Old Mondoro Bushcamp

Reviews of Old Mondoro Bushcamp

Excellent(98%) From 54 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 54 of our travellers who have visited Old Mondoro Bushcamp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Ms G from Zurich
Arrived on: 6-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Old Mondoro Bushcamp review

Very nice location. The bath tub facing the pond is excellent.

Ryan was very attentive and informed Anita (Chiawa) that I don't like broccoli though I didn't mention it on the form since there is always plenty to eat.
Canoeing and fishing was excellent. Very good and patient guides.

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Mr & Mrs VV- G from Belgium
Arrived on: 23-Jun-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Old Mondoro Bushcamp review

We wished that we could have stayed longer. But by the time we booked ( February ) there was no more availability, what didn't proof to be the case when we were overthere. A regrettable result of block booking and afterwards cancelling by some travel agents ?
Walks, game drives, canoeing , perfect.

Camp management ( Pam, Ryan) , staff & guides ( Wallace, Sebastian and all others ) contributed to the superb reputation of
Old Mondoro.

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Mr and Mrs M from Sudbury, USA
Arrived on: 15-Jun-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Old Mondoro Bushcamp review

This camp felt more "posh" than Tafika but there was something missing here ...maybe it was the experience of the staff or the genuine at home feeling.

We loved the location and the adventure. Rooms were great.

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Mr. & Mrs. W from Alaska
Arrived on: 3-May-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Tiny but Mighty Old Mondoro

We loved this small, cozy camp. Outstanding wildlife viewing and activities.

Camp Hosts, Ryan and Pam, were excellent! We would request Victor, our guide, again if we are ever so lucky to be able to return. He is the most knowledgeable guide we experienced in our three week visit to Namibia and Zambia.

Our canoe trip is a memory never to be forgotten!

Delicious dinners!


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Ms W & Mr C - Wellington, NZ
Arrived on: 31-Oct-2013 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Charming camp and excellent service

We spent four days at Old Mondoro in late October-early November 2013 as part of our honeymoon.

This was our second Safari in Africa and a lovely accompaniment to our South Luangwa trip. The Zambezi river is incredibly picturesque and we were thrilled to be in a tent overlooking the river - teaming with elephants, hippos and crocs.

Our hosts Jason and Michaela warmly welcomed us to Old Mondoro. Service was excellent throughout our stay; and the food simply incredible.

With a variety of activities - boat trips, canoe trips, night drives and walking - it's tempting to return to Old Mondoro and we can easily understand why there are so many returnees.

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Mr & Mrs H from Cardiff
Arrived on: 12-Oct-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A great camp

Our only disappointment was we only stayed two nights! If we return to Zambia we will definitely revisit this camp. Compared to Chiawa this is a relatively simple bush camp but for us a great experience with high standards.
Similar to Chiawa the canoe trip is a fantastic experience and not to be missed!

The other great advantage of Old Mondora is that you are able to experience a more open landscape which some stunning woodlands.

We were also fortunate to see three leopards in the late afternoon (two in one tree and one scavenging below ) with a kill prior to sunset.

Also experienced one of our best moments when during our last dinner elephants crossed the river in front of us and glided silently on by as we dined, perfect !

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Mr & Mrs R - Aberdeen
Arrived on: 26-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 4 nights
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We were glad we returned to Old Mondoro.

We do not normally pay return visits to places we visit on holiday. However we so enjoyed Old Mondoro last time we made an exception. We were very glad we did as everything was excellent again. Great game viewing on foot, vehicle and boat. The canoe trip down the discovery channel was really relaxing despite the best efforts of the hippos and elephants to add excitement.

The hosts Jason and Michaela were excellent and the whole Old Mondoro team first class. W had a private dinner on our veranda when the camp was quiet which we appreciated.

Great Food, location and tent. A cold bath on the veranda and wet kikoys kept us cool when it was very hot in the middle of the day. Great animal viewing from bath and shower.

We will go back again

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Mr & Mrs P - Derbyshire
Arrived on: 3-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Finale at Old Mondoro

Yet again, we encountered confusion between "bird-watching" and "sight-seeing". The first trip on the river for bird-watching was superb.

We asked for another similar trip to end the holiday but in spite of my emphasising our wishes to Jason, we found ourselves as part of a group were we took our own bird-scarer! Since this took place on our last afternoon and we had been treated so well vis-à-vis our Anniversary, we did not make an issue of it.

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Prof. & Mrs J - Melbourne
Arrived on: 20-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Old Mondoro Bushcamp review

This was the highlight of our holiday and and undoubtedly the best stay we have had in safari lodges in Africa. The position by the Zambezi was superb and the profusion and variety of animals both in the bush and inside the camp was very exciting.

Stewart and Maddie, the managers, went out of their way to please and help us. The guides and spotters and all the staff were attentive to our needs, and we were very impressed by the relationship that Stewart and Maddie had with them and they with us.

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Mr and Mrs G - Herts
Arrived on: 16-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Can it get any better?

Now Lower Zambezi is becoming more mature it is rivalling S Luangwa, and with the boat/canoe activities adding a magical dimension. Fabulous game viewing and river canoeing a highlight.

Food exceptional.

Very hard to fault with cover hosts Stuart & Maddy making a flawless experience. Two great guides in James and Levi although did experience one shortage of scout which necessitated party of four delaying a walk and we did not walk every day. But given our first experience of OM was no hardship.

Lovely boat transfer to Chongwe.

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