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Mondoro is the Shona word for ’lion’ is and the name Old Mondoro derives from the local legend of an old, white lion that used to frequent the area. Set in a grove of acacia trees on the banks of the Zambezi River, overlooking a maze of hippo-inhabited islands and channels, Old Mondoro Bush Camp reflects the wild spirit that lives on in this unique part of Africa. The concept of Old Mondoro is simple – to revert back to the early colonial days and provide guests with an authentic remote safari that concentrates on the wildlife and bush experience.
Situated in the Lower Zambezi National Park, near the Chakwenga River confluence.
Accommodation and facilities:
Accommodates just eight guests in traditional safari tents, resting on temporary slabs. All have en suite facilities with flush toilets, and canvas bucket showers and washbasins. The tents are left with open views during the day, and at night canvas drop-down blinds with windows are lowered to provide more privacy and security. The Main Tent which serves as a lounge and dining area rests under a winterthorn tree and next to a sausage tree overlooking the Zambezi. A traditional bush kitchen serves outstanding meals and fresh bread baked daily from a homemade oven. The entire experience is unpretentious and uncomplicated, but promises a unique safari that gives guests the best bush experience possible.
There are some excellent walking areas out of the camp and more just a short drive away. Mondoro also offers day and night game drives, canoeing and game viewing by motor boat.
Old Mondoro is noted for its wild dog sightings as the dogs often den in the vicinity.