The effortless and grounded luxury that Chiawa Safaris is known for, is right here at Old Mondoro. An intimate camp of only 5 chalets, the concept of this camp is simple – to provide guests with an authentic and unedited Zambian safari, providing a “back to the bush” atmosphere that centralizes on the wildlife and wilderness experience. That disconnects you from the internet and reconnects you with nature, yourself, and your loved ones.

A destination in itself, Old Mondoro is owned and operated by the Cumings family of the pioneer Chiawa Camp, which boasts enhanced luxuries and bush-sophistication, making a combination safari of these two camps a most rewarding visit to the Lower Zambezi.

Live amongst giants under towering winterthorn trees.

Incredible wildlife encounters at this quintessential safari camp are those only found in your wildest dreams. Under the canopy of winterthorn trees and bordering the mighty Zambezi river, wild animals are part of the camp, sharing in your daily routine. Big cat sightings (some of the most prolific leopard sightings to be had in Africa) with the magic of the water providing island-hopping buffalo and elephant, as well as an extreme concentration of hippo.

“Mondoro” in Goba language means Lion. The camp name honours a mythical white lion that used to prowl nearby – although “Old Mondoro” is long gone, his descendants still roam the wilderness of the Lower Zambezi, wild and free.

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Old Mondoro epitomises the true African bush camp - we will certainly return to this little slice of paradise.

It is billed as a bush camp but make no mistake, this is a place of the ultimate luxury in today's world--the luxury of true peace and quiet (unless you call the sounds of nature inches from where you sleep noisy).

Anyone interested in a great safari experience should visit Old Mondoro - you won't be disappointed!

What an excellent experience! Living proof that a simple, deep bush safari can be delivered with great quality and style. Management was visible in every aspect of the camp.

This was our third trip to Old Mondoro. While we were there, almost all of the other guests were also repeat visitors. We stayed for five nights and would have loved to stay longer. All of the guests had been to Africa many times (10 times for us), and none of us can get enough of Old Mondoro.


Live amongst giants in an untouched wilderness.


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