Intimate bush camp in Zambia’s wild Lower Zambezi National Park
Old Mondoro is an intimate bush camp of only five chalets in Zambia’s wild Lower Zambezi National Park. Set on the banks of the Zambezi River in a rich wildlife area, this is a superb spot to become fully immersed in the daily goings on of the animal kingdom.
Superb wildlife viewing and excellent tiger fishing
On land, guests at Old Mondoro can explore the area on day and night wildlife drives and walking safaris. Venture out onto the water and you get a completely different perspective on canoe and river boat safaris. The wildlife is prolific, with regular sightings of lion, elephant, hippo, crocodile and a multitude of plains species. Tiger fishing is a seasonal speciality here, with August to November being prime months to target these ferocious fighting fish. The expert river guides have grown up here and know the Zambezi extremely well. They can take both experienced and novice anglers out on custom built 18’ pontoon boats for a morning or afternoon’s fishing. The guides will position to boat to allow you to get the right cast, which will usually be towards the bank, behind cover and structure, or in eddies and over sand bars and drop offs. Getting a tigerfish to strike is often the easier part, it’s setting the hook that can be tricky, getting them to stay hooked trickier still. On a good day an experienced fisherman might cast at 40+ fish with the most common size about three to five pounds. The camp record is just over 20lb.
Remote Zambia Safari Lodge
Old Mondro is a classic, remote bush camp with just five en-suite chalets. These romantic cottages contain double or twin beds and have expansive views over either the Zambezi River or the hyacinth-filled channel weaving through camp. Each has an outdoor bath which doubles as a plunge pool as well as a private deck which is a great spot to sit and relax. The open sided dining area overlooks the river with its complement of hippo and elephant.
Ideally located for superb sport fishing
Old Mondoro is set in a grove of acacia trees near the Chakwenga River confluence in the Lower Zambezi National Park. The camp is accessed by air and is roughly 35 minutes’ flying time from Lusaka. From the airstrip it is a wildlife drive into camp.