camp. This is definitely the place for those interested in seeing the spectacular wildlife the Ruaha National Park has to offer.
The camps design is entirely focused on keeping with its surroundings, the luxury value coming from the added proximity you get with the wildlife you have come so far away to see.
Safaris are conducted from Old Mdonya River Camp across the vast expanses of Ruaha National Park in an open sided, covered, purpose-built vehicle designed for optimum viewing pleasure and comfort.
The simple, walk in tent accommodation provides guests a comfortable and clean place to rest after safari excursions exploring the Ruaha.
Ruaha is the largest national park in Tanzania and has an abundance of predators, and a particularly healthy lion population - it's not uncommon to see a pride with twenty or more. The rugged terrain of Ruaha is perfect for leopard and they are seen regularly. The African hunting dog can also be seen in the park although their huge ranges make them a little more difficult to find; similar to the Cheetah.
How to get there
We will assist with all necessary internal transfers after booking.
The nearest airstrip to Mdonya Old River Camp is Msembe airstrip located in the Ruaha National Park only a short distance away.
There are daily flights with Coastal Aviation both from Dar es Salaam/Zanzibar as well as Arusha/Serengeti.
From Dar es Salaam, it's a one and a half day journey to Mdonya Old River Camp.
NB. All prices and times are subject to change.
When to go
June to September; warm days and cool nights, best time of year for safaris. Great elephant and buffalo sightings.
October to November: heavy concentrates of game around the inland lakes, weather dry and hot.
December to March: prolific bird life, many animals calving, weather starts to get humid, with possibility of rain.
6th July - 31st October
21st December - 9th January
1st November - 20th December
10th January - 31st March
A single supplement of $70 (usd) per person per night applies all year round.
A third person in a double/twin tent is charged at $240 (usd) per person per night in low season and $275 in high season.
Malaria protection is essential. Please consult your doctor for advice on prophylactics.
A visa is required for tourists entering Tanzania. It is important to have the right documentation before travelling to Tanzania.
Travelling with children
Children over the age of 6 are welcome
Children aged 6 to 16 sharing with 2 adults are charged at child rate (50% of the adult rate)
Children aged 6 to 16 sharing with 1 adult are charge at adult rate for the 1st child, and child rate for subsequent children
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