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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

We chose to visit Ruaha and Selous as we wanted to avoid the crowds in Serengeti and the other Northern wildlife parks in Tanzania. Right decision! We got to see all the animal species we’d hoped for -wild Dog packs, lions, cheetah, leopard, many species...More

Thank phaine
Response from Essential Desti... T, Manager at Mdonya Old River CampResponded 15 March 2018

Thank you for sharing your review and wonderful pictures from your stay with us at Mdonya. We are very pleased that Ruaha lived up to your expectations and that you are pleased with your choice to come to the less known and quieter parks of...More

Reviewed 1 March 2018

What a really special place! It is a trek to get there but so worth the effort. The tents are laid out in a grassy area bounded by trees and you are surrounded by zebra, impala and mongoose and are typical for a tented camp,...More

Thank Chris A
Response from Essential Desti... T, Manager at Mdonya Old River CampResponded 15 March 2018

Thank you Chris for your great recommendations of Mdonya, we agree that Mdonya is a very special place with all the wildlife that comes through camp.Thank you for your complimentary feedback on the food, service and set-up of the camp, it is very encouraging for...More

Reviewed 21 February 2018

My wife and I have been to Mdonya Old River Camp for the second time. End of January for 3 days and 2 nights. We booked the trip directly with Essential Destinations and this was all without any problems and worked perfectly. Like last year...More

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Response from Essential Desti... T, Manager at Mdonya Old River CampResponded 27 February 2018

Thank you Markus for sharing this amazing review and your beautiful pictures from your recent stay with us. It is always encouraging for us when our guests return to Mdonya and have another safari experience that lives up to the enjoyment of the first stay....More

Reviewed 20 February 2018

This was a wonderful stay ... Camp manager and staff did everything to make the stay one of the best experiences ever. The food was great to the point I put on a few pound!! Our guides Hassim and Godson were delightful and knew their...More

Thank Nicholas H
Response from Essential Desti... T, Manager at Mdonya Old River CampResponded 27 February 2018

Thank you Nicholas for this lovely review of Mdonya. We are very pleased that enjoyed so the service and food in camp and that it made your experience here memorable. Great that your guide and driver were able to find you lots of good sightings...More

Reviewed 2 February 2018

A lovely tented camp in a great game viewing area although in January you have to travel down to the plains every day for the best game. The tents were lit by candles and paraffin lamps which could be difficult to find your clothes at...More

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Response from Essential Desti... T, Manager at Mdonya Old River CampResponded 27 February 2018

Thank you for your review of your stay at Mdonya in January. We are pleased you enjoyed the meals and the bush lunches out by the river. We are glad that you enjoyed the wildlife that wondered through the camp and hope that you enjoyed...More

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22 June 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!
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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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