Operated by Chiawa Safaris this small camp has long been one of the most popular in the area and it is often hard to find availability. There are 5 modestly-sized rooms with reed walls interspersed with canvass panels, they are open-fronted with small verandas and the bathrooms to the side are open-air and also have great views.
In many respects the area surrounding camp is more aesthetic than those further to the west around Chiawa and Sausage Tree and the game-viewing is typically very good. Whilst I usually regard the Lower Zambezi as a single camp destination because of the similar habitats throughout the Valley, if one were looking for a longer stay this camp would typically combine well with one of the larger more ‘lodge-style’ camps because of the variation one would encounter in the camps themselves.
Old Mondoro opens at the start of May and runs until the middle of November, activities as with most other camps in the area are varied, drives, walks, canoe and boat trips are all offered. Jeki is the closest airstrip and the transfer from there will take about 30 minutes.