Old Mondoro Camp Tented Camp
Set in a remote area of Lower Zambezi National Park, Old Mondoro (which means ‘lion’ in the local language, Shona) is an intimate, simple bush camp owned and operated by the Cumings family. The camp overlooks a maze of reed islands, thick with grunting hippo and the delicious grove of Acacia trees attracts a constant stream of elephant visitors.
* Old Mondoro Camp Highlights
- ∞Only 4 bush chalets, each with a private deck
- ∞Overlooking the mighty Zambezi River
- ∞Rustic, reed chalets with the front open to the view
- ∞No fences, so game are free to wander through camp
- ∞Top-quality guides and superb walking safaris
- ∞Day and night drives in open safari vehicles
- ∞Game rich area with excellent big cat sightings
More about this accommodation
Old Mondoro is a simple, private bush camp. Its four reed chalets have one side open to allow uninterruped views out over the river and lagoon, with canvas flaps which roll down at night for privacy and 'safety'. You have the option of single beds or a double with an en-suite bathroom, hot water and flushing toilet with an open-air shower and bath with a view over the surrounding bush. One chalet has an extra bedroom and is suitable for a family or friends sharing. The motto here is simplicity without scrimping on creature comforts.
Relaxing Main Lodge
Built in true bush style to sit comfortably in its surrounds, the main area is large with open sides and a canvas roof. There’s a small library and a well-stocked bar and a communal dining room; a great way to meet new friends if you're travelling solo. The evening campfire offers a cosy conversation corner to sit and discuss the day’s highlights. The food is delicious, plentiful and varied, with the main meals being a hearty brunch and a several course evening meal.
A Variety of Game Activities
Besides day and night game drives in open vehicles, Old Mondoro offers superb walking safaris with well-respected guides. Game viewing by canoe is also an excellent way of exploring the area and the wealth of wildlife it has to offer. Lion, leopard and other cats are often spotted and those lucky enough have even seen serval, aardvark and pangolin. On all your game activities, there’s very little chance of encountering guests and vehicles from other camps – a great feeling if you’re looking for that exclusive getaway.
Twice daily flights from Lusaka Airport connect to Jeki airstrip (35 min flight). The road transfer to camp takes around 50 minutes. Chartered flights are also available. Let us know your preferences and we’ll be happy to arrange it for you.
Our Take on Old Mondoro
Old Mondoro is an excellent choice if you’re looking for an authentic, exclusive safari. It’s in a particularly beautiful area, remote and simple – and makes an excellent combo safari with its sister lodge, Chiawa Camp. We suggest you plan a stay of at least four days to really soak up the whole experience. You’ll find the staff friendly, the welcome warm and you'll soon feel like a special member of the family.
- ∞All accommodation, meals and beverages (local brands)
- ∞Professionally-guided game viewing drives (day and night), bush walks, boat trips, canoe trips and angling
- ∞Transfers between Old Mondoro and Chiawa Camps and Jeki/Royal Airstrip
- ∞Government taxes
- xAir/river transfers to/from Lower Zambezi
- xPark angling permits
- xAirport departure taxes, hotels and meals in Lusaka
- xPrivate vehicles / boats.
- xPark fees and conservation levy
- xGratuities, visa fees, personal extras
- xPremium-brand drinks and champagne
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= Star Rating Explanation
The star rating refers to the official grading given to this lodge or hotel by the Tourism Grading Council. In some cases the star rating is not official, but represents our own estimate of the accommodation.
One star means very basic accommodation
Two stars means comfortable, clean accommodation that is not overly spacious or luxurious. Basic facilities.
Three stars means good quality accommodation with en-suite bathroom and a reasonable level of luxury. Very comfortable and reasonably spacious.
Four stars means luxury accommodation of high quality, with most modern conveniences. High quality service, food and facilities.
Five stars means spacious, ultra luxury accommodation with the highest standards of service, food and facilities. All modern conveniences can be expected, although some facilities like air-conditioning cannot be guaranteed at all 5-star lodges, due to limited availability of electricity.