Rift Safari
Traveling along the Rift Valley:
Mdonya Old River Camp


Mdonya Old River Camp is a small mid-specification well organized permanent camp located in the norther side of Ruaha National Park, far away from other camp, nearby the banks of a sand river amongst acacia trees. Elephants and buffalos are often seen moving across the camps while not far away lions are hunting. All animals can easily be spotted fwithout moving from the camp above all during the dry season which goes from July to the end of October.

The camp consists of 11 safari tents [including 1 family] able to provide all necessary comforts and a good degree of intimacy. Each has ensuite bathroom with open-sky shower [hot water supplied by solar panels] and a wide outdoor verandah. Some of the tents can be converted into family anyway kids below 6 are not encouraged.

A main mess tent at the centre of the camp hosts the lounge, the restaurant and a small library.

Walking safari along the Ruaha river banks accompanied by an armed ranger, the best period being the dry season when grasses are still short. Minimum two nights requested and subject to permission by the park authority.

Bird-watching: accompanied by rangers and guide. Best time to spot migratory species as welll from November to March.

Game driving: usually two game drives a day but the camp rule is flexibility so these can be customized according to your specific interest [vehicle shared with other guests of the camp].

High Season $ 320 [min. 4 notti $ 310]
Low Season $ 290 [min. 4 notti $ 280]
High season = from 6 Jul to 31 Oct - from 21 Dec to 9 Jan.
Low Season = Nov. to 20 Dec - from 10 Jan to 31 Mar - from 1° Jun to 5 July..
Closed in April & May
Kids 7 - 16 sharing with 2 adults: 50% of adult rate
Kids 0 - 6 not allowed
Transfer from Msembe Airstrip to camp and return
Two game drives a day or full day game driving with pic nic lunch
Full board basis excluded drinks.
Walking safaris
[min. 2 nights stay]
Park fees [usd 20 per pers. per day]
Exclusive use of vehicle