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.