Image © Mpala Jena Camp – Great Plains Conservation

Located within the 50,000 hectare Zambezi National Park, Mpala Jena Camp is the epitome of barefoot luxury where guests can enjoy professionally guided wildlife viewing in open game drive vehicles, guided walks, morning or  afternoon boat cruises (water level dependent / seasonally) and catch-and-release fishing.  The camp is also in a good location for visiting Victoria Falls and a half-day guided tour of the Falls is included for guests staying for 2 or more nights.

The camp offers just 5 immaculately designed and presented canvas rooms, each made with a light sand coloured canvas roof, stone walls and wooden decking floors, all overlooking the iconic Zambezi River. Each suite comes with an additional outside bath & shower, plus a yoga mat for those early morning stretches.

Wildlife viewing in this conservation area is on the increase with some of the highest concentration of Lion per square km than any other Zimbabwean park. Buffalo and Elephant are also present in this area with higher concentrations observed from June-October. The river is also a draw for wildlife and with crocodiles and hippos who make their presence seen and heard throughout the day and night. This area is spectacular for bird watching throughout the year and during the months of November through April there is a higher diversity of species making it a bird lovers paradise.

Mpala Jena Camp offers a relaxed atmosphere and has a sand floor in the bar area, which encourages guests to kick their shoes off and relax after their morning game drive or river cruise, or take a refreshing dip in the pool whilst admiring the views of the Zambezi.

Zambezi National Park is 56,000 hectares of conservation area with an ever increasing number of species.
Mpala Jena was built with a strong sustainability ethos and runs entirely off our solar plant and battery.


3 Suites and 2-bedroomed Suite

• En-suite bathroom with a shower, flush loo, and a basin
• Inside and outdoor shower and outside bath
• Writing Desk
• Tea/Coffee station
• Each bed has a mosquito net and suites have netted windows
• Ceiling fans over the guest’s bed in each suite
• Safe
• The honeymoon suite is usually Suite 3
• Wifi
• Electrical Outlets
• Each suite has yoga mats.

Lodge Facilities

• Wifi is available
• Bar
• Laundry Service (Available)
• Pool
• Private Vehicle & Private Guide Available
• Restaurant
• Curio shop

• Game drives.
• Walking safaris.
• Boating on the Zambezi River (water level dependent)
• Catch & release fishing on the Zambezi river.
• Full/Half Day trip to Victoria Falls
• In-room massages are available at additional cost and with 24-hour advance notice.

Lodge Season & Opening
April to November


Mpala Jena Camp can be accessed from Victoria Falls International Airport (1 hours 30 mins), by road or/& boat transfer with wildlife viewing opportunities en-route.

For more information on Mpala Jena Camp contact our team of expert Travel Consultants who will be delighted to tailor-make your Zimbabwe travel itinerary.

For a no-obligation quotation,  simply contact us via our free online Request A Quote  service.

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Any of our own Gamewatchers team of Safari Advisors based in the USA, Canada, the UK, India and Australia will be glad to be of service in arranging your safari, helping you plan your trip, confirming prices, answering your questions and booking your choice of safari camps and lodges for you.

Our Safari Advisors have helped many hundreds of our guests to plan their trips and will be delighted to assist you and to help you plan your ideal safari.

For contact details of all our overseas based Safari Advisors in UK, USA, Canada, Australia, India and South America click here, or call us using the numbers below:

USA & Canada USA & Canada Tel: +1-877-710-3014 (Julie Roggow) or +1-519-686-4776 (Rick McIntyre)

UK & EU UK & EU Tel: +44 (0)7986-978985 (Wayne Hammond)

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