Old Mondoro Bush Camp, Best Bushcamp in Africa

The Team

The Team at Old Mondoro has been carefully selected and compiled for their skill, professionalism and enthusiasm to ensure all guests get the very best of safari experiences.


Jason and Michaela Johnstone - Management and Hosts
Our wonderful hosts at Old Mondoro and who should be familiar to many of you, having wonderfully played the same role for us at Chiawa Camp for the 2008 & 2009 safari seasons. Both have uni degrees in Tourism & Hospitality, are bright, personable and competent, with lashings of relevant experience - including having just spent a year out running a small boutique hotel on a private island in the Pacific, we feel they bring the ideal combination of bush and sophistication to the precious, inimitable place that is Old Mondoro.

Levy Farao - Head Guide
Levy has been at Old Mondoro pretty much since its inception and has a knack for finding excellent sightings including an amazing scene of four lions chasing three leopards (yes, 3 allegedly elusive spotted cats) up a tree one morning. Easy going and knowledgeable, Levy makes a safari into the Lower Zambezi’s bush a delight and adventure.

Sebastian Sakala - Guide
Sebastian is one of an exclusive club of guides in the Lower Zambezi that is licensed to carry out drives, walks and canoeing. Multi skilled and personable, Seb spent two seasons at Chiawa Camp before joining the Old Mondoro team where he will bring his welcome skill, choice and personality into the mix.

James Mweemba - Guide
James has been guiding for 4 years, he started working in safari camps as a waiter and then discovered his passion for the bush. He studied and practiced very hard and was able to obtain all of his guiding papers in three years. Walking, driving, and canoeing. His favourite activity is canoeing, he loves getting out on the water and his best sighting was spotting his very first Aardvark at Old Mondoro in his first month with us after working in the bush for 10 years. He has since seen his first pangolin at Old Mondoro (during the day time!) which he had always hoped to see but never thought he would. His favourite animal is the leopard which means he has come to the right camp! And he really enjoys birding.