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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved this camp.the tents are really comfortable and sitting on the terrace outside the tent at the end of the day looking at impala, kudu, bush bucks, monkeys and elephants only metres away iwas amazing. The camp area is natural and unspoilt and very...More

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

Dear Clare, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are very happy that we made your stay at Mdonya Old River so enjoyable and that you got to see the magnificence of the Park. As you noticed,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first safari to Africa and Mdonya was the second camp I visited. Ruaha was much different from Selous in that it is drier with more hills. We saw lots of elephant, giraffes, and lions , as well as numerous other animals and...More

Thank kia108
Response from Essential Desti... T, Manager at Mdonya Old River CampResponded 2 weeks ago

Good afternoon ! Thank you for taking the time to review our camp. We are happy to hear that you had an amazing time with us at Mdonya Old River. We are glad to read that you found it worthwhile as a safari experience in...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tents are really beautiful and comfortable, right in the middle of the savana. There are no fences so animals can walk near the tent, we saw giraffes and impalas during the night and we could hear lions nearby.. a really unique experience! Staff is really...More

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

Dear Marta, Thank you for taking time in reviewing our camp. We could not be more thrilled to hear that your experience was enjoyable and got to see such rare animals ! At Mdonya Old River, we thrive for perfection and receiving such good comments...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing place and park. Natural experience and close contact with wild life. Vast park with low density of camps and lots of animals. Bushes sometimes challenge visualisation of the animals, but once you encounter them is just great. The camp is an excellent place to...More

Thank Fernando M
Response from Essential Desti... T, Manager at Mdonya Old River CampResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Fernando, Thank you for taking time to review our camp. We thrive for perfection but when it comes to game viewing, it can get tricky ! We will pass on your praises to the all the staff. Please come back again The Mdonya Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have just returned home from a wonderful four night stay at Mdonya Old River camp, where we had the pleasure of close encounters with a wide range of animals, both in the camp and on game drives. The tents are comfortable, hot water bottles...More

Thank Jacqui Y
Response from Essential Desti... T, Manager at Mdonya Old River CampResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Jacqui, Thank you very much for those lovely words. We are always delighted to hear that we could make your stay so enjoyable. Having you around camp was a pleasure and we truly wish to see you and all the family back again soon....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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"Each tent has a great view of the wilderness"
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"Your are in the wild the local wild life walks right through the camp... use your bite spay"
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"I think all the tents are the same"
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"Any tent would be fine"
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