Great Plains Introduces Mpala Jena Camp

Great Plains Conservation is thrilled to officially introduce you to Mpala Jena Camp and the Mpala Jena Suites in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

In the same vein as Zarafa and Duba Plains in Botswana, Mpala Jena boasts 4 luxury tents and a two-bedroom suite, just 6 rooms in total. This is exquisite tented camp, located in a private concession within Zambezi National Park overlooking a beautiful stretch of Zambezi River and in the shade of indigenous trees.

The camp is named for the spring-line that runs through the concession and attracts an abundance of wildlife. Mpala Jena means “white impala” named, according to local National Park rangers, after an albino impala seen in the area in 1979 when the Zambezi National Park was created and separated from Victoria Falls National Park. Today Zambezi National Park has a healthy population of wildlife including buffalo, elephant and lion and offers excellent bird-watching, particularly between November and April.

The camp’s four guest tents and one suite are under flowing canvas, with open (yet netted) views of the river and Moroccan influences throughout the decor. Decking in front of the tent leads to a private plunge pool with views of the flowing waters of the Zambezi River.

Mpala Jena Camp is one of the most environmentally innovative camps in Zambezi National Park; achieved through the use of recycled hardwoods and canvas and ensuring all the camp’s electricity needs come from the latest in solar power from Tesla.

The property is conveniently located 16 kilometers inside the Zambezi National Park offering easy access to Victoria Falls town, but away from the hustle and bustle (and helicopter noise!) allowing guests to remain immersed in a safari-atmosphere and relax in the incredible setting and wild habitat of the Park.

Mpala Jena Camp offers professionally guided wildlife viewing open vehicle drives, walks, morning or afternoon boat cruises and / or canoeing (water level dependant / seasonally) throughout the day. The camp has custom built Landcruisers specially designed for photography. With just four to six guests each, the vehicles are fully stocked with reference books, drinks and snacks. In addition, THE NIGHTLY GUEST RATES INCLUDE the opportunity to enjoy a one-day excursion into Victoria Falls town including a visit to the thunderous and impressive mass of falling water on a tour of the Victoria Falls during your stay.