Your African safari adventure begins when you land at Mana Main Airstrip, where your guide will be waiting to drive you to Vundu Camp. The drive to Vundu Camp takes about 1 hour, but it will be combined with a game drive. You will arrive at Vundu Camp in time for a delicious lunch followed by a siesta before your afternoon activity of game driving and walking. After sundowners, you will return back to camp for dinner. Activities for the following day are discussed at dinner.
Situated in the heart of Mana Pools National Park in a private concession is our little piece of paradise, Vundu Camp. It is a permanent tented camp situated underneath a shady forest of riverine trees on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, giving guests beautiful sweeping views of the floodplains.
The wonderfully comfortable camp has a total of eight spacious thatched chalets, one of which is a family room. Each chalet opens out onto the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, located just 10 metres away. Guests can sit outside and relax on their terrace, watching impala, warthog and elephant meander by.
- Great views looking out over the river with classic style thatched chalets,
- Twin beds, except for the family tent which has 1 x double bed and twins,
- En-suite bathrooms with an indoor and outdoor shower and flush toilet,
- Generator with back up battery,
- Charging facilities and fans in each room,
- Complimentary overnight laundry service,
- An outside seating area,
- Mosquito nets,
- Guest amenities.
Dining & Facilities
The main lounge and dining area is open-air and 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.
Bushlife Safaris serves excellent quality food and wine, in alfresco eating areas and at a communal meal table. Meals are adjusted to suit wildlife sightings and the personal preferences of guests.
We offer a wide range of activities that may be enjoyed in the morning and afternoon and on a flexible schedule:
- Day and night-time game drives in a comfortable open-sided 4×4 vehicle,
- Guided game walks with a professional guide – Mana Pools is one of Africa’s best parks for walking,
- Canoeing down the Zambezi River which is a wonderful way to experience game viewing from a different perspective,
- Excellent fishing off the banks of the Zambezi River and on our pontoon boat,
- Game viewing from the pontoon boat and sundowner cruises,
- Bird watching both from camp and the surrounding areas.
You can be assured of the highest quality of professional guiding on your safari – our team is hand-picked for their knowledge, commitment to conservation and friendly personalities!
Spectacular Vundu Camp
Experience nature on a different level with Bushlife Safaris – from exceptional up-close wildlife encounters with superb close-up photographic opportunities of wild dog, elephant, lion, plains game and colourful birdlife – all with the backdrop of Mana Pools’ breath-taking scenery. Whether on a game drive, walking safari, fishing on an island or gently drifting down the Zambezi River on a canoe or motorboat, be prepared to invigorate your senses on a safari adventure where you truly see, taste, smell and feel real Africa.
- Day 1
- Day 2
A continental breakfast is served by the firepit, after which you will go on your morning activity which could be a game drive, walking safari or canoeing. You will return for lunch unless you are doing a full day of canoeing. Your afternoon activity will happen after siesta and tea. Whether game driving, walking, canoeing or enjoying a river cruise, you will find a spot for sundowners before returning to camp for dinner. Dinner is served under star-studded skies.
- Day 3
After a continental breakfast, you will depart for your morning activity, which will be a game drive, game walk or canoe. A full day of canoeing is also an option, where you can have brunch on the shores of the river – Nick Murray is almost as famous for his cooking skills as his guiding! Similar to Day 2, after your morning activity, you will return for lunch and siesta. After siesta, tea is served, after which you will go for your afternoon activity. Sundowners will be served in a new, exciting spot before you return to camp and enjoy bar snacks, drinks and dinner which will all be served in the main area.
- Day 4
On the day of your departure, you will start off with a continental breakfast. You can also decide whether or not you would like to head out early as normal or have a slower morning. Your game drive will end at Mana Main Airstrip in time for your departure. You will leave as friends, with unbelievable memories, fabulous photos and a yearning to visit us again very soon!