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Vundu Camp and its eight thatched chalets are positioned just a few metres back from the banks of the Zambezi River in the heart of Mana Pools National Park.

Each of the chalets consist of permanent canvas under thatch and provides spacious, comfortable accommodation - an ideal base for exploring the rich wildlife of the surrounding national park. Chalets have a terrace overlooking the river where you can sit and relax after a day of game drives to watch passing wildlife, including impala, warthog and elephants. The main lodge, where the lounge and dining area is housed, is in an elevated position to provide more picturesque views of the Zambezi River.

Other wildlife viewing opportunities can include sightings of a pair of resident leopards, along with wild dogs which have been seen building a den close to Vundu Camp on numerous occasions. Behind the camp is a pan where elephants are known to visit for a mud bath. Activities provided by Vundu Camp offer a variety ways to view wildlife with open sided vehicle safaris, nature walks and canoeing safaris along the river.

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  • Available*: May-Nov * The dates shown are when the accommodation is generally available. Please enquire for specific availability.

Wildlife trips

This accommodation is featured in the following itinerary:

Mana Pools: Wild Dogs & Elephants Photography

Join us for a unique safari for close encounters and unrivalled photographic opportunities of the wild dogs and bull elephants of Mana Pools National Park. Accompanied by wildlife photographer Bret Charman, you will also view the majestic Victoria Falls as part of this Zimbabwean adventure.

  • When to go: Nov
  • Duration inc. flights: 11 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £8,795 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour
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Mana Pools National Park

This UNESCO World Heritage Site beside the Zambezi has fine views towards Zambia’s Lower Zambezi and the Rift Valley escarpment. Its woodland and open plains contain a huge variety of wildlife, including large herds of elephant. It is famed for walking and canoe safaris, and offers a secluded experience.

  • Where: Mashonaland West Province
  • Ideal for viewing: Cape buffalo, African elephant, lion, Nile crocodile, roan
  • Excellent for: Walking safaris, Vehicle safaris, River safaris