Old Mondoro Bushcamp

Reviews of Old Mondoro Bushcamp

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Below are independent comments from 97 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 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 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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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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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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Mr & Mrs M from Bath
Arrived on: 18-Jun-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Beautiful Setting at Old Mondoro

Loved the rustic accommodation and the beautiful setting next to the Zambezi.

The canoe safari is a bit scary - but a definite must do! With boat trips, canoe safaris, walking safari and night and day safaris in the 4x4 there's a great range of activities. However, while we saw lions, leopard and some great bull elephant action, the range and quantity of wildlife was quite restricted relative to our earlier camps in South Luangwa. I guess this is partly an early season issue.

Guiding was generally good - great canoe and walking safari with James - but we would have preferred to have a single guide for our stay and the stronger relationship this permits.

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Mr & Mrs K from Maidstone
Arrived on: 1-Nov-2017 Stayed for: 5 nights
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Old Mondoro Bushcamp review

We visited after Amanzi and found ourselves now more in the traditional bushcamp of earlier years but nevertheless with excellent comfort and facilities.
A high level of service and attention to needs and they created an activity program to meet specific client needs.
Like Amanzi (see previous) being a small camp of 4 tents this enables a very personalised safari experience to be achieved.
The camp is located more centrally in their traversing area and this enables different terrains to be experienced and the animals which locate in these different environments are more varied.
Game viewing was good and we achieved excellent photographs. There were large numbers of elephants, buffalo, waterbuck and impala, but we would have liked to see a greater variety of animals - we were told some had dispersed to the hills and further areas away from the river areas. Good leopard sightings but lions are a bit scarce at current times due to a higher proportion of males present and this has led to the females keeping a low profile to try to keep their cubs safe.

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Mr D from Witney
Arrived on: 29-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Elephants Galore!

The transfer to Old Mondoro was by boat and luckily the river was fairly quiet so we had good views of the birds and other wildlife along the banks. The camp itself was a delight and the position of our 'bungalow' (No3) was ideal for watching everything come down to drink each day. We had never seen so many elephants together and Judy was in heaven! Some shook the trees right beside No 3 and then hoovered up all the seed pods that fell down, including those in our outdoor bath and on the roof - coming right up to our veranda to get at them all!

The game drives were less spectacular than elsewhere but we did see lions, hundreds of elephants, buffalo and hyena but very few leopard. The camp has a policy of using red lights only for the majority of its night drives with a weak white light when animals are close by.

Even with very capable modern cameras this limits the opportunities for photographs, which was disappointing to say the least as this was a prime reason for the trip. Perhaps I missed it in the brochure because it would definitely have influenced my choice of camp.

The manager, Michelle, and her staff Reon, Sebastien and Marshall were excellent and good company during our time in camp.

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Mrs J from London
Arrived on: 15-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Old Mondoro Bushcamp review

Wonderful camp----very remote and just what we love

Staff were wonderful, as were the guides

Room 4 was wonderful---thank you, Freddie for suggesting that we request this room----the best, and superb for photography---it was like our own personal Watering Hole!

Michel and Roen were great hosts, and gave us a private dinner on our own verandah on one night----such a wonderful surprise

All meals were great and the food was very good

We loved the camp fire at breakfast, + at pre dinner for drinks and after dinner for drinks---if one wanted to stay up a bit: this was great for chatting to fellow guests and getting to know them and to experience activities of the day

We loved the very smart "dinner party" table, beautifully laid and completely outside----magical

Cannot think of anything to improve this camp----except for one very small thing---could they please provide tea and coffee in the rooms at wake-up time---as Chiawa did, and many other camps do

ONE BIG REQUEST: please do not let them get any larger----small is very definitely beautiful!!!

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Ms G & Mr D from Middlesex
Arrived on: 25-Aug-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Old Mondoro - a memorable safari bushcamp

This was our 13th safari to Southern Africa, but our first camp after a 10 year break. Our hopes were high, but our expectations for Old Mondoro were surpassed.
The rooms were rustic in look but showed a great attention to detail in the layout and contents. Plus the bath with a view was the icing on the cake.
The location is excellent with the main area looking out onto the Zambezi and the rooms on to a creek off the main river. This creek is full of activity. One day we counted 34 elephants drinking, having mud baths or just socialising. There were also visits from baboons, warthogs, impala and waterbuck. It was much too interesting to have a siesta.
We arrived by plane at Jeki airport and the game drive started there - we were immediately greeted by 3 rollers performing and our drive to camp included a lioness and a leopard in a tree. During our stay we had 3 more daylight sightings of leopards. the activities are varied and we particularly enjoyed our walk with James and a spot of fishing on the Zambezi. A small downside on the drives is that some of the roads are corrugated and can be a bit uncomfortable if driving fast.
We loved our stay and if we go on another safari this would be on the list to visit again

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