Constructed beneath a large grove of winterthorn trees, Old Mondoro Bush Camp is situated in the eastern section of Lower Zambezi National Park.
Accommodations at the camp consist of four canvas chalets on stilts. Reed walls enclose them on three sides while the front is only waist-high to allow guests to take in the great views. Each chalet has either two single beds or one small double bed. They also offer hanging space for clothes, a coffee table, and canvas director’s chairs. The toilet and wash area are separate from an open-air shower, and the huge stone bath has wonderful views. Newly added amenities are hot water and electric lighting.
The camp takes its name from the local Shona term for lion which there are a lot of in the Lower Zambezi National Park. The 2,542-square mile Park is set on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River and encompasses a diverse range of topography from the rugged escarpment to the north, the Zambezi River and its numerous islands, to the lagoons and floodplains which attract most of the animals. Approximately 50 mammal species and 400 bird species live in the park including one of Africa’s healthiest elephant populations, vast herds of buffalo, prides of lion, leopards, hyenas, jackals, hippos, crocodile, zebra, and antelope. The area is relatively unspoiled as it is new to tourism.