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Old Mondoro, Lower Zambezi National Park

Made up of only five guest chalets, Old Mondoro promises an quintessential, back-to-nature safari deep in Zambia’s Lower Zambezi National Park.

Set under a canopy of giant winterthorn trees, Old Mondoro enjoys a charming riverside location. Named after a mythical white lion that used to frequent the area, the experience here is all about reconnecting with the natural world.

As an unfenced property, wild animals are simply a part of camp life. You can expect frequent sightings of buffalo and elephant, as well as waterbuck, baboons and pods of river-bathing hippo. When not wildlife watching from camp, you’ll have a choice of land and water-based activities to enjoy.

Comprising just five uncluttered tents, Old Mondoro ensures a truly private atmosphere for each guest. Every room is equipped with an open-to-the-skies shower and a private deck for watching the natural world go by. Wide reed windows look out onto the Zambezi or the hyacinth-filled channel weaving through camp, whilst the outdoor bath doubles as a plunge pool. Meals are served in an open-sided dining tent, or under the stars in the middle of the Zambezi.

Old Mondoro, at a glance

  • Classic safari camp bordering the Zambezi River in the Lower Zambezi National Park
  • Owned and operated by the Cumings family of the luxurious Chiawa Camp
  • Five reed and thatch chalets with private timber decks
  • Outdoor baths, flush loos and open-air showers
  • Meals are served in the open-sided dining area or alfresco in the bush, on the river or by the campfire
  • Exceptional guiding

For leisure and pleasure

  • Day and night game drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles
  • Walking safaris
  • Canoeing and river safaris on custom-built pontoon boats
  • Catch-and-release tiger fishing
  • Afternoon tea served overlooking the river
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