Ask anyone that has been to Mana Pools on the banks of the mighty Zambezi and they will say they dream about returning! The languid yet powerful river, escarpment views and stately trees are the backdrop for an awe-inspiring safari.
Game drives in search of African Wild Dog, Elephant, Lion and Leopard are exciting, but these are often seen on foot too as ‘Mana’ is famous for its walking safaris. Canoe safaris are another great way to experience the wilderness here as well as the numerous hippo and crocodile in the Zambezi.
Meaning ‘four’ in the local Shona language, Mana refers to the four large permanent pools formed by the meanderings of the middle Zambezi river. A 2,500 square kilometres of river frontage, islands, sandbanks and pools are all flanked by forests of mahogany, wild figs, ebonies and baobab trees. This is one of the least developed national parks in Southern Africa and is also home to Cheetah and the brown hyena.