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Overview

A private setting in Zambezi National Park means Mpala Jena Camp offers a very different Victoria Falls experience. You have access to all the activities and attractions of Victoria Falls – which lies less than 90 minutes’ drive away – and stay in tented suites 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 Wi-Fi, gourmet dishes and a well-stocked wine cellar. Morning and afternoon game drives with professional guides take you in search of the heavyweight species like elephant, buffalo, giraffe, lions and spotted hyenas. Boat cruises, walking safaris and canoe adventures are also offered, adding more exciting aspects to your game viewing experience.

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 four suites very private and complete with its own lounge, sun deck and plunge pool but the camp offers a 2-bedroom luxury suite too.

Highlights

  • Private setting in Zambezi National Park
  • Authentic safari camp with riverside location
  • Only four suites plus a 2-bedroom family suite
  • Private plunge pools, Wi-Fi and river views
  • Game drives, boat cruises, canoeing and guided nature walks
  • Excellent dry-season game viewing between July and October

Activities

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

Facilities

Set next to the stream that entices so much wildlife to the area, 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.

Dining

Running a fun and informative interactive 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 communal or 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.

General facilities

  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Wi-fi available
  • Plunge pool
  • Curio or Gift shop
  • Solar power
  • Wine cellar

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