Old Mondoro

Lower Zambezi, Zambia

Old Mondoro

Old Mondoro is a lovely family-run bush camp. It has just four guest tents set in a remote region of the Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia.

Old Mondoro is a tiny family-owned bush camp positioned on the banks of the Zambezi River, in a remote region of the Lower Zambezi National Park. A relatively simple, unpretentious camp, Old Mondoro has built up its reputation based on the generous service and hospitality offered by its hosts, the Cumings family, as well as its top guiding. The camp is open for only part of the year, between May and October, and accommodates only a very small number of guests in its four chalets.

Old Mondoro has the advantage of a great location, under the shade of winter thorn and kigelia trees on the banks of the Zambezi, from where it overlooks a maze of channels and islands. The surrounding wilderness consists of vast plains and woodland, and is rich in game including buffalo, hippo, elephant, leopard and lion (the word 'mondoro' means lion in the Shona language). 4x4 game drives, boat safaris and guided walks are all possible from Old Mondoro, ensuring a varied game-viewing experience. The emphasis is generally on non-motorised activities, with the walking safaris a particular highlight.


Old Mondoro is certainly exclusive, with room for only eight guests. Its four tented chalets are built on stone platforms and enclosed within reed walls. They open at the front onto wooden decks overlooking either the river or lagoon. Inside the rooms are comfortably furnished with large beds draped in mosquito nets, coffee table and ample storage space. All rooms have electric lighting and running hot water. The bathrooms are beautiful, featuring al fresco showers and natural stone baths with dramatic views.


Lovely home-cooked meals are prepared in Old Mondoro's "bush kitchen", including freshly baked bread prepared daily. The day starts with a very light meal of porridge and cereals served around the campfire, followed by a hearty buffet brunch on your return from the morning game activities. Four-course dinners are served around a communal dining table each evening.


- Day and night game drives
- Bush walks
- River safaris
- Canoeing
- Fishing

Child Policy

Old Mondoro accepts children over the age of eight.

As the camp is open and exposed, we wouldn't recommend Old Mondoro for families with young children.

Children under the age of twelve cannot join walking or canoe safaris, but are welcome to join game drives.