Welcome to Mpala Jena Suite

An intimate, traditional space where hearts and spirits find inspiration in a history rich with extraordinary wildlife stories…

QUICK FACTS

Accommodation

Fully inclusive of accommodation, wildlife viewing activities, meals, daily laundry, return Victoria Falls International Airport transfers which may be a combination of road and boat transfers or purely road transfers, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (excluding champagne).

Number of Guests

Mpala Jena Suites can cater for a maximum of four adults and one child sharing, in two separate bedrooms, plus an additional guide’s tent if required.

Children from 6 years are welcome.

Activities

Early morning and late afternoon game viewing in a private open 4×4 vehicle, guided walks, one return road transfer to Victoria Falls town, one entrance ticket to see the Victoria Falls per guest’s stay on a self guided basis and boat-based activities on the Zambezi River water levels permitting.

Location

Zambezi National Park, upstream from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

Complimentary return road, or road and boat, transfers from Victoria Falls International Airport included in the nightly rate.

An Overview of Mpala Jena Suite

The Mpala Jena Suite is an exquisite, private and exclusive two bedroomed suite, located on a private concession within the Zambezi National Park. Overlooking a beautiful stretch of the Zambezi River shoreline, the suite has been elegantly positioned under the dappled shade of a mixture of indigenous trees including Kigelia Africana (sausage tree), Lonchocarpus capassa (rain tree) and Syzygium cordatum (water berry tree). The suite is named after the natural spring-line, Mpala Jena, which runs through the centre of the concession, and which attracts an abundance of wildlife throughout the year and particularly during the drier months.

’Mpala Jena’ means “White Impala” and according to the local National Park rangers, at the time when the Zambezi National Park was separated from the Victoria Falls National Park and declared a National Park in its own right in 1979, there had been regular sightings of a “ghost-like” albino impala along the river in this area.

The Zambezi National Park has a healthy and ever increasing number of wildlife species, with higher concentrations of buffalo and elephant during the months June through to October.

This area is particularly good for bird watching throughout the year, but with a higher diversity of species during the months November through to April.

The Mpala Jena Suite has been created to be the most environmentally innovative camp within the Zambezi National Park. This is achieved through the use of only recycled hardwoods and canvas in its construction and ensuring all the camp’s electricity needs come from its solar farm.

The entire suite is under beige flowing canvas with canopy ceilings and open (yet netted) views of the river frontage with Moroccan style influences throughout the decor. The suite sleeps a maximum of 4 adults sharing, or a party of 5 if there are children travelling with two parents. There is a central private lounge and dining area with the spacious bedrooms on either side offering en-suite bathroom facilities which include an impressive bathtub, indoor shower, separate loo and double basins. Decking in front of the tent leads to a private plunge pool and campfire area with views of the calming and peaceful flowing waters of the Zambezi River.

The property is conveniently located 16 kilometres inside the Zambezi National Park which makes for easy access  to Victoria Falls town, but is far enough away from the hustle and bustle, allowing guests to relax and unwind whilst enjoying an incredible setting amidst the wild habitat of the Zambezi National Park.

Camp Access

Arrival into Victoria Falls Airport

  • Included in the nightly rate is a either a road transfer conducted as a safari drive through the Zambezi National Park (An estimated 1 hour and 20 minutes) or;
  • Road and Boat Transfer for the more adventurous (1 hour to 1 hour and 25 mins);
  • Road transfer from Victoria Falls Airport to town followed by a helicopter flight from Victoria Falls Town (30 mins) is at an additional cost.

Arrival from Kazangula Border Post

  • Road Transfer conducted along the Kazangula road (40 mins) and then a safari drive through the Zambezi National Park (An estimated 30 to 45 minutes).

Arrival into Livingstone Airport

  • Road Transfer conducted as a safari drive through the Zambezi National Park (An estimated 2 hours dependent on time spent at the border);
  • Road and Boat Transfer for the more adventurous (1 hour 40 mins dependent on time spent at the border).

Experience the Zambezi National Park from only

7680
(The above rate is based on the two bedroom Mpala Jena Suite, sleeping a maximum of four adults sharing, for travel during the period 01 July – 31 October 2018)