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    Mdonya Old River Camp

    | Mdonya River, Ruaha National Park, Tanzania
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    2017-08-06 2017-08-07
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    1 - 5 of 136 reviews

    Reviewed 5 days ago

    We have just spent the last 3 days of a trip to Tanzania at Mdonya camp and had a wonderful time there. We were made to feel totally welcome from the moment we were met at Msembe and taken back to the camp. Andrea and...More

    Thank Nigel C
    Response from Essential Desti... T, Manager at Mdonya Old River CampResponded 2 days ago

    Dear Christine, Nigel and Amy, Thank you for your recommendation and for sharing your feedback of your safari experience with us. We are pleased that you felt welcome right from the start and found the camp comfortable and that you enjoyed the meals. The hot...More

    Reviewed 5 days ago

    We spent three nights at mdonya and absolutely loved it, Andrea was an excellent host and ran the camp very efficiently We were told the animals came through the camp and just after we had gone to our tents on arrival, a large elephant was...More

    Thank Fiona T
    Response from Essential Desti... T, Manager at Mdonya Old River CampResponded 3 days ago

    Hi Fiona, Thank you for your review. We are very pleased to here that you had such a good stay with us. Experiencing the wildlife/birds up close from the peace and quite of the veranda of the tents is definitely what makes a stay in...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks 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

    Thank Ginny7784
    Response from Essential Desti... T, Manager at Mdonya Old River CampResponded 3 days ago

    Dear Ginny and Nick, Thank you very much for writing this wonderful review of your stay. You were very fortunate starting off your Ruaha experience with a leopard on a kill! We are delighted to hear that you found the staff welcoming and the camp...More

    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 5 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 5 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

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    • Iringa Region >
    • Ruaha National Park
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    • Mdonya Old River Camp Hotel Ruaha National Park
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    21 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!
    24 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
    9 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.
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