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Vundu Camp

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New York City
Reviewed 14 November 2016

This was an outstanding experience. Nice facilities, excellent food and superb guiding/animal viewing. The camp is located on the Zambezi river and what separates this Safari from all others is the fact that you don't sit all day in the truck. You either walk with the guides or canoe with them. We got as close as a few yards from...

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BushlifeSafaris, Manager at Vundu Camp, responded to this review

Hi Aaron, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your safari experience with us and it is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your five-day stay so much. Our passion and focus at Bushlife Safaris is to provide all our guests with a unique and personalized safari, hearing you felt like you were a part of the...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 8 October 2016

I have stayed in 8 safari lodges/camps across Africa, ranging from basic mobile tents to super luxury lodges, and this camp is by far the best! Partly that's due to the magical beauty and abundant wildlife of Mana Pools, but even more it's due to the extraordinary guiding skills and warm hospitality of the owner, Nick Murray, and the relaxed...

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BushlifeSafaris, Manager at Vundu Camp, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review, Lisa! To read that you had such incredible game-viewing experiences and your appreciation of the guiding skills, makes everyone on the team at Bushlife Safaris very proud! Thank you! We certainly look forward to your return trip and sharing our special part of Africa again with you!

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful bush experience had by my family including three children under 11, at Vundu. Much more than our expectation. Gaddy was a superb guide, really good with children, sensitive, knowledgeable, takes his time, got us walking to the dogs and me only to the lions which was the highlight, always felt safe. Drives and experience the best I've had in...

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BushlifeSafaris, Manager at Vundu Camp, responded to this review

Hi Warren, Thank you for reviewing your safari at Vundu Camp on Tripadvisor. We are happy to hear that you and your family had a wonderful time with us and you got to experience close-up encounters with the painted dogs and lions. The canoe safari is a unique activity to do in Mana Pools as it allows you to appreciate...

Cayman Islands
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

I love this camp. This was my second time here and one of a few repeats after 9 + times in Zimbabwe. Love the area and the wildlife, great to be able to walk near the dogs and elephants. Great to see the few elephants (one, named Boswell) that can use their back legs to stand and reach for branches;...

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BushlifeSafaris, Manager at Vundu Camp, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Vundu Camp on Tripadvisor and also for your recommendation to choose to stay at our camp when visiting Mana Pools National Park. We look forward to your return on your third trip and you can follow our facebook page to see regular updates on Boswell!

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 29 September 2016

This was my fourth Safari in Africa and this one tops them all. Never in my life have I experienced such a contact with wildlife as we were guided by Nick Murray during our 3 days at the camp. Nick is very knowledgeable and has a lot of respect for Nature and his enthusiasm about the Painted Dogs, the Elephants...

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BushlifeSafaris, Manager at Vundu Camp, responded to this review

Hi Jean-Marie, Thank you for your very kind words and fantastic review of your safari experience at Vundu Camp! We do agree with you, one week at Vundu is a good amount of time to be able to really experience all that Mana Pools has to offer. We look forward to welcoming you back on your fifth safari in Africa!

Bend, Oregon
Reviewed 23 September 2016

We've been on several photo safari trips to Africa, and the week we spent in September with Nick Murray at Vundu Camp was nothing short of amazing. Spend the extra money for his private guiding services, and if you're lucky you'll find yourself on foot and close to a pack of painted dogs or a bull elephant more than once....

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BushlifeSafaris, Manager at Vundu Camp, responded to this review

Hi Bob and Beth, Thank you very much for your review on Tripadvisor on your safari experience at Vundu Camp. Your kind words will be passed onto Nick and we appreciate your recommendation of his guiding services. That is wonderful to hear that you had some fantastic close-up wildlife experiences, especially with the painted dog. We look forward to welcoming...

Saratoga
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Our travel agent Piper & Heath booked us on the 3 day Ruwesi Mana Canoe trail through Bushlife Safaris. Our guide Henry was incredibly skilled and knowledgeable as were our paddlers, Wellington and Joseph. Henry guided us safely past hundreds of hippos and many crocodiles. Experiencing the area on the river for 3 days is something our family of 4...

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BushlifeSafaris, Manager at Vundu Camp, responded to this review

Hi Fiona, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your canoe experience with us on Tripadvisor! The Ruwesi Canoe Trail is the perfect safari if you are looking for a bit of adventure and we are so glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed it so much and that you saw so many animals! We...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 September 2016

From the moment Gadi, chief guide and manager extraordinaire, and his fantastic team welcomed us to Little Vundu Camp with delicious cold drinks and towels, on a bluff on the Zambezi, we lived in great comfort...in the wild. We woke after a wonderful night's sleep, serenaded by hippos, to find the tracks of the lion, elephant, hyena and civet which...

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BushlifeSafaris, Manager at Vundu Camp, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay at Little Vundu Camp. It is a very special part of Africa where you can be completely surrounded by wildlife and it is wonderful to hear that you saw so many animals during your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next tented...

Granger, Indiana
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Out of our 12 photo safari trips to Africa, the week we spent at Vundu Camp with Nick Murray ranks as one of the very best. The amazing experience of tracking and seeing two packs of wild dogs, getting up close and personal with bull elephants, and soaking in some of Nick's vast knowledge will stay with us for a...

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 July 2016

My wife and I are keen wildlife photographers and have traveled extensively throughout the world. The experience at Vundu Camp home of Bushlife Safaris, was unique. The camp is beautiful, nestling alongside the Zambesi river, with a communal dining/bar area up on a viewing platform. The food was excellent and the atmosphere simply superb. What sets this camp apart however...

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Address: Mana Pools National Park, Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe
Region: Zimbabwe > Mashonaland Central Province > Mana Pools National Park
Number of rooms: 8
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“All the rooms are superb, just make sure that the elephants are not walking through camp when going to dinner.”
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