OverviewMpala Jena Camp is an exclusive tented camp located on a private concession within Zambezi National Park in the Victoria Falls area in northwest Zimbabwe. The camp is named, Mpala Jena (translation: “White Impala”), after the natural spring line, which runs through the center of the concession and attracts an abundance of wildlife throughout the year. Overlooking a scenic and serene stretch of the Zambezi River shoreline, four canvas guest tents with Moroccan-style décor rest under the dappled shade of a variety of indigenous trees. Mpala Jena Camp is designed as one of the area’s most environmentally innovative camps with its use of only recycled hardwoods and canvas in its construction, and all of its electricity supplied by the property’s solar farm. The park hosts a healthy and ever-increasing number of wildlife species, including buffalo and elephant, and is a bird watcher’s paradise. In-camp excursions include vehicle safaris, walking safaris, fishing, canoeing and boat cruises. For the ultimate jungle adventure, nearby activities include river rafting, flight-seeing helicopter tours; elephant ride safaris, bungee jumping and canyon swinging.
AccommodationsSet under beige, flowing canvas, with canopy ceilings and open (yet netted) views of the river, four guest tents are dotted along the camp. With Moroccan influences throughout the décor, each tent has a small lounge area, en-suite bathroom with deep soaking tub, indoor shower, separate loo and double basins. In front of the tent leads to a private plunge pool with views of the calming and peaceful flowing waters of the Zambezi River. An additional guide’s tent as required. Children from 6 years are welcome.
•Wildlife viewing activities
•Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (excluding champagne)
•Return Victoria Falls International Airport transfers which may be a combination of road and boat transfers or purely road transfers. Transfers by helicopter from Victoria Falls Town is at an additional cost*.
Activities•Early morning and late afternoon game viewing in a private open 4×4 vehicle
•One return road transfer to Victoria Falls town
•One entrance ticket to see the Victoria Falls per guest’s stay on a self-guided basis
•Boat-based activities on the Zambezi River water levels permitting
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Victoria Falls Airport (VFA) or Livingston Airport (LVI)
Set in the sprawling Zambezi National Park along the Zambezi river just upstream from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Guests can arrive from Victoria Falls Airport or Livingstone Airport also known as Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport. Arrival from Kazangula Border Post: •Road Transfer conducted along the Kazangula road (40 mins) and then a safari drive through the Zambezi National Park (An estimated 30 to 45 minutes).