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Set on the banks of the great Zambezi River under acacia trees that often attract elephants, Old Mondoro looks out over a maze of hippo-filled channels and small islands in the Lower Zambezi National Park. The camp is simple in style but with all the comforts you'll need: the philosophy behind Old Mondoro is simply to take a step back from the ultra-luxurious lodges that have sprung up in recent times and instead provide you with an authentic safari experience. An emphasis is placed on guided walking safaris, and in this remote area where there are few other camps this is an ideal activity.

You can also set out in 4X4 vehicles each morning and afternoon for guided game drives, or view hippos, elephants and other wildlife along the Zambezi from motorboats or Canadian-style canoes. There's plenty of opportunities for tiger fishing too, and Old Mondoro sits in one of Southern Africa's top birding regions.

Recent accolades & press

  •  The Safari Awards 2013 - Best Safari Property in Southern Africa - Finalist

highlights

  • Simple & authentic bush camp on Zambezi River banks
  • Emphasis on guided walking safaris
  • Excellent game viewing & award-winning guiding
  • Raised, open-fronted tents with Zambezi views
  • Personal, friendly service for a maximum of 8 guests

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Facilities

The Main Tent serves as Old Mondoro's lounge and dining area and is set under a winterthorn tree overlooking the Zambezi River. The lounge has comfortable wicker sofas for relaxing with a book from the small reference library or a drink from the camp’s bar.

Boats and canoes are available to go game viewing, bird watching and fishing on the Zambezi River. In the evening, sit around the campfire and listen to the sounds of the Zambezi and its wildlife.

General Facilities

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    Laundry service
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    Library
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    Bar

Dining

The traditional bush kitchen at Old Mondoro creates outstanding meals and fresh bread baked daily from a homemade oven. An early breakfast is enjoyed around the campfire while lunch and afternoon tea are served in the main dining and lounge area.

The evening's hearty three-course dinner is shared around the camp’s dining table.

Bush Chalet

With outstanding views of the Zambezi River, the tents at Old Mondoro rest on raised platforms and have en suite facilities with flush toilets, washbasins and an outdoor shower plus a 'splash tub' open to the sky.

The tents have open views during the day while canvas drop-down blinds with windows are lowered at night to provide more privacy. Spend time on your private veranda, reclining on your day bed as assorted animals stroll past.

All the tents are comfortably furnished and have king-size or twin beds with Egyptian cotton linen and are draped with large mosquito nets. In keeping with the old world atmosphere, paraffin lanterns are used to provide ambient lighting although electric reading lights and battery-charging facilities are available in each room for your convenience.

Bush Chalet AMENITIES

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    Mosquito net
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    Outdoor shower
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    Outdoor bath
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    Twin bed available
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    Outside area
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    International adaptors

Activities

  • Canoe trails
  • Fishing
  • Fly-fishing
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Night drives
  • River cruises
  • Sunset cruise
 
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 23 Apr 2015 - 31 May 2015 $610 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Jun 2015 - 30 Jun 2015 $760 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Jul 2015 - 31 Oct 2015 $1075 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Nov 2015 - 07 Nov 2015 $760 Fully Inclusive

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • You step off the boat and it feels like home. Jason and Mekaela welcome you with such ease and comfort the day's travel melts away into the chair overlooking the Zambezi River. Old Mondoro attracts the kind of traveler that I like. Someone who puts importance on different things than many other travelers do. Leopards every day! What else can I say? We canoed, hiked, boat toured, and of course did many safaris. Sebastian, James, and Levy were quality on every level. And they were fun to interact with. Hats off to the staff that we never saw that cleaned the rooms so well. The meals were great. Breakfast was simple with oatmeal over the fire, yogurt, fresh fruit, fruit juices and cereal. Lunch was buffet style with two fresh salads always available and a nice entree. The salads were so good that we requested the recipes on several great salads. The evening meal was always fantastic. An introduction was always given and the presentation of the food was elegant and enticing. The rumbling hippos in the background always makes the meal interesting. A fantastic 3 nights!

    Steve Peterson, May 2013
  • Fantastic food, very welcoming staff, excellent accommodation - if we were to pick out a few exceptional things it would be the guides and the managers at Old Mondoro

    Robert Cartwright, July 2012

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Rikke Williams

Rikke Williams

Africa Safari Expert

"This camp has a spectacular location. The varied activities makes for a truly special and memorable safari and the management couple is the icing on the cake.."

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Fantastic food, very welcoming staff, excellent accommodation - if we were to pick out a few exceptional things it would be the guides and the managers at Old Mondoro

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