Vundu Camp has eight chalets, canvas under thatch, situated on the banks of the Zambezi River in the magnificent Mana Pools National Park. Each spacious room provides great views over the river and is en-suite with running shower and flush toilet. The family room consists of two rooms, both en-suite, separated by a lounge area. The main lounge/dining area is built on stilts and gives guests amazing views over the Zambezi River whilst relaxing after the day’s activities.
We offer a choice of game drives in open sided four-wheel drive vehicles, each with roof to shade guests from the sun, nature walks with a professional guide or a morning/afternoon spent canoeing, the opportunity to spend time on the water canoeing down the Zambezi is a rare opportunity to experience game viewing from an entirely different view point – a real highlight as it is a unique activity and not many Parks offer the opportunity.
The area is teaming with wildlife, with a pair of resident leopards, lion and the distinct sound of their calls most nights, and elephants visiting to feed on the thick vegetation in camp and to have a mud bath in the pan behind camp. Mana Pools has a healthy population of wild dogs, which are the most endangered of the carnivores in Africa.
Little Vundu Tented Camp is a personal and intimate semi-permanent camp situated 3km upstream from Vundu, making it well located within the boundaries of the Park on the banks on the Zambezi.
Little Vundu is designed for those looking for a bit of adventure with a traditional tented camp safari experience, or to book out a camp exclusively
The camp has recently undergone a full refurbishment with new and spacious canvas tents, sized at 6m x 5m, each with twin beds with mosquito nets, a fan, an outside seating area. Each tent has an open-air, en-suite bathroom witha flush toilet and a shower.
The main lodge offers wholesome, healthy breakfasts and alfresco lunches, served in an open-air dining room. Dinners are exceptional as they are served under a canvas of stars, where after enjoying delicious food prepared by a private chef, guests can relax with a nightcap and listen to the sounds of the wild.
The camp is very active with animals, with elephants coming down to drink and feed on the green grass along the channel in front of camp. Little Vundu has excellent fishing right off the banks at camp.
Vundu Camp and Little Vundu are part of the Bushlife Safaris portfolio in Mana Pools, which includes Ruwesi Canoe Trails on the Zambezi River and Chitake mobile tented camp.
Underlying these operations is the Bushlife Support Unit, which unites operators, guides and conservation groups in Mana Pools to work with the authorities in stopping the poaching of wildlife and protecting this wonderful National Park and World Heritage Site for future generations.