Vundu Camp

Vundu Camp is a small tented bush lodge set in thick riverine woodland on the banks of the Zambezi River in the exclusive western side of Mana Pools National Park.

Vundu Camp is one of the few genuine ‘owner run’ camps left in Africa and will appeal to wildlife enthusiasts who wish to enjoy an in depth bush experience with great guiding and the chance to explore on foot. The camp itself is very comfortable while retaining an authentic bush feel. Owner Nick Murray is also passionate about wild dogs and has assisted wild dog research in Mana Pools for many years, so anyone with a special interest in these engaging predators would find it interesting to spend time with him. The ethos of the camp is to provide comfortable accommodation and good food, combined with a first class safari experience, and while Nick is not always in camp, the management team and professional guides provide personal hospitality and superb guiding.


Vundu Camp accommodates up to 18 guests in eight chalets built on to solid platforms and constructed of timber and canvas. The front of each chalet is floor to ceiling gauze making the most of…


Mana Pools National Park, a World Heritage Site, is a beautiful wilderness area, in northern Zimbabwe where the floodplains of the mighty Zambezi, wooded with acacia and mahogany trees…


Children six years and older are welcome, though a private vehicle needs to be booked (at extra cost) for families with children 12 years and under. Walking safaris will also not be possible for…

Conservation & community

Vundu Camps are operated under the name of Bushlife Safaris and Bushlife Conservancy is the funding partner, raising funds for conservation mainly in the Zambezi River Valley area…

Location Mana Pools National Park
Access Scheduled or charter flight to Mana West Airstrip (30 minute drive from camp)
Open May to November
Pricing £££££
Camp Style Tented Lodge
Focus Big game viewing / Photography / Guided walks
Children 6 + years (a private vehicle must be booked at extra cost for families with children under 12 years)
Activities Guided walks / canoeing / fishing / boating / game drives (night drives only on the concession)
Vehicles Open
Maximum Guests on Vehicle 9
Private Vehicle Options Yes (must be booked with children under 12 years)
Off-road Driving No
Number of Rooms 8 Chalets (including 1 two bedroom family unit)
Family Accommodation 1 two bedroom family unit
Bathroom Flush toilet / Plumbed basin / Plumbed shower (both indoor and outdoor bathrooms in each tent)
Power for charging In room
Lighting Generator and inverter 24hr
Hairdryer No
Heating/Cooling Standing fans
Room Safe No
Laundry Service Complimentary
Communication in room Whistle
Wi-Fi Communal areas
Mobile Reception No
Swimming No
Wellness In room massage
Dining Style Communal
Drinks Included House drinks only
Credit Cards Not accepted