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    Mdonya Old River Camp

    | Mdonya River, Ruaha National Park, Tanzania
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    30/7/2017 31/7/2017
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    1 - 5 of 134 reviews

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We visited this wonderful camp in June. Upon arrival we took a slight detour on the way from Msembe Airstrip to camp to see our very first Leopard with kill. A very special welcome to this our 2nd safari experience in Tanzania. Rebecca and Andrea...More

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    Reviewed 10 March 2017

    A charming tented camp in the heart of the African bush. The tents really comfortable/the staff from the Lodge Manager and staff across the board (driver/guides etc) always full of client-centric attention. Wildlife is plentiful in the camp...impala, elephant, bird life...amazing!

    Thank Rick T
    Response from Essential Desti... T, Manager at Mdonya Old River CampResponded 6 June 2017

    Thank you Rick for your comments about your stay at Mdonya. Having all the wildlife and birds in camp is amazing and a big part of what makes a stay at Mdonya so special. Best regards Rebecca, Andrea and the rest of the team

    Reviewed 25 February 2017

    Rebecca and Andrea were amazing hosts. All the staff are polite and make you feel welcome. The food in and out on our drives was just outstanding, everything was fresh and homemade. Our guide and driver for our time at the camp were brilliant with...More

    1  Thank Steph S
    Response from Essential Desti... T, Manager at Mdonya Old River CampResponded 6 June 2017

    Thank you very much for this wonderful review of your stay with us at Mdonya Old River Camp. We are very pleased to hear that you felt welcome, comfortable and safe in camp, these aspects are very important to us. Glad that you found our...More

    Reviewed 19 February 2017

    We are just back from Mdonya camp yesterday we had warm welcome from Andrea and his staff they are always friendly, helpful, knowledgeable incredibly careful and attentive. Everything about Mdonya Camp is perfect. The camp itself is nicely set up, the "tents" have really comfortable...More

    Thank devilakmali
    Response from Essential Desti... T, Manager at Mdonya Old River CampResponded 6 June 2017

    Thank you for your great recommendation of Mdonya camp. We are delighted to read that you found the service great and the staff friendly. Camping in the middle of the bush as we are here with all the sounds of the wildlife can make you...More

    Reviewed 30 January 2017

    My husband and I were here for four nights in December, and similar to our great experience in the sister camp in Selous, everything exceeded our expectations! If you are a birder, ask for Maulidi - he was a phenomenal guide and we saw so...More

    Thank carolmlb
    Response from Essential Desti... T, Manager at Mdonya Old River CampResponded 1 February 2017

    Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review your stay with us. We are very happy to hear that everything exceeded your expectations. Thank you for recommending your guide Maulidi for those interested in birding, this time of the year is...More

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    • Iringa Region >
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    22 June 2017|
    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
    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!
    25 May 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
    10 October 2016|
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    Response from Polly65c | Reviewed this property |
    There is no walking or boat safari n Ruaha,only in Selous.Hope this helps.
    Room Tips
    "This is a camp - not a hotel !"
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    "Bring a head torch."
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    "Tents are all the same, some a little farther from shared dining and meeting areas"
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    "All tent placements are good!"
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