The Team

The Team at Old Mondoro has been carefully selected and compiled for their skill, professionalism and enthusiasm to ensure all guests get the very best of Zambezi safari experiences

 

Management and Hosts 

Jonathan and Karen SpencerJonathan & Karen Spencer

Jonathan and Karen are your Old Mondoro hosts. They join us from South Africa, having spent the last eight years managing intimate luxury lodges. They are both utterly passionate about wildlife and the bush, with a very hands-on attitude.

 

With qualifications and experience in lodge management and guiding as well as other fields, including conservation, veterinary nursing, game farm management, guide training and food & beverage technology, they will certainly enhance your overall experience at Old Mondoro.

 

 

 

Safari Guides

 

Sebastian SakalaSebastian Sakala - Guide 

Sebastian is one of an exclusive club of guides in the Lower Zambezi that is licensed to carry out drives, walks and canoeing. Multi skilled and personable, Seb spent two seasons at Chiawa Camp before joining the Old Mondoro team where he will bring his welcome skill, choice and personality into the mix.

 

 

 
 

James MweembaJames Mweemba - Guide 

 

James has been guiding since 2009, he started working in safari camps as a waiter and then discovered his passion for the bush. His favourite activity is canoeing, he loves getting out on the water and his best sighting was spotting his very first Aardvark at Old Mondoro in his first month with us after working in the bush for 10 years.

He has since seen his first pangolin at Old Mondoro (during the day time!) which he had always hoped to see but never thought he would. His favourite animal is the leopard which means he is working at the right camp! And he really enjoys birding.

 

 

 

 

Marshal Karafa

Marshal Karafa - Guide 

 

Marshal was born on the banks of the Zambezi River, starting off as a barman and working his way up to canoeing and game drive guide.

 

He loves to travel and aside from being passionate about his profession, especially canoeing, he has been fortunate enough to travel around both Africa and Europe - his favourite travels to date took him tracking gorillas in Uganda.

Old Mondoro
Old Mondoro
An iconic bush camp - intimate and closer to nature
Old Mondoro - The Camp
Old Mondoro - The Camp
Reed & canvas chalets, close to nature but with all the comforts…
Guiding & Activities
Guiding & Activities
At Chiawa Camp and Old Mondoro it is all about the wildlife, the bush and the river...
Old Mondoro - Special Occasions
Old Mondoro - Special Occasions
Old Mondoro makes a wonderfully private & intimate retreat...
Cuisine
Cuisine
Chiawa Camp & Old Mondoro are renowned for its excellent cuisine...
Old Mondoro - Awards & Feedback
Old Mondoro - Awards & Feedback
See some of our reviews, awards and guest feedback...