The reality is that if you are looking for luxury or exceptional guiding, then this camp is not for you. But if you want good value, great game-viewing, and like the idea of an adventurous camp, then this place is in our view one of the very best anywhere.
ACCESS & LOCATION:
Set up by a couple of lion researchers, Mdonya Old River has always been a favourite of ours and is a simple tented camp located in one of the best game-viewing areas in the country.
ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES:
With just twelve rooms, Mdonya Old River is an adventurous little camp. Focus here is on the simplicity of safari, with Mdonya Old River reconfirming the fact that a large tent, good bed, flush toilets and a warm shower are all you really need for a good safari.
As with Lake Manze in the Selous, this camp seems to attract game right into camp – elephants are often lurking around camp, whilst we have also had clients experience unbelievable lion-viewing and overall exceptional game-viewing.
We are really rather keen on this camp – the value is just ridiculously good! Agreed, the guiding may not be as good as other camps in the park, but you have to put things in perspective – Ruaha has probably got the best guiding in the entire country.
Activities are focused around daytime game drives.