The beautiful and intimate Old Mondoro is situated within the Lower Zambezi National Park and derives its name from the Goba legend of a white lion that used to prowl the area. Although the white lion is long gone, the camp reflects the wild spirit that still lives on in its descendants that roam free in the spectacular woodlands and plains, which you too will explore during your stay here.
By virtue of its accommodating a maximum of 8 guests at any one time, Old Mondoro is the Lower Zambezi’s most exclusive camp and offers an ideal blend of nature and comfort. A rare find, this is the ideal safari escape for those who expect the very best yet want a little less of lavish luxury – a real safari.
Day game drives are conducted in custom, open 4x4 safari vehicles and this is the best way to see as many animals as possible, close up. You can also explore the Zambezi River and its islands by boat, offering amazing opportunities for photographing birds, elephant, hippo and croc abound, and the sunsets are to die for.
Canoeing safaris were founded on the Lower Zambezi. Tranquil yet exciting, close up viewing of fauna and riverine flora in near silence is one of Africa’s bucket list experiences. Drift down legendary waterways comfortable in the knowledge that you are in the hands of some of Africa’s best and most experienced river guides.
The 4 rooms are strung out along a hippo-friendly channel off the Zambezi, enjoying great views with their half-height walls and timber decks. Appropriately constructed of canvas and natural materials, the rooms have an open and adventurous feel, providing a perfect retreat after a day filled with excitement in the bush and yet where much of the action will happen right in front of you. At night canvas blinds are rolled down and secured although with the night chorus you are assured of never feeling too cosseted or cut off from the action! Each room also has a shaded timber sun deck complete with comfy daybed for relaxation with the very best of views.
There is also a 5th chalet with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, which is ideal for families.
Delicious meals are served fireside or in the open-sided thatched dining room, and star-gazing in this remote spot makes a perfect pastime.