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Mdonya River, Ruaha National Park Tanzania See on map
AMENITIES
Breakfast included
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
Bar/Lounge
Laundry Service
Free Wifi
Free Parking
2.5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the minute our plane touched down and we enjoyed a safari to the camp our concerns about enjoying a second safari [having flown in from Lake Manze, Selous] were instantly dismissed. We did not think things could get better after Lake Manze and were...More

Thank David S
Response from Essential Desti... T, Manager at Mdonya Old River CampResponded 1 week ago

Dear David, Thank you for taking the time to review our camp. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us as much as we enjoyed your company. Lake Manze camp is an amazing place and we are surely happy that your...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 5 nights in Mdonya Old River Camp, and loved it. They set out to provide a green and authentic safari experience and that’s what they delivered. There is no electricity in your tent (take a power-bank with you), water is solar heated so...More

Thank colinobj
Response from Essential Desti... T, Manager at Mdonya Old River CampResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Colin, We would like to dearly apologize about the discomfort caused while in the plane with Safari-Airlink, we have passed on the complaint to their head-office. Nevertheless, we are happy to read that your stay with us, at Mdonya Old River Camp was enjoyable,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent five nights in this lovely camp and enjoyed every minute. It has 12 tents with en-suite shower and flush toilet, a comfortable bed and nice verandah. There is no electricity in the tents, but devices and batteries can be charged in the office....More

Thank Guanjin77
Response from Essential Desti... T, Manager at Mdonya Old River CampResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to review our camp. We are happy to read that our eco-friendly tented camp wasn't too wild for you and that you appreciated our ways of involving communities in our region. Our chefs and the whole kitchen...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really don't know where to start! I was blown away by Ruaha National Park and from the moment I was met at the airstrip (what a great way to arrive) nothing was too much trouble for the team of exceptional staff at Mdonya Old...More

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Response from Essential Desti... T, Manager at Mdonya Old River CampResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to review Mdonya Old River Camp. We are thrilled to read that you had an amazing stay with us and that everything was close to perfect. At Mdonya Old River Camp, we thrive for perfection and reading...More

Reviewed October 6, 2018

The park is beautiful and the location of the camp is too. Good animal activity in picturesque settings with arching tree limbs, acacias, and filtered light right in front of camp, as well as just 10 minutes away. The Ruaha River, about 2 hours away,...More

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Response from Essential Desti... T, Manager at Mdonya Old River CampResponded October 8, 2018

Dear Lynn, It is a pleasure to hear from you ! We truly appreciate the time taken to right such a detailed comment. We are thrilled to read that your safaris could not have been more pleasurable with Godson and the rest of the guiding...More

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Welcome to Mdonya Old River CampRuaha National Park is a magnificent example of the best that African safaris have to offer. Remotely situated in the heart of Tanzania, the amazingly profuse wildlife sums up More almost everything that is essential to Tanzanian savanna environments. Mdonya Old River Camp is centrally located deep within the park along the Old Mdonya riverbed, a stone throw from the seasonal Mdonya waterfalls it’s a majestic location offering a truly exciting bush safari adventure. Less
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Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Free Parking
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Number of rooms
12
Also Known As
Mdonya Old River Camp Hotel Ruaha National Park
Location
Tanzania > Iringa Region > Ruaha National Park
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Number of rooms
12
Also Known As
Mdonya Old River Camp Hotel Ruaha National Park
Location
Tanzania > Iringa Region > Ruaha National Park
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fifer_10
October 5, 2017|
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Response from Guanjin77 | Reviewed this property |
We’ve just spent five nights in this camp - most cars only have four passenger seats, but for our game drives, it was typically just us as a couple and our guides. Depending on how booked the camp is, you may share a game... More
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DougBelyea
June 21, 2017|
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Response from Essential Desti... T | Property representative |
Hello, sorry for the late answer, we had some satellite internet problems recently. All our tents have wildlife passing by but if you request tent n 0 or tent 8 you have a better view of the dry riverbed
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Amanda R
Reading these reviews is making me insane with excitement for my visit this July, my first ever to Africa! While I was first looking into this dream trip I was told over and over by different tour operators that I should do the northern circuit, but I knew right away I wanted to visit Ruaha. I also would like to say that I appreciate that off-road driving is prohibited as it means the animals have the opportunity to not be seen. I would prefer to see one tenth the number of animals and go away knowing that no animals had been stressed for my enjoyment. My question is about vegetarian food. I realize that preparing a special menu for one person in an isolated location is simply not always possible and I am prepared to be as flexible as I can. I wonder however whether it would be reasonable to expect as least some vegetarian choices. Thank-you very much. I can't wait to get there!
May 24, 2017|
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Response from Essential Desti... T | Property representative |
Hello Amanda, thank you for contacting with your question regarding vegetarian meals. It is no problem at all for us to cater for vegetarian diets, for lunch and dinner we have at least 2 vegetable dishes as well as carbs... More
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davidsK14MR
2 weeks ago
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"Tents 1 and 12 are furthest away from the communal areas. We were in Tent 6 which was an easy walk"
colinobj
3 weeks ago
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"The tents all offer the same amenities. You will have bush views and wildlife where ever you are."
brooks676
3 weeks ago
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"Room 0, "hippo" where I stayed was farthest from the dining area."
atravelynn
Oct 6, 2018
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