Old Mondoro Bushcamp

Reviews of Old Mondoro Bushcamp

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Below are independent comments from 71 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.
Mr&MrsJ. from Rugby
Arrived on: 1-May-2016 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Wonderful Safari at Old Modoro

A truly wonderful experience ,a leopard on the journey in and one when we left

Game drives and walk,s excellent guides very knowledgeable.

Sundowner,s drifting down the river unforgetable

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Mr & Mrs S from Warwickshire
Arrived on: 1-May-2016 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Old Mondoro - return after 11 years

We ended our holiday with 4 nights at Old Mondoro where we spent 2 magical nights in 2005. We were not disappointed by our return trip. Although it does not feel quite as 'remote' as before (because of updated facilities) the location remains stunning. The rooms and catering are excellent.

Our game viewing started in spectacular style on the transfer in from the airstrip when James spotted a female leopard lounging on a branch. When we thought she was going to leave she simply turned around and presented us with her other side. Later during our visit we were treated to a similar sighting of a very relaxed male leopard.

As well as walks and game drives we took a river trip and had great views of elephants crossing and playing in the water. There is much to be seen while in the camp with animals and birds passing through and enjoying the lagoon.

Old Mondoro is still a very special place to stay.

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The Sand Martins from Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 1-Oct-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Elephants at Old Mondoro

This is a wonderful, intimate, bush camp with just four tents. We stayed in the same tent that we stayed in five years ago.

The pods of the acacia tree overhanging the tent are an irresistible attraction for elephants, so we experienced some splendid close encounters. Old Mondoro has excellent guides and, like Chiawa, offers a wide range of land and water-based activities. Drifting down the Zambezi at sunset is idyllic.

Compared to Chiawa, there are more open plains which make spotting easier in some respects.

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Mr & Mrs M from Reading
Arrived on: 13-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Old Mondoro Bushcamp review

The best of the four camps we stayed in. Incredible opportunity to get close to wild elephants with the two 'residents' Cheeky and Midget regularly two or three feet from the main terrace or the front of the chalet where we were standing. On the last day we had 8/10 elephants in the centre of the camp including a huge bull shaking the Winterthorn trees to bring down the pods they were eating.

Made very welcome by the managers Pam and Ryan and their team. Good food, good guiding and a wide range of activities, all very well organised.

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Ms W & Mr W - Kent and New York
Arrived on: 10-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Old Mondoro Bushcamp review

What a perfect place in which to end our safari! The camp was everything we'd hoped and more - right on the water's edge, with lions in view and ellies frequent visitors. The game drives urned up multiple sightings of all Zambezi's big game and small and the boat rides took us close to crocs, hippos and a wealth of colorful birdlife.

The camp itself was perfect - small and comfortable, with spectacular water views right from our bed. Ryan and Pam were terrific hosts - organizing everything from a surprise bush brunch with ellies to an amazing birthday cake for Peter. The food was excellent and the guiding unbeatable.

This is the other camp we'd love to return to.

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Mr & Mrs R - Aberdeen
Arrived on: 24-Jun-2015 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Mondoro is still our favourite camp in Zambia

This was our third visit to Old Mondoro and it lived up to our very high expectations. We travelled in June on this trip and expected to see less animals but we still saw a lot including lion with young cubs and leopard.

The guiding (Sebastian, Joseph, Johan and Reuben) was excellent on drives and walks. We enjoyed our boat and canoe activities as much as ever.

We were well looked after by Pam and Ryan

We will return

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Mr H - Switzerland
Arrived on: 20-Jun-2015 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Old Mondoro Bushcamp review

Wonderful "Bushcamp" (Luxury in my eyes), very nice setting and completely different terrain with the Jeki Plains etc. compared to Chiawa and Camps more uptstream the Zambezi.

Wonderful stay and fanatastic Host and Room No. 3 as well. View from the bed upstream the Zambezi! Fantastic!

4 Nights stay and 6x Leopard sightings! A Place to go back!

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Mr J. from Thailand
Arrived on: 5-Jun-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Heaven on the Zambezi!

Now THIS is what a bushcamp should be! Old Mondoro ticks all of the boxes -- beautiful chalets that offer the perfect balance between "rustic" and "luxury" (and stunningly located mere meters from the river); great food; superb, yet refined and relaxed, service; wonderful activities with excellent guiding; and the exclusivity of a small camp.

The other two parties occupying camp when I arrived were multiple-repeat customers (one couple was on, I think, their fifteenth annual visit to Old Mondoro!), and I can certainly understand why. I would return here in a heartbeat, and not hesitate to recommend it to friends and family looking for a high-quality safari in a stunning setting.

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Mr and Mrs F - Devon
Arrived on: 10-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Old Mondoro Bushcamp review

Highly recommended. Small, intimate and wonderful hosts.

Food , given location and facilities , was outstanding ...........homemade mango icecream was to die for.

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Mr M & Ms O from Kidderminster
Arrived on: 19-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Old Mondoro Bushcamp review

As before because we stayed at this camp twice

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