Old Mondoro Bushcamp

Reviews of Old Mondoro Bushcamp

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Below are independent comments from 69 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.
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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Mr M & Ms O from Kidderminster
Arrived on: 10-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Old Mondoro Bushcamp review

Top notch bush camp everything you could possibly want is available. Your wish is their command. Possibly one of the finest bush camps in Zambia.

Also the best place to see leopard (realise wildlife sigthings can be unpredictable) but we saw them on virtually every game drive.

Just for good measure we saw an Aardvark others saw 4 in one night!

Pangolins are around but you would have to be very lucky we were not!!

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Mr & Mrs B from Essex
Arrived on: 1-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Old Mondoro Bushcamp review

This was our last camp and possibly our favourite as it is very small and rustic and the animals were always around the camp.

Opening our door to confront an elephant who then walked around the back of our tent and investigated out outdoor bath is a brilliant experience.

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