GUIDE ON MDONYA OLD RIVER CAMP IN TANZANIA
Mdonya Old River Camp in Ruaha National Park, Tanzania, is a quiet and peaceful setting for a historically authentic safari vacation in Africa. A small, intimate tented “Adventure Camps Of Tanzania” base set in acacia and fig woodland; it is frequented by numerous wild animals, including ponderous elephants, some with immense ivory tusks, head-in-the-air giraffes, confusingly striped zebra, fragile dik-diks, stately kudu, elegant impala, bulky buffaloes, predatorous lions, watchful leopards and many more. Ruaha National Park consists of over 20,000 square kilometers of largely uncharted wilderness which is accessible to visitors looking for an offbeat experience. Since its expansion in 2008, it is now the largest national park, (as opposed to a game reserve) in Tanzania. Unlike a game reserve, it has a strict policy of confining visitors to a wide-ranging network of roads, but since the area is challenging to access and largely undiscovered, this pristine park still often allows AfricanMecca guests on their authentic safari in Tanzania to feel alone in a primeval world. The Ruaha Park is famed for its birdlife with over 570 species recorded to date, not to mention a large number of lion prides and many other rare and endangered mammals to see on a trip in Ruaha. From Dar es Salaam, a flight of two hours deposits you at Msembe Airstrip where you will be met by jeep by your safari guide and taken a further one to two-hour introductory game drive through many varied landscapes, across the Great Ruaha River to the Mdonya Sand River at the foot of the imposing Ruaha Escarpment.
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MDONYA OLD RIVER CAMP ACCOMMODATION
12 simple canvas tent, each with shaded verandah and identified by the skulls of local animals; widely spaced along the arc of a sand river which migrating game use as a convenient corridor.
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SAFARI & TOUR AT MDONYA OLD RIVER CAMP
Camp stay is a 24-hour nature experience continuing even as you sleep to the sounds of crickets and wildlife outside your tent, or when you sit on your verandah, shaded by tamarind trees.
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DINING & CUISINE AT MDONYA OLD RIVER CAMP
Day begins with Tanzanian tea or coffee before breakfast is served in the open dining tent with bread freshly baked every day in a wood burning oven using fallen logs to give an eco-approach.
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Jambo Raza, It was a wonderful experience in Tanzania. Rogers, our guide was superb; knowledgeable, helpful and very friendly. We were treated very well by all your ground team and everything ran smoothly. I enjoyed it all.
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Ruaha was everything we had hoped it would be. We couldn't imagine a trip there without visiting Ngorongoro Crater and a combination of Ruaha and Selous. Our thanks to the AfricanMecca team and Raza for a most exceptional trip!
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Loretta and I had a great time on our honeymoon. Simiton, your safari guide in Tanzania was awesome! He was very professional, very accommodating and very knowledgeable. We are already talking about our next trip to Africa!
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SAFARI TRIP IDEA FOR MDONYA OLD RIVER CAMP IN RUAHA TANZANIA
When staying at Mdonya Old River Camp in Ruaha, we recommend combining your safari with a visit to Serengeti, Lake Manyara, Tarangire, Selous and Ngorongoro. You may optionally extend out to Western Tanzania, and experience the off-beat wilderness areas of Katavi, Mahale or Gombe ending with a beach vacation and Swahili cultural tour in the exotic spice island of Zanzibar.READ MORE
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