Ruaha National Park
At the heart of Ruaha National Park, near the Mdonya Waterfalls and stretching along the Old Mdonya river bed, Mdonya Old River Camp is a truly exciting bush destination.
At Mdonya you never feel like an intruder. Designed with a conscious desire to remain simple, the camp's rustic setting makes you feel closely connected to the natural environment.
And the wildlife obviously feel the same way about you: they wander through the camp as if it's just another step in their journey.
Game drives are flexible and not limited by any schedule! The Park is named after the Great Ruaha River, which flows through the reserve, and which is home to hippos, crocodiles, turtles and fish. During the dry season months (mid-May to December), the river banks are crowded with large herds of elephants, buffalo and gazelle, zebra and giraffe.
There is also a good chance of seeing lion and leopard, as well as wild dog, cheetah and hyena.
The Park is also famous for its kudu, sable and roan antelope population, and its incredibly rich and varied birdlife (over 400 species have been recorded here).
Mdonya Old River Camp also offers walking safaris as one of their activities. There may be times, however, when this may not be possible, especially right after rain, when the grass is high for example. Generally, walking can take place from July to December.
The camp is located in a beautiful wilderness area and sitting in the camp with a book and a pair of binoculars can be a rewarding way to pass the time in between game drives.
Eleven spacious Meru-style walk-in tents dot the river bed, shaded by layered canopies of sycamore figs and acacia trees.
The tents are spacious, with twin or double beds, en-suite bathrooms, outdoor solar showers and private verandas with panoramic views of the river bed.
All meals and shared safari activities are included.
Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request.
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