Old Mondoro Bushcamp

Reviews of Old Mondoro Bushcamp

Excellent(99%) From 92 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 92 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 & Mrs W from Middlesex
Arrived on: 24-Oct-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Great safari lodge

This is a well run lodge, lovely views from the rooms,bar etc, and even the communal loo.

Fantastic food, friendly and informative staff and nothing is too much trouble for Michelle the owner to make your stay enjoyable.

Safari drives through pretty scenery with great sightings of wildlife including aardvarks which we had never seen before.

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Mrs K from Netherlands
Arrived on: 19-Oct-2018 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Absolute favourite.

This bushcamp, with only 4 chalets, is my favourite of this trip.

Chalet 1 and 2 overlooking the river. Chalet 3 and 4 overlooking a lagoon were animals come to drink and bathe. I stayed in chalet 3 (the best) and when I arrived elephants were blocking my door! What a welcome.

The guides are extremely good and they create a warm and relaxed atmosphere, that makes the gamedrives a real pleasure!!

There is plenty of game. I have had great wild moments in a beautiful environment. Also the food was very good.

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Mr A Freeman from UK
Arrived on: 22-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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A smaller , more " bush" version of Chiawa

All my comments re Chiawa apply to Old Mondoro.
OM is smaller and complements Chiawa as a perfect two camp experience.
Moving from one camp to the other takes about 1 hour along the Zambezi must be one of the best " hotel transfers" in the world.

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Mr +Mrs K from South Brent
Arrived on: 11-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Outstanding service, location and wildlife

On arrival, we found out that we should have been informed that our 4 days would be 2 days each in 2 different chalets. We had not been informed, so told Michele this was not acceptable to us. The matter was rapidly resolved and we were allocated an excellent chalet for all 4 days. This beginning was a perfect illustration of the fantastic service and care for residents at this camp. Any suggestions or requests were immediately attended to with consideration, sensitivity and a smile. There is a great sense of teamwork here, with no evidence of the hierarchy of staff present in some camps.

Particular mention goes to our game drive guide, Sebastian, river cruise guide, Trafford, trainee guide Samora, waiters Joel and Prosper, chefs Robert and Chris, who all helped to make this a very special stay. Managers, Michele and Reon, went way beyond any call of duty in chasing the camera phone lost in the bowels of Profilght. Even with their efforts, the phone did not arrive until just before we left, so they lent us a quality camera so we could take photos.

Our room was looking over the Zambezi with a lovely shaded veranda frequented by elephants all day. The Sitenje has views over the river and over the bush, so wherever you sit there is wildlife to see. The game drives and river cruises are varied so we were able to see plenty of different land and water based wildlife at all times. We came across 3 male lions with a buffalo kill, then the following day with a Kudu kill. They then joined with 3 females, one pregnant. We saw plenty of leopards including 2 young ones racing up and down a tree in play.

Robert and Chris provide outstanding food from their kitchen and were happy to show us their facilities. The food was varied, meat deliciously tender and cakes and desserts so delightful we ate far too much.

Overall, this was the best camp we have stayed in - a big thank you to the great team who work there.

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C Plowdog from Sydney
Arrived on: 5-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Old Mondoro Bushcamp review

Old Mondoro was well located especially for the elephants. The chalets are high quality.

The staff were very friendly and the the food was really nice. Our guides there (Sebastian and Marshal) were knowledgeable friendly and committed to us having a good time. This camp unlike the others had the guides sharing the guests. It worked out well as both guides were excellent but overall our preference is one guide for a visit.

We saw some excellent bird life and again the night drives were a highlight (including the Great Eagle Owl). It was pretty good to see a leopard on our initial drive into the camp from the airport.

Old Mondoro is a pretty flash camp.

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Mr & Mrs G from London
Arrived on: 31-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Old Mondoro Bushcamp review

Almost like a traditional bush camp but with comfort.

Very few visitors from other camps seen on drives.

Our first experience with a walking safari.

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Ms D from Ireland
Arrived on: 28-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Excellent stay at Old Mondoro Bushcamp

Absolutely loved this small camp (with 4 perfectly appointed tents ) and a fantastic welcoming team. Juliet, the guides and all the staff make you feel "at home" straight away. I was guided by James who never failed to be humorous.. The sightings were exceptional (on 2 game drives we saw 6 leopards and 2 aardvarks). Also had an informative bush walk in the morning, and on the next game drive, we saw lions chasing a leopard. I will definitely return and make sure to book early as I understand availability is already limited

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Mrs Bears from UK
Arrived on: 21-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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great camp

lovely staff, great wildlife, we had a marvellous time

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Mrs B from Oxfordhire
Arrived on: 21-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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A true bush camp

The high light of our visit. Every bit of our stay at Old Mondoro was excellent. Again the food was wonderful,
the organisation was slick, but not intrusive. Fantastic guiding, informative and at no time did you feel you
were being given a lecture.

The safety aspect was good, but not over the top.

This camp is for visitors who want to enjoy "real Zambia", not to be wrapped in glossy packaging.

I certainly intend to return!

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Mr & Mrs from UK
Arrived on: 26-Jun-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great two days

Chalet 4 was great. Beautiful view over watering hole with elephants seen everyday from our room. All rooms seemed to have a good view. Small, intimate and very private. Had bush camp feel but with very high standards without being too extravagant.


Staff all lovely, went the extra mile for our honeymoon. We hadn't seen any honey badgers or leopards so was thrilled to see these regularly on the night drive. With so few chalets and lots of staff often had a drive to yourself. Food really was excellent.


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