Mundulea Reserve

Reviews of Mundulea Reserve

Excellent(99%) From 58 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 58 of our travellers who have visited Mundulea Reserve, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr R. from Napier 4110
Arrived on: 14-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Mundulea Reserve review

Wonderful experience walking with Bruno.

Twice heard a leopard close to our tent.

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Mr. and Mrs. H, from Bath
Arrived on: 14-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Fabulous

Mundulea is pure Africa. It's a bush camp, and you spend all your time walking in the bush, tracking animals, seeing lots of animals, going to their amazing waterhole, sitting round the camp fire, and eating simple delicious food.

This is adventure, not luxury. Having said that, the tents are very well equipped, and the beds comfortable. The tents have outdoor bathrooms, which are open to the bush and all the animals.

The leopard in the camp was an extra attraction !

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The Leemings - Kent
Arrived on: 7-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Wonderful place wonderful owner

We had a wonderful time at Mundulea.

The camp is simple but very relaxing & to spend so much time with Bruno was truly a privilege. He is an amazing person not only for what he is doing at Mundulea but for the way he is doing it based on good scientific evidence a lot of which he has developed himself in conjunction with academic biologists. He is a magnificent host & guide & we were lucky enough to have him to ourselves for most of our visit.

He seemed to understand the flora & fauna at a deeper level than any other guide we have met. Walking with him was a rare pleasure.

Our only regret is that we didn't stay longer.

We would recommend driving via the D 2779,2782 & C39 to Otavi as a quick & easy route ,avoiding the rather boring C38 & B1

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Mr A & Mrs R - Nam VFAs in June
Arrived on: 21-Jun-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Mundulea is fabulously interesting reserve.

Mundulea is a must for anybody who has interests in natural history, archeology, and conservation.

Bruno Nebe is a wonderful host with deep insightful knowledge of the environment.

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Mr A. from London
Arrived on: 4-Jun-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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The highlight of our stay

For us Mundulea was by far the highlight of our stay in Namibia. But it wouldn't necessarily be the case for everyone.

Mundulea is a private game reserve created by Bruno Nebe. Accommodation is set within a small tented camp, with its own waterhole. There were a total of 6 guests, including the two of us, during our stay. The only activity (other than talking, eating, drinking, and sleeping) is walking in the reserve, expertly guided by Bruno. Tommy stays behind to cook the most delicious meals over an atmospheric open fire, one of many highlights being the daily fresh, home-made bread, baked in some rescued car part (I think).

What staying in Mundelea gives its very lucky guests is an intense, in-depth, understanding of how wild game and its environment, the whole integrated chain of life, operates, from the termites, beetles, guinea fowl, snakes, up to the predators.

This was a uniquely powerful experience for us - it might not have the same appeal for others. You may not see a lot of animals or being able to tick boxes on the number of different species seen.

For example, we didn't see leopard, except a hazy dark outline at dusk at our waterhole, but we did hear the leopard call (a distinctive, rasping, sawing sound) all night 5 minutes (or less ) from our tent and the next morning we followed the tracks of the leopard female, and her companions from just outside our camp. Plus we just avoided tripping over a languid black mamba (Obviously Bruno saw it well in time, a few metres ahead of us).

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Mr & Mrs M from Wales
Arrived on: 28-Apr-2017 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Bruno!

This place is for anyone who loves wildlife and wants to see Africa as it could be.

Lots of walking with Bruno who remains the best guide we've ever spent time with. You learn so much from him.

Mundelea is special.

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Mr K & Mrs J and Mr J & Mrs R - Scotland
Arrived on: 5-Mar-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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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.

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Mr J. from BIggar
Arrived on: 5-Mar-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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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.

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Mr R & Mrs M - Cape Namibia and Bots
Arrived on: 22-Feb-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Mundulea

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.

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Mr & Mrs G - Huntingdon
Arrived on: 21-Jan-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Magical Mundulea

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.

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