Mdonya Old River Camp
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Bush Dinner

Mdonya Old River Camp

Ruaha national park is the biggest and wildest national park in Tanzania. And we want you to get lost in it!
We want you to feel the real wilderness, far from everybody else, with only wild animals as our companions. Nothing can make you understand you are an animal yourself more than the roar of a lion next to your ear! When we understand we are animals ourselves we shall surely become aware of the importance of their protection and conservation.

In a way, a stay at Mdonya Old River Camp, is a journey to meet our very ancient roots, a time when we were actually part of the bush ourselves, in harmony and equal to all other creatures.

You will fly to the heart of Tanzania, in the center of the country, to a plateau located a thousand meters high at the footstep of the Rift valley. That is where the Mdonya Old River is. Even though we are animals, we do like to have all our comforts but be extremely light footed.




 Ensuite Bathrooms
• Solar-heated water for showers
• Chest with lock in each tent
• Dietary requirements can be accommodated with advance notice
• Bar and laundry service available at extra charge
• Payments for extras may be made with cash only
• Forgotten personal items may be available in our small shop
• Power: solar & generator
• Charging point for electronic devices at the camp office


Twelve tents nestled in a spacious area under the shade of large sycamore figs and Faidherbia albida, spaciously located along the curving banks of the Mdonya sand-river. Each traditional safari tent is comfortably furnished, catering for solo travelers, couples or families. All the tents have ensuite bathrooms with dressing room, open-roofed solar heated shower and separate flush toilets.

Mdonya tents can be modified to host families, adding an extra tent room on the veranda.


June through March

Children PolicyChild Policy

We welcome children age 6 and up

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To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at

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