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Mana Pools National Park

Mana Pools National Park is one of the most remote and beautiful areas in Zimbabwe. The core of some 1.7 million hectares of UNESCO World Heritage conservation estate, its views of the broad river, floodplains, riverine woodland and the mountains of the Rift Valley escarpment are spectacular. The river is wide, sandy, with islands and sandbanks protruding from its brown waters. On its banks, terraces rich in alluvial soils support a mixture of riverine forest and floodplain grasslands, attracting rich and varied mammal life in substantial numbers. Its relaxed waters hold intense concentrations of hippo and Nile crocodile and good populations of tigerfish and bream. This stretch of the Zambezi River is famous for its four main pools (after which the Park is named: mama means ‘four’ in Shona) – Main, Chine, Long and Chisambuk – which are remnants of channels of the river that stopped flowing years ago. These and the pools dotted inland hold water all year round, drawing all manner of wildlife and waterfowl during the dry season. 

Mana Pools National Park Hotels

$$$$$ Chikwenya Camp Mana Pools National Park

Modern Chic, Luxury

Situated on the eastern boundary of Mana Pools National Park, Chikwenya is a photographer’s paradise as it looks out over an open floodplain and the broad Zambezi River, with a backdrop provided by...

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$$$$$ Sapi Explorers Camp Mana Pools National Park

The 120,000-hectare private Sapi Concession was awarded to Great Plains Conservation to manage and look after in 2016 and was immediately converted to operating as a private photographic reserve....

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$$$$ Little Ruckomechi Mana Pools National Park

Little Ruckomechi’s picturesque location embodies Mana Pools National Park in all its abundance.  The camp is all about the intimacy of being close to nature and amongst the iconic Albida trees that...

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$$$ John's Camp Mana Pools National Park

Eco-friendly, Remote Location

Mana Pools National Park is situated on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River where you will find John's Camp nestled amongst canopies of Trichelia and Mahogany trees; it is a genuinely natural...

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$$$$ Kanga Camp Mana Pools National Park

Situated within a private concession in Mana Pools National Park, Kanga Camp is an entirely untouched wilderness paradise. Set in the remote inlands of the Kanga Pan, Kanga Camp offers an unspoiled...

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$$$$$ Nyamatusi Mahogany Mana Pools National Park


Nyamatusi Mahogany is the perfect luxury safari experience for families. Consisting of 2 tented suites and two family suites nested under ancient mahogany trees on the lush shores of the mighty...

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$$$$ Little Vundu Camp Mana Pools National Park

Luxury, Remote Location

Little Vundu is a tented camp located 3km upstream from Vundu Camp, on the banks of the Zambezi River, making it a perfect location within the boundaries of Mana Pools National Park. Little Vundu...

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