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Vundu Camp

Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe

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Mana Pools National Park



Vundu  Camp

Vundu Camp is situated in the heart of the Mana Pools National Park along the banks of the great Zambezi River. Mana was rated in 2009 as the 4th most beautiful Park in the world by National Geographic .The camp itself is nestled amongst a grove of beautiful rivirine forest, including trees such as huge old zambezi figs, ebonys, raintrees, wild mangoes and tamarinds.

Vundu Tented Camp is situated in the heart of the Mana Pools National Park; a World Heritage site renowned for its abundance and incredible wildlife and remarkable natural beauty. Vundu Tented Camp offers traditional safari tents in a remote area on the banks of the game rich Zambezi River.

Vundu Tented Camp offers traditional walk-in tents with en-suite facilities, flush toilets and hot bucket showers. The camp facilities are basic yet comfortable and offer guests an authentic safari experience. The camp is situated in a grove of riverine trees along the banks of the Zambezi River.

Room Types

In 2008 we constructed the main lodge area and in 2009 we built the chalets , canvas under thatch , of which there are eight . One is a family room with a double bed , en suite , separated by a lounge area from the other room with twin beds ,   one is a honeymoon suite , the others are large spacious rooms with twin beds . 

Vundu Camp - Chalets    

The chalets are  canvas under thatch, of which there are seven . One is a family room with four beds and one is a honeymoon suite , the others are large spacious rooms with twin beds 

  • All rooms have a view of the Zambezi river
  • Beautiful pan behind camp where guests can relax during the day and watch animals come to drink
  • Ideal for guests looking for adventure



Vundu Camp Facilities

The camp is situated in a grove of riverine trees along the banks of the Zambezi River. The dining room is situated on a patch of sand underneath the branches of a tamarind tree, just a few feet away from the river. 

  Vundu Dining Area

The camp offers gourmet meals prepared by a talented chef accompanied by fine wines.






Things to do at Vundu Camp

This park is famous for offering some of the best walking and canoe safaris. Close up encounters with wildlife are frequent and recommended for the more adventurous guest. The park is situated in the North of Zimbabwe on the Zambezi River and consists of 450 square km of diverse vegetation and teeming with wild life. Guests can expect to see elephant, buffalo, lion, wild dog, eland, kudu, waterbuck as well as a multitude of general game including over 350 species of birds.

Game Drives

A typical day at Vundu is started with a cup of coffee and a light breakfast before heading out in the Land Rover . We use the vehicles to get to a predestined area for a walk , or until we cross fresh tracks of something interesting  which we can follow on foot ; maybe lions , wild dogs , a large herd of buffalo or walk up to some of the big old elephant bulls which Mana is so well known for . After our morning activities we head back to Vundu for lunch , followed by a short siesta . Aftrenoon tea is follwed by canoeing on the river for those who choose to , or another walk/drive .

Canoeing Safari  

Canoeing is certainly a highlight as it is a unique activity and not many Parks offer the opportunity , especially not with the abundance of wildlife as in Mana .Canoeing is certainly a highlight as it is a unique activity and not many Parks offer the oppotunity , especially not with the abundance of wild life as in Mana . Canoeing is a unique experience unlike any other. Easy paddling , no canoe experience is necessary. We will be exploring the narrow channels and open water game viewing along the way. Paddling up to Elephants, Buffalo, hippos and numerous birds’ that live on the banks and feed in the water.

Walking Safaris 

As at Vundu we do game walks from camp in the mornings and afternoon canoeing . We also go out for the day taking packed lunches to be had whilst overlooking  a pan on a day vehicle/walk safari or on the river .





Wildlife In Mana Pools 

Mana Pools National Park lies at the heart of the of the Zambezi valley, where the Zambezi river meanders to the Mozambique border. It is a remote, beautiful, place with spectacular views of the broad river, floodplains, riverine woodland and mountains of the Rift Valley escarpment. This stretch of the Zambezi river is known for its four main pools (after which the park is named: 'mana' means 'four' in Shona) - Main, Chine, Long and Chisambuk - remnants of channels of the river that stopped flowing years ago. These and smaller seasonal pools dotted further inland hold water all year round, drawing all manner of wildlife and waterfowl during the dry season. The mana trees that characterise the floodplain shed their protein-rich pods during this time, providing vital sustenance for many species, particularly elephants. Wildlife viewing is excellent, with large concentrations of buffaloes and elephants along the river's edges, while predators such as lions, wild dogs and leopards are often sighted. Kudu, zebras, impalas and waterbucks feed on the surrounding plains and the grunting of hippos can be heard all day. Birdlife is superb, for both woodland and riverine species, with numerous local specials such as black-throated wattle-eye red-necked falcons and eastern nectars.

Vundu Camp Rates

Our fully inclusive rates are not just about the level of accommodation or the thread count of the linen. They encompass elements that cannot be counted or measured, such as exclusive access to Africa’s best wildlife areas. This creates a unique sense of seclusion, comfort, privacy and space. In turn, your presence helps us in the conservation of these areas.

Vundu Camp can be booked on a fully-inclusive basis.

Our rates include:

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Twice daily scheduled camp activities
  • Park fees
  • All local drinks
  • Laundry

Our rates exclude:

  • Premium imported drinks
  • Champagne
  • Transfers to camp




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