Mdonya Old River Camp
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Mdonya Old River Camp

Tented Camp


Authentic wilderness experience
Wildlife viewing from your tent
Eco-friendly safari living

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About the Property

Mdonya Old River Camp is a sanctuary nestled in the heart of Ruaha National Park, Tanzania's largest and wildest park. It offers an authentic safari experience where guests are invited to immerse themselves in the unspoiled wilderness, far removed from the distractions of modern life. The camp encourages a profound connection with nature, promising an adventure where the only companions are the wild animals roaming freely. It's a journey back to our ancient roots, where guests live in harmony with the natural world, echoing a time when humans were an integral part of the bush ecosystem.


Lounge & BarLounge & Bar
Hot Water ShowersHot Water Showers
Laundry ServiceLaundry Service

Food & Drink

The camp provides a rustic yet refined dining experience, with meals prepared to accommodate a variety of dietary needs upon advance notice. Guests can enjoy a selection of local and international cuisines served in communal settings, fostering a sense of camaraderie among travelers. A bar service is available at an extra charge, offering a range of beverages to enjoy under the African sky. The emphasis is on simplicity and sustainability, with meals often enjoyed in the great outdoors, allowing guests to dine amidst the breathtaking scenery of Ruaha.

Getting There



Mdonya Old River Camp features twelve traditional safari tents, spaciously dotted along the banks of the Mdonya sand-river under the shade of large sycamore figs and Faidherbia albida trees. Each tent is comfortably furnished to cater to solo travelers, couples, or families, featuring ensuite bathrooms with dressing rooms, open-roofed solar-heated showers, and separate flush toilets. The tents boast large verandas for guests to relax and watch the wildlife parade by, offering a serene and intimate connection with the surrounding wilderness.

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