Old Mondoro, which is a joint venture between the owners of Chiawa Camp and Sausage Tree Camp, is set in a grove of Acacia trees on the banks of the Zambezi River near confluence of the Chakwenga River. The concept of the Camp is to provide guests with and authentic, remote and rustic experience, which concentrates on a true bush experience.
Accommodating only eight guests, Old Mondoro is designed along the more traditional/ original camps. It is built from natural materials, and canvas. The Camp accommodation is more open, and adventurous, at the same time providing a comfortable retreat. The accommodation resting on temporary slabs, and has en-suite facilities with flush toilets, and canvas bucket showers and washbasins. Lighting is provided by paraffin lanterns. Bedding is comfortable, and mosquito netted. Furnishings have been kept simple, with shelving throughout, a coffee table and chairs, complemented by a shaded sundeck – looking out on beautiful views.
The Main Tent, which serves as a lounge and dining area, sits under a massive winter thorn tree, overlooking the Zambezi. There is a traditional bush kitchen to supply excellent meals. Fresh bread is baked daily in a homemade oven.
The entire experience at Old Mondoro, although unpretentious and uncomplicated, promises a unique safari that gives guests and exceptional and unforgettable bush experience.
The Park, in this area, is characterised by vast flood plains and open woodland making for ideal walking and game viewing opportunities, and with the game being excellent throughout the Park, there is also a good chance of seeing leopard and serval, and a good deal of plains game, such as zebra and kudu. The Camp is also known for its wild dog sightings.
Although there is excellent walking in this part of the Park, Old Mondoro also offers game drives (including night drives), canoeing, and boat cruises.
You might want to combine at stay at Old Mondoro with Chiawa and/ or Sausage Tree Camps, and a great way of doing this is a multi-day canoe trip.