The tents at Mdonya Old River Camp are set wide apart under shady acacias.
Tented roomsThe large walk in tents at Mdonya Old River Camp are spacious airy and cool. Inside are large, comfortable double/twin tents. Brightly coloured throws add character, and the furniture is simple and practical.
There is hanging space for all of your clothes, as well as a lockable large wooden trunk for valuables. Each tent also has a writing desk and chair. Woven makuti mats cover the tent floor, and there are plenty of candles around for lighting. A torch is also provided which is vital; there is no electricity.
Each tent has a large, private veranda with a deck chair – a great place to sit and listen to the sounds of the bush.
The tents are not numbered, but named after common animals of the park to identify them. A skull of the animal will be situated at the end of the path to that tent. Inside there is an informative and colourful board providing details of the animal's behavior and life-cycle.
Through the back of the tent is the en-suite bathroom. The floor is polished stone, the walls are made from strong canvas, and the ceiling … is the open skies. Like the rest of the camp – the bathrooms are functional, rather than stylish.
The sink is a cleverly-crafted steel bowl set into a wooden surface – the tap runs into the sink and then you can remove the sink and tip the contents into a bucket underneath. Behind a dividing wall is the flush-toilet and hot-and-cold shower