Mpala Jena Camp

Mpala Jena Camp main area, Zimbabwe
Mpala Jena Camp swimming pool, Zimbabwe
Mpala Jena Camp fire pit, Zimbabwe
Mpala Jena Camp bedroom, Zimbabwe
Mpala Jena Camp bath, Zimbabwe

Mpala Jena Camp

Location: Zambezi National Park, Victoria Falls

Mpala Jena is a boutique safari camp positioned along the beautiful tree-laden banks of the Zambezi River. The camp is located within the 56,000-hectare Zambezi National Park, home to an ever-increasing number of wildlife species that can be enjoyed on game drives, boat cruises, walking trails or even while sipping cocktails from the swing chairs in camp.


The camp epitomizes ‘barefoot luxury’ with playfully scalloped thatched roofs, soft sand floors and a beach bar overlooking the pool and river. A cool, calming colour palette compliments light natural textures and sets the scene for slow, in-the-moment living. The tented guest suites, nestled in the shade of large Sausage and Jackalberry trees are generously appointed. The three double/twin bed suites, plus the two 2-bedroom family suites, are under sand coloured, flowing canvas, with canopy ceilings and open (yet netted) views of the river frontage. Each beautifully decorated suite has a shaded veranda area and en-suite bathroom facilities, including an indoor shower, separate loo, and double basins. The highlight of the suites is the outdoor bathrooms with a beautiful bathtub and outdoor shower. Decking in front of the tent leads to views of the Zambezi River’s calming and peaceful flowing waters. Mpala Jena was created with a strong sustainability ethos and runs entirely off solar plant and battery. Building materials and design elements were specified and sourced with a clear vision of minimizing embodied energy and transportation miles.