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Old Mondoro

Vintage A lodge or tented camp with very good food and service, and many have swimming pools. The rooms/tents are of good size but perhaps not as large as "Classic" properties. Facilities could be "Classic," but located in a sub-standard game viewing area.

Old Mondoro is a tented bush camp, on the banks of the Zambezi, deep inside Lower Zambezi National Park and 18 miles downstream from Chiawa Camp. Constructed of natural materials and canvas, the eight tents offer an open-feeling, natural lighting, mosquito netting, Egyptian cotton linens, en suite flush toilets, in-door and out-door showers and a large “splash tub” on the outdoor deck overlooking the Zambezi River. The emphasis is on walking, canoeing, limited game drives and catch and release fishing.

Traveler Feedback

This was our 5th trip with The AAC and it was our best trip ever.  It turned out to be an amazing adventure.  By the second or third day we felt the trip was totally worthwhile even if we saw or experienced nothing more.  And then it continued to be amazing.  There was no let up and no day ever came close to being uneventful.

The location of Old Mondoro is spectacular and beautiful.  Room views look out over the Zambezi or a lagoon with elephants eating and bathing.  A wooded area is behind the camp.  There are excellent opportunities for water activities here.  We had 6 leopard sightings in the area.  Four of them were in a one night drive within about an hour’s time.  One very large male leopard briefly focused his attention on us and let us know in no uncertain terms we were annoying him.  We moved on to more relaxed leopards!  We were particularly impressed with local guide Sebastian who tracked and spotted an almost invisible leopard in a dense tree.  In general he displayed a very relaxed easygoing confidence in everything he did.

What a great trip, what a great adventure and experience!  Thank you so much!

Dave, Lugena and Michelle Wahlquist

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