Destinations

Old Mondoro Bushcamp

About Old Mondoro Bushcamp, Lower Zambezi

Taking a step back from the modern luxurious safari camp, Old Mondoro Bushcamp offers a more authentic safari. The camp focuses on wildlife and wilderness, offering a wild experience reminiscent of the old East African camps, without sacrificing your creature comforts. Mondoro means lion in the Shona language; the camp is named after an old, white lion that used to frequent the area and lives on in his memory, reflecting his wild spirit.

The area’s wide flood plains and open bush land are perfect for game viewing. The wildlife here is fantastic, wild dogs sometimes den near the camp and it has some of the most prolific leopard sightings in Africa. 

Each chalet has fantastic views of either the river or the nearby lagoon where a maze of reed islands plays home to plenty of hippos!

Lodge Details

Style

A simple and intimate safari camp, with a real yesteryear feel and a great focus on wildlife and nature.

Setting

Just 10 km downstream from Jeki Airstrip near the Chakwenga confluence, the camp is set in the far east of the Lower Zambezi National Park. The area shared with just another 2 camps so you will see very few, if any, tourists from other camps on your travels. The location is stunning with a real open and adventurous feel.

Accommodation & Facilities

The 4 canvas bush chalets are constructed from natural materials and taken down after every season. With so few people staying at the camp at any given time, it has a really special and intimate atmosphere. Each chalet has en-suite facilities, including a flush toilet and sink – showers are outdoors alongside a large stone bath, fantastic for really feeling at one with nature. There are private decks viewing either the river or the nearby lagoon and paraffin lanterns glow with a old romanticism. The chalets have just 3 full length walls; the 4th is just waist high for stunning views direct from your room.

The main area has been kept small, tucked under a winterthorn tree; there is a small library and well stocked bar alongside a dining table for guests, all under canvas.

Dining

The traditional bush kitchen provides delicious and hearty meals, served indoors and outdoors.

Activities

The camp focuses on non-motorised activities, such as walking safaris and canoe trips down the Zambezi. There are night and day drives available alongside boat trips.

Child Policy

Over 14’s welcome although under 16’s can only take part in walks at the managers discretion.

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