Elephants wander through Old Mondoro camp in ZambiaElephants wander through Old Mondoro camp in Zambia

Old Mondoro

From: $960.00

Old Mondoro is one of the top walking safari destinations in Africa. Just four chalets rest on the banks of the Zambezi with a constant stream of wildlife through the camp. A family chalet makes the camp perfect for first time Africa lovers. With rustic and luxurious chalets the real Africa is in the Lower Zambezi.


Old Mondoro

Lower Zambezi National Park

Old Mondoro has taken it’s name from the Shona word for Lion. The camp has been owned and operated by the Cummings family for many years alongside Chiawa Camp. The camp is quite minimalist in it’s design and lends a feeling of complete isolation. Tucked into a remote corner of the Park Old Mondoro has vast views of the reed beds and feeding Elephants are regular visitors.


With just four bush chalets, Old Mondoro has been created as an intimate bush camp in a secluded part of the park. Reed walls have been constructed on three sides of each chalet with the front open and allowing for stunning views over the reed beds. Two of the chalets overlook the Zambezi river, the third overlooks a small waterhole and the fourth has views of both.

The interiors are simplistic yet very comfortable. En suite bathrooms have outdoor showers and a stone bath set under an umbrella. One of the chalets also has a second bedroom which is ideal for families.

Safari Activities

The riverbanks on this stretch of the Zambezi are dense with Winterthorn trees and with little undergrowth gives a spacious feeling to the area. Old Mondoro is well known to be one of the top three locations in Africa for walking safaris. Besides walking the camp also offers daily game drives and night drives.

This part of the Lower Zambezi is incredibly rich in wildlife sightings. Whether from your deck or on drive the sightings and interactions are quite astonishing. Mating Lions, Elephants reach up to seed pods on two feet, Leopards walk casually past.

Read our Country Information for travel advice to Zambia.

If you are in search of a spectacular safari to Africa then Old Mondoro is your destination. Spend three days here and a further three at Chiawa Camp or Sausage Tree Camp.

If you’re in search of a personal interaction with Elephants then consider Abu Camp in the Okavango Delta. If the Kafue is your choice of African safari destination then explore Nanzhila Plains Camp.

Conservation Lower Zambezi are at the forefront in protecting this unique destination.

How to Get There

Fly In

Fly into Lusaka with Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines or Kenya Airways.

On arrival in Lusaka you will be met by your safari representative who will assist you onto a light aircraft bound for the Lower Zambezi.

ProFlight currently handles all domestic air travel within Zambia and offers cost effective and convenient flights around the country.

Chiawa Camp and Old Mondoro are most easily accessed by air, via Royal Airstrip and Jeki Airstrip respectively, from Lusaka (35 minutes), from Livingstone (90 minutes via Lusaka) and Mfuwe (90 minutes via Lusaka) in light aircraft.

For domestic flights and ground arrangements get in touch with us for assistance.



  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Local brand drinks
  • VAT
  • Airstrip transfers
  • Morning and afternoon game drives
  • Night drives
  • Walking safaris
  • Canoe trips
  • Casual angling
  • Daily laundry


  • $110 pppn Tourism Levy/Park/Conservation/Community Fees
  • Air/river transfers to/from the Lower Zambezi & South Luangwa
  • Transfers to/from other camps (quotes upon application)
  • Park Angling Permits
  • Private guiding
  • Gratuities
  • Lost/broken fishing tackle
  • Airport Departure Taxes
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance

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