A smaller camp with everything you want to get out of a safari experience, Old Mondoro is the sister camp of Chiawa Camp. Whilst not as luxurious it is where comfort meets authenticity, offering a genuine and intimate Safari to its guests. Concentrating on the wildlife that surrounds the area the camp boasts extraordinary guides to maximise your experience.
“I loved the wild feel of this camp. From the outdoor bath I doubled as a plunge pool, I watched the numerous elephants, buffalo, antelope and baboons who surrounded my room wading through the lagoon. I also had one of the most incredible game drives I have ever been on I can safely say the wildlife here is exceptional.”
– Last visited by Chloe McCormack, marketing & sales – November 2019
“Wild, luxurious and intimate, Old Mondoro is outstanding. With only 4 chalets and a maximum of 8 guests at a time this is the place to go for a quieter safari experience. You are guaranteed to see The Great African Elephant all around you when staying here and daily wonder through the camp. A favourite is the open chalets and outdoor shower; all overlooking the gorgeous views of the Lower Zambezi.”
– Mike Varndell, managing founder – November 2018
LOW Season: 1 May – 30 Jun & 16 Oct – 10 Nov
HIGH Season: 1 Jul – 15 Oct
CLOSED: 1 Jan – 30 Apr & 11 Nov – 31 Dec
Excellent camp. Good hostess and manager and wonderful knowledgable guides. Lots of choices of activity – game drives, walking, river boat trips, canoing, fishing. Lovely being near such a wide full river with plenty of wild life. Saw lots of lions, elephants, birds. Good food and choices. Good accommodation with open fronts that could be closed.
This bush camp, with only four chalets, is my absolute favourite. Chalet 1 and 2 are overlooking the river. Chalet 3 and 4 overlooking the lagoon, were animals come to drink and bathe. I stayed in chalet 3 (the best!) and when I arrived elephants were blocking my door! The guides are exstremely good and they create a warm and relaxed atmosphere, that makes the gamedrives a real pleasure.
This is a unique and special place.
We had stayed 4 nights up river at Chiawa, and arrived by boat from there to a very warm welcome from Michelle the camp manager and several other members of staff.
There is a central area for relaxing, eating and leaving for either game drives or river trips. The rooms are 4 individual chalets placed well apart from one another facing the river or a creek and very well equipped. There is an inside flushing toilet and washhand basin. Outside is a shower and bath, so when having a shower and elephants are meandering past, is an experience like no other!