We are justly proud of our guiding team that has twice won “Best Guiding Team in Africa”, as voted for by an independent panel of international safari tourism specialists. Our team receives regular refresher courses and uptraining in all disciplines as we firmly believe that guiding is paramount to a safe and enjoyable safari.
Private Guiding is available at a surcharge and by prior arrangement for Game Drives and Fishing however we only recommend this for those who do not wish to share their activities with others.
The guides are super knowledgeable, management is sharp, the staff is incredibly responsive and sweet, the cabins are well designed, and the river element offers something very unique - fishing for Tigers, elephants swimming, sunset cruises, crocs and hippos, etc. I could go on...tell your outfitter to include this property!
The best camps are those with the best guides and Chiawa has some of the best in Southern Africa.
Guides here all seemed to have the most amazing tracking skills and could track anything. We had a double sighting of leopard with 2 very young cubs plus a pride of 5 lions plus tracked 2 male lions and many elephant and buffalo.
If you are looking for a unique and remote camp with top quality guiding you will love Old Mondoro.
I appreciated the guides’ respect toward the wildlife. We were close to so many animals, but not so close as to disturb them. Wonderful photo opportunities with minimal interference which meant we could observe their natural habits.