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.