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Vundu Camp is privately owned by Nick Murray who over a two-year period hosted and guided the BBC team who shot the wild dog episode for Sir David Attenborough’s Dynasty series. 

Vundu Camp is situated in the heart of the Mana Pools National Park along the banks of the Zambezi River. 

Hidden away in a strip of lush riverine vegetation are 8 thatch and canvas chalets one of which is a family unit.  All the rooms are ensuite and along with the main lodge, have a view of the Zambezi River, being on average about 10 metres from the bank. There is a beautiful pan behind the camp with a tree stand for sitting, relaxing and watching the game come down to drink.

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.



Canvas under thatch


6 Spacious rooms with twin beds, one Family room and one Honeymoon Suite

Open Season

Open 01 Apr – 25 Nov

Safari Experience


Game drives are conducted in both Vundus private concession and in Mana Pools NP, walking, canoeing (half day or full day), birding, sundowner boat trips and fishing within the boundary of Vundu’s concession. 

A wide range of activities is offered 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.

Wildlife & Birdlife

The area is filled with wildlife, a pair of resident leopards leave their tracks scattered along the pathways almost every night, lions come wandering past often and one can hear their distinctive calls most nights.

Elephants visit daily to feed on the thick vegetation in camp and to have a mud bath in the pan. Large herds of impala drink at the pan which brings wild dogs as they are their preferred prey. Mana Pools has a healthy population of dogs, which are the most endangered of the carnivores in Africa. Dogs have frequently denned close to Vundu.