Vundu Camp Mana Pools, Zimbabwe

Vundu’s location in Mana Pools National Park ensures exceptional wildlife viewing. Combine this with the credentials of Nick Murray who achieved his professional guide’s license in 1991 and canoe license in 1998 and you are guaranteed an action packed and fascinating stay, whether you get to see the honey badgers raiding the kitchen or the lions strolling through camp. Nick is currently furthering his zoology degree by studying the wild dogs in Mana Pools – this is a great place to see them. This rustic camp’s eight chalets include a family unit. Walking, canoeing and daylight game drives are offered while there is a fantastic ‘pan’ behind camp where animals come to drink. There are a pair of resident leopards as well as lions and elephants who are regular visitors to this area. Spending time observing the wild dogs and their complex hierarchical behaviour is a highlight.


Nick Murray recently appeared on Episode 4 of the BBC series Dynasties featuring Sir David Attenborough The episode called The Rebel focused on the wild dogs of Mana, in particular the story of Tait and her daughter Blacktip.

Nearby Attractions

Mana Pools National Park

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Vundu Camp
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Facilities

Each tent provides the following:

  • Great views looking out over the river
  • Twin beds
  • En-suite bathrooms with an indoor and outdoor shower and flush toilet
  • Fans to keep you cool
  • Outside seating area
  • Mosquito nets
  • Guest amenities
  • Full generator or invertor service

In addition to this the family chalet comes with two bedrooms, one twin and one double, which are both en-suite and are separated by a lounge area.

Main Lodge Area

The main lounge and dining area is elevated providing guests with picturesque views of the Zambezi River, making it the perfect place to unwind after a full day of activities and a chance to share your safari stories with other guests,  relax with a good book or enjoy a board game or two. With the lounge and dining area being open air guests can soak up the sounds of the bush and enjoy a gentle breeze passing through.

Activities

Your day at Vundu Camp begins with an early riser cup of tea or coffee around the fire, before you set off on your first activity. After a few exciting hours spent in the thick wilderness of the National Park, you will return to a full English breakfast and a chance to have a siesta or enjoy the sounds of the bush and view of the river from the comfort of your private terrace.

An al ’fresco lunch is served at 1pm where the chef will prepare a fresh feast for you. Afternoon tea and cake is served at 3pm where you will then head off to another activity. Dinner is served upstairs under the shaded riverine trees where a chandelier is set up, which paired with the bright shining stars, create the perfect out of Africa ambience.

Activities

We offer a wide range of activities that may be enjoyed in the morning and afternoon:

  • Game drives in an open sided four-wheel drive vehicle
  • Nature walks with a professional guide – Mana Pools is one of Africa’s best parks for walking (children policy is 12 years and above)
  • Canoeing down the Zambezi River which is a rare opportunity to experience game viewing from a different perspective – a truly memorable experience. (children policy is 12 years and above)
  • Excellent fishing off the banks of the Zambezi River
  • Bird watching – with its stunning location on the Zambezi River and the shady riparian forest, birdwatchers will be in heaven here!

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