The route to Old Mondoro makes you realise just how remote the place is, a beautiful trip in a small six seater plane takes you to Jeki Airstrip, a small dirt runway seemingly in the middle of nowhere. From there we were taken by jeep to the camp, where Michaela and Jason welcomed us and we were introduced to our room.
The room was spectacular. It overlooked the Zambezi river and just after we arrived we watched the sunset on the horizon whilst being serenaded by the hippos in the water. The balcony made for a great viewing spot (there was a constant line of hippos and elephants, one elephant even came right up to the balcony and gave us a good looking over) and the daybed there made for very comfortable siestas in the following afternoons.
The room itself was really nicely put together and had plenty of space for the two of us, and the outdoor bathroom (with a bath overlooking the river) was fantastic, with hot and cold water available at all times. The laundry service was also much appreciated, with clothes returned ironed and folded the same day they were picked up.
Michaela and Jason, along with the entire staff, looked after us exceedingly well, and the meals were all superb. As it was our honeymoon we were surprised by a private dinner on our balcony one night, with bubbles and wine thrown in, which was a really nice touch.
During our stay we went on walking safaris, game drives, a river cruise and a canoe safari. Having access to the river doubles the amount of activities you can do. We saw a wealth of hippos, lots of elephants, crocodiles, lions with their cubs, a male lion with a number of porcupine quills sticking out of his face, a couple of porcupines themselves, a leopard arguing with baboons in a tree, zebras, a myriad of antelope, huge herds of buffalo, a few solitary hyenas, a jackal, plenty of civets and genets, and a lot more I probably can't recall now. It was an unforgettable time in a spectacular place.
- Also Known As:
- Old Mondoro Bush Camp Zambia/Lower Zambezi National Park