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Old Mondoro Camp

Hotel description

Old Mondoro Camp is about an hour east downstream by boat from sister camp Chiawa, it’s located in the wonderfully open area of Faidherbia Forest. The camp is a far simpler affair than Chiawa yet the guiding levels, activity choice, service and excellent home-cooking remain on par.

The comfortable rooms are strung out along a hippo-friendly channel off the Zambezi, enjoying great views with their half-height walls and timber decks.  Activities at Old Mondoro focus on game drives, walks, canoeing and boating, though the elephant and hippo activity around camp are enough to encourage a lodge-based safari!

Delicious meals are served fireside or in the open-sided thatched dining room, and star-gazing in this remote spot makes a perfect pastime.

Room description

Only 5 Chalets (4 Bush Chalets + 1 Family Bush Chalet) occupy the camp, providing a remote and private atmosphere for each guest. Each chalet holds a romantically-netted king bed (or two large twins) with a view through the wide reed windows either directly onto the Zambezi or the hyacinth-filled channel weaving through camp. An outdoor bath doubles as a plunge-pool (and occasional drinking hole) and an open-air shower allows one to revel under the stars each night. A private deck provides additional seating for afternoon naps, getting lost in a book or just observing the movie-worthy backdrop of the mighty Zambezi or winterthorn trees across the channel, where an endless variety of wildlife can be seen weaving throughout the shade and cooling off in the water.

An open-sided sitenje (dining area) looks out across the full-bodied grey river – over snorting, sun-baking hippos, and elephant crossing between river islands – towards the far bank. There, you’ll find Zimbabwe.

Each Chalet has the following amenities:

  • Balcony/Deck
  • En-Suite
  • Fan,Safe,Pure Cotton Linen
  • Outside Shower
  • Indoor Bathroom with washbasin
  • Outside splash tab

Elephants have been known to drink from the bath whilst guests have been cooling off! Water is heated by solar.

Cancellation Policy

Bookings can be done no more than 30 days before travel.

PAYMENT - Payment of a deposit is required to confirm a booking and the Chiawa Safaris invoice must be paid in full 45+ days before travel; payments are strictly non-refundable unless for COVID-related official travel restrictions

Cancellations 46+ Days, the Deposit will be forfeit, Cancellations 45 - 0 Days, 90% of the Chiawa Safaris invoice will be forfeit.

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