Reviews of Mundulea Reserve
They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
A real highlight of our trip
Once again the weather did not help. There was a slightly dodgy moment for the first half mile off the tarmac in the wet. Secondly, early morning starts were off because the long grass was soaking.
In the context of the location it is fair to grade everything as excellent, although the camp is not (thank goodness) luxurious..
One member of our party had not understood that once at the camp the only method of transport is walking.
The whole thing revolves around Bruno's guiding which is all encompassing. Everything from beetles and caterpillars to rhinos, vegetation and spoor is grist for the mill. Bruno's vision for Mundelea is visibly working. I particularly enjoyed our afternoon expeditions when we able to climb up a couple of local hills.
The camp is delightful, though some might find it a little basic; it overlooks a waterhole. The cooking is delicious (all prepared on an open fire) and wholesome.
This was a highlight of our trip and contains some favourite moments.
At this time of year with the grass long and with one member of the party unable to walk long distances there were some restrictions but Bruno took it all in his stride. At the right time of the year I would think that this would be breathtaking. I hope to return.
Wild and remote
A remarkable solo effort. One man's contribution to conservation. A privilege to be able to share it.
Bruno most knowledgeable about every aspect of conservation from beetles and spiders at one end to rhinos at the other. A complete contrast to the radio controlled Toyota at Ongava.
Here we walked in silence for four hours and could listen to the birds. What it lacked in creature comforts it delivered in wildness.
We loved everything about this place. The accommodation is basic but comfortable and everything works.
Food was delicious, wonderful walks and excellent host.
We had an unforgettable experience watching a vet dart and tranquillise a giraffe, then remove a snare.
I loved this place!
It was a magical wilderness experience (but not for anyone who doesn't like bugs!), Bruno was a fascinating guide and the walks twice a day were fabulous.
I will never forget this place and would love to go back.
Mundulea Reserve review
This was a superb experience, living in a bushcamp and going for guided walks with such an expert as Bruno who was a great host and a fascinating person to talk to.
Wouldn't have missed this for the world.
Mundulea Reserve review
This is where we had a proper safari experience. I love Bruno, he is the coolest man I have ever met. If his philosophy for conservation could be taken up across Africa , we would see the conservation issues being resolved. We walked and walked, we clambered, duck and dived. We sat on top of rocky outcrops watching the sun go down and giraffe moving across the landscape. This is a little piece of heaven.
You need to do your own washing or go smelly, you have salad for lunch and meat and veg for dinner, and thankfully there is no dreaded WIFI, but I would go back in a heartbeat. The bed is comfortable, this was where I slept the best, the shower is powerful and hot and plentiful. The chat is constant , interesting , challenging and yes educational.
I loved loved loved Mundulea.
Extremely knowledgeable owner/guide
We have been on many safaris and cannot count how many guides we have had, but no one nearly as knowledgeable as Bruno. It is a special experience to walk with him.
Mundulea is a place for nature lovers. The hides in front of one's tents allow one to get very close to the game. Accommodation in tents is suitably rustic and perfectly comfortable with luxurious-feeling duvets and an attached bathroom with flush toilet, shower, sink, horns for hanging one’s towel over and a piece of stone to act as counter space.
Food is quite good with outstanding nutty bread cooked over a bush fire. Be aware that, although Mundulea is expensive, it is not a luxury lodge but a wonderful experience for people who want an extremely knowledgeable guide and really love being “in the bush.”
Mundulea Reserve review
This was our third stay, and is always one of our highlights.
Our last visit was two years ago and it was interesting to see the changes and developments with the wildlife and how the area was responding to good management. Staying with Bruno on Mundulea is always something we look forward to, and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. As ever you never know what we will see – such as Bushbabies, a young Giraffe and many trees just coming into leaf & flower.
We always learn something new and very much enjoyed the in-depth discussions around the campfire and over dinner. Excellent visit - always sad to leave.
This is a totally different experience than the other posher camps.
The accommodations were rougher but still quite nice. This is all walking, so may not be for everyone. We loved it.
We did a 10km and the 6km walk the first day. One does not see many animals on the walks - the blinds are best for this - but Bruno uses the Socratic method to great advantage asking us to elucidate some particular scat, track, or signs of sone event. The only suggestion would be to take a five to ten minute sit down break every hour or so. Bruno suggested the camp might close in the future, so go while you can.
Although laundry services were indicated in the materials provided us, this was not the case.
Expert Africa comments
Following these comments Expert Africa followed up with Bruno and the team at Mundulea to see if there were any plans to close. We are relieved to be assured that there are no such plans and that Mundulea Bush Camp is still going strong.
Fascinating insight into conservation effort
Definite highlight of our trip: whisked straight off into the bush as soon as we drove up to farmhouse for a fantastic 4 days walking with Bruno and learning about everything from geology to animal skulls, and how he is trying to recreate bush from farm. He is incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about what he is doing. Learned lots about the land, tracking animals etc. Saw plenty of antelope at the water hole, but not a place to go if you just want to see animals.
Bruno isn't a guide, he is a conservationist, and you are privileged to see a tiny bit of his work.
Basic bush camp, shared by porcupine! Excellent food cooked over open fire.
We were the only guests at first, joined by another couple for 2 days. We loved it (2 parents, 20+ year old daughters).