MANA POOL NATIONAL PARK
Situated in the northern region of Zimbabwe, on the southern banks of the Zambezi River, Mana Pools National Park will leave you breathless with its beauty. A paradise for walking and canoeing safaris, Mana Pools is a wildlife-rich, biodiverse wonderland that will delight at every turn. You can expect to spot hippopotamus, crocodile, elephants and a wonderful array of aquatic birds within this UNESCO World Heritage Site, and there’s a good chance of seeing lioness’ hunting around waterholes, where prey are seemingly easy pickings.
The landscapes are beautiful too, dotted with acacia trees, whose shade becomes vital to the parks’ more than 12,000-strong elephant population in the dry season, as well as a sprinkling of vibrant plant life. Far away from any human settlement, you’ll relish the feeling of remoteness here. Surrounded only by extreme wilderness, and if you visit in winter, you’ll find yourself exploring amongst the highest concentration of wildlife in Africa. An experience for which words can do no justice.
John’s Camp is named after the renowned Safari Guide, John Stevens and it is a semi-permanent tented camp situated in Mana Pools. The 6 safari tents are erected every season along the banks of the Zambezi River in one of the national parks campsites. It’s simple, authentic safari styled accommodation is in a beautiful setting, along with talented guides, good food and great service this is a camp that will exceed all expectations and create a memorable safari experience. Read More
Situated within a private concession in Mana Pools National Park, Kanga Camp is an utterly untouched wilderness paradise. Adjacent to the remote Kanga Pan, our seasonal Kanga safari lodge offers an unspoiled, authentic Mana Pools safari experience. Aside from the Zambezi River many miles away, Kanga Pan is the sole source of water in the dry season, making this an absolute haven for wildlife. This diverse area has multiple vlei lines and mixed woodland types from Mopane woodland to Jesse bush and riverine forests. Kanga Camp works well in collaboration with Zambezi Expeditions where you can enjoy the excitement of canoeing as well as catch and release fishing on the Zambezi River. Read More
Floating down the river, between Mana Pools and Zambia’s Lower Zambezi National Park, the wilderness surrounds you really is one of the ‘classic’ African safari experiences. There are several different guides and set-ups with whom we can organize a Mana Pools Canoe Trail, and we will discuss these options with you. Read More
Nyamatusi Camp is a flagship in terms of its Eco-conscious style. The Mana Pools safari lodge is set in one of the wildest and most remote parts of Africa, on the banks of the Zambezi, one of the world’s oldest rivers. Embracing comfort, this property embodies sustainable design. Fully solar-powered and built from all-natural materials it encompasses its wilderness location in the most elegant way. Here, your Mana Pools safari plays out against a sweeping riverine landscape, where epic encounters of the giants that roam this land await. Read More
One of Mana Pools’ pioneer camps, Ruckomechi has been thrilling guests for more than two decades. Ten spacious and beautifully decorated en-suite rooms, including two family units, lie beneath the ana trees, beloved by local elephants for their nutritious seeds. Interiors are peacefully earth-toned, with hints of blue reflecting the river. The camp’s main area include a firepit for contemplation or story-swapping beneath starry night skies; a pool overlooking a broad sweep of river; an outdoor ‘bath with a view’ in a secluded, scenic spot; and the romantic Star Bed by a busy waterhole. In the words of a Ruckomechi guide: ‘…a little paradise on Earth, where the souls of nature lovers connect’. Read More