Victoria Falls is a beautiful place loved by tourists to Zimbabwe so base yourself at the magic Mpala Jena luxury safari camp, so perfectly positioned along the banks of the mighty Zambezi River above the Falls where wildlife and adventure await.
This is the Zambezi National Park which was once joined to the Victoria Falls National Park and, in those days, (1979) game rangers caught sight of a white impala so that is what Mpala Jena means – referring to an albino impala.
This is an intimate camp, like a shy white impala, peeping out from old indigenous trees and thatched roofs, so take off your shoes and wander the sandy pathways from your chic tent to the swimming pool deck for a cooling swim, then a fresh cup of coffee. The pool lounge is ideal for time spent reading a good book while wild animals feed nearby. It’s the solitude you need at a base between adventure activities at the Falls, wining and dining, game driving and more.
At Mpala Jena, you will explore the vast 56 000 ha of conservation land in the Zambezi National Park and the best time to come is from June until October to see the large herds of elephants, buffalo, and antelope heading here for the watery wonderland where also crocs and hippos lurk.
This luxury Victoria Falls camp is also eco-friendly and committed to minimal lasting impacts on the river and in the game reserve in any way – it is solar-powered and built on wooden platforms with only canvas tents and main areas. Guests are still treated like royalty, however, with their hot showers, deep bathtubs, private decks and lovely large beds with views of the wonderful landscape.
Guests love the rustic safari lodge and its setting within a national park because they come for the wildlife and the restful vistas, the silence and the five-star service so that they can relax in nature. Highly trained staff at Mpala Jena Camp offer expert game drives, safari walks and morning or afternoon boat cruises. Or enjoy several excursions into Victoria Falls town, to view the Falls, its rainforests and its wildlife on walks around there as well as trying out some white-water rafting, bungee jumping and other adventures before sipping a cold one at the historic and colonial-styled Victoria Falls Hotel.
Walking safaris into the Victoria Falls National Park reveal more than you will ever imagine in terms of birds, animals, plants and smaller insects and reptiles. A tar road divides the park into two sections, allowing vehicles to get to Vic Falls and the Kazangula border post.
Mpala Jena is the perfect destination for those looking to experience the beauty and wonder of the African wilderness from its perfect location in prime Victoria Falls country, the heart of the Zambezi National Park. It’s a beautiful wildlife and birding safari camp that offers every tourist a haven of luxury and tranquillity and it is so small that only 2 families and 3 couples can be there at any given time.
Meet up in the evenings in the dining area to share stories and laze around the beautiful swimming pool by day between game drives and bush walks. Explore the Zambezi River on boats and canoes, fishing for Tigerfish if you are lucky and capturing pods of hippo on film.
Your canvas chalet boasts hot showers, deep baths, stunning large beds with a view and a private deck on which to chill and game view.
Nothing is too much for the staff who are on hand to assist your every need and the food is absolutely glorious too. Mpala Jena is committed to sustainable tourism and uses solar energy and battery power. The design of the camp and its natural materials ensure minimal impacts on the surrounding pristine wilderness. Find the camp 16 km from the main gate, inside the Zambezi National Park – the best way to get to the town of Vic Falls is by boat which takes a mere 40 minutes.
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