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A private setting in Zambezi National Park means Mpala Jena Camp offers a remote Victoria Falls experience. You have access to all the activities and attractions of Victoria Falls – which lies less than a 45 minutes’ game drive from Vic Falls town or a 30 min boat transfer – and stay in spacious tented suites on decking that sit under giant riverside trees and look out over the untamed Zambezi River. Hippo snort in the water, wildlife occasionally wanders through camp and the ubiquitous cry of the African fish eagle provides the soundtrack to your Zimbabwean safari.

Named after the stream that runs through camp – itself named for a legendary ‘white impala’ antelope – Mpala Jena has taken care to leave a light footprint on this pristine environment. Constructed from recycled hardwoods and sturdy canvas, the camp runs on solar power and offers simple high-quality dishes and a well-stocked wine cellar. Morning and afternoon game drives (or boat safaris) with professional guides take you in search of the heavyweight species like elephant, buffalo, giraffe, lions and spotted hyenas.

Open year round and recommended for travellers looking to visit Victoria Falls within a genuine safari environment, Mpala Jena welcomes families with children aged six and over. It also takes care to provide for couples and honeymooners as well as groups of friends travelling together: not only is each of its five suites very private and complete with its own lounge and sun deck but the camp offers  two 2-bedroom luxury family suites too.


  • Unique and private concession setting in Zambezi National Park
  • Authentic safari camp with riverside location
  • Only four suites plus a 2-bedroom family suite
  • Private Private decks and outdoor showers overlooking the river
  • Game drives, boat cruises and guided nature walks
  • Try your hand at catch and release fishing of tiger fish, catfish and bream


  • Boat excursions
  • Day tours
  • Fishing
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Bird watching


Two Bedroom Family Suite

The two 2-bedroom family suites are located on the banks of the Zambezi River with views of the river frontage. Each family suite consists of two bedrooms both of which have an en-suite bathroom facility, indoor shower, separate loo and double basins.

Guest Tent

The guest tented suites are located on the banks of the Zambezi River with views of the river frontage. Each features en-suite bathroom facilities, indoor shower, separate loo and double basins. Decking in front of the tent leads to views of the calming and peaceful flowing waters of the Zambezi River.


Mpala Jena’s main camp lies in a central location with two suites on either side of it. Within its canvas walls you will find the well-furnished lounge as well as the library and indoor dining area, a safari shop and a convenient tea-and-coffee station. A massage service – enjoyed in the privacy of your suite – is offered and there is a complimentary laundry service.


Running a fun and informative kitchen, Mpala Jena offers three delicious meals a day and is very flexible about when and where they are served. You may find breakfast or lunch – or both – served outdoors under a thorn tree or next to the river. Evening dinners are more sophisticated, made up of three courses and served a la carte, at individual tables – as you prefer.

Complete with wine cellar, the camp is able to cater for all dietary requirements – including vegan and children’s menus - as long as they are requested in advance. You can also request a private kosher chef in advance.

General facilities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Library
  • Wi-fi available
  • Curio or Gift shop
  • Solar power

Why travel with us

  • Independent experts since 1998
  • Our best price promise
  • Full service, flights included
  • Complete financial protection
  • 24/7 on-safari support
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