Mdonya Old River Camp

Ruaha National Park, Tanzania

Mdonya Old River Camp

Mdonya Old River Camp is a decidedly simple bush camp with a wonderful location in a remote region of Ruaha National Park.

Mdonya Old River Camp is situated in the remote western region of Ruaha National Park, Tanzania's second largest safari park. Here it occupies a wonderful position, secluded among acacia trees and sycamore figs, just a few kilometres from the Mdonya Falls and an exciting 1-2 hour game drive from the nearest airstrip.

Mdonya Old River Camp is a decidedly simple bush camp, with a relaxed atmosphere and unassuming style. It offers twelve conventional Meru-style tents. The public areas, which include a small library and dining room, are housed within open-sided marquee tents. Game-viewing hides at either end of the camp mean you can watch game in comfort from within the camp grounds, between exploring the Ruaha on game drives.

Despite its relatively simple appearance, Mdonya Old River Camp is a favourite camp of ours, thanks to its unique location, consistently great service, and easy-going atmosphere. It gets all the basics right, and offers a top game-viewing experience in a remote corner of the Ruaha.


Mdonya Old River Camp is welcomingly small, with just twelve Meru-style safari tents. Double, twin and family tents are available.

The tents are all en-suite, with an open shower accessible via the dressing area. The water is solar-heated.


Meals are served by candlelight in the communal dining tent, or around the campfire. The menus are varied, with familiar Indian and European dishes as well as more traditional African fare.


- Dining area
- Lounge tent
- Game-viewing hides


- Game drives
- Walking safaris

Child Policy

Mdonya Old River Camp will only accommodate children over the age of six, due to the remote location of the camp. The tents can be converted into twin or triple units suitable for families.