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

Mark & Madelein

Mark and Madelein have been involved in tourism and safari industry as a couple for the past 10 years and have worked in various lodges in Tanzania, Botswana and South Africa. Mark has had a love and passion for nature from a young age and thus studied Nature Conservation. Madelein studied Hotel Management and started her career in hotels, but fell in love with the tranquility of the bush. Their diverse background makes them a great asset to the Old Mondoro Team.

Safari Guides

Sebastian Sakala - Head 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 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 - 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.


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Special Occasions

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