- $780 Per person sharing per night.
Newly built in 2021; exclusivity with only 5 tented suites; Lovely scenery along the Zambezi River; Far enough from the bustle of town centre; Located on a private concession; Guided land and water based safari activities; Natural spring-line through camp attracts wildlife
MPALA JENA OFFERS THE PERFECT VICTORIA FALLS ACCOMMODATION. MPALA JENA IS AN INTIMATE SAFARI CAMP POSITIONED ALONG THE BEAUTIFUL TREE-LADEN BANKS OF THE MIGHTY ZAMBEZI RIVER.
The architect team of Craig Hayman and Hannah Charlton and interior designer Tracy Kelly have created a haven that epitomizes “Barefoot Luxury” at its best. Mpala Jena is located on the white sandy edges of Zimbabwe’s Zambezi River and in the Zambezi National Park. The team sought to combine natural elements using thatched roofs in the main areas and flowing canvas luxury tents for the bedrooms. The sand floor in the bar area, and adjacent swimming pool, set the scene for guests to kick their shoes off and relax after their morning game drive or river cruise. The pool lounge makes you feel that you are right on the river. It is the ideal place to hang out with a book during the heat of the day. Mpala Jena is highly sought after for those wanting Victoria Falls accommodation.
‘Mpala Jena’ means “White Impala”. According to the local National Park rangers, in 1979, albino impala sightings were reported when the Zambezi National Park was separated from the Victoria Falls National Park and declared a National Park.
About Mpala Jena Camp
The area under conservation within the Zambezi National Park is 56,000 hectares (138,000 acres) and has a healthy and ever-increasing number of wildlife species, with higher concentrations of buffalo and elephants from June through to October. It has become an absolute gem of a reserve with some of the highest lions per square km concentrations than any other Zimbabwean park. The river is a magnet for wildlife and ensures consistent sightings of massive crocodiles and hippos who make their presence seen and heard throughout the day and night.
This area is perfect for bird watching throughout the year, but with a higher diversity of species from November through April.
Mpala Jena is by design sensitive to the environment of the Zambezi National Park. This is achieved by using canvas and local thatch in its construction and ensuring all the camp’s electricity needs come from its solar farm.
Guests who stay at Mpala Jena, which is the perfect Victoria Falls accommodation option, often continue their safari to Tembo Plains Camp and Tembo Plains Suite in our private Sapi Reserve or our camps in Botswana.