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Mana Pools National Park
Mana Pools National Park
Mana Pools National Park
Mana Pools National Park

A haven for wildlife and walking safaris

Elephants really do stand on their back legs

The elephant bulls are mostly very relaxed

Not a normal visitors position for photographs

Mana Pools National Park

Reviews of safaris to Mana Pools National Park

We have always listened to our travellers, and now you can learn from them also. Below are links to feedback from recent trips - these are their views, not ours! See what they think of us, and about our trips to Africa:

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Ms C.
Redlands

"Shy animals, still loved it."

I visited Zimbabwe between 10 Apr 2024 and 19 Apr 2024
"I have to admit that the wildlife was not overwhelming--I knew the rainy season would have an effect, but I think we were also just unlucky.

I'm sure in the dry season the Hwange camps in particular, with their waterfalls, would offer outstanding experiences. That said, the landscape was lovely--despite the drought, there had been recent rains in Hwange to green up the plains (and also create standing water) and there were several highlights to remember--the group of sable (an antelope I had never seen), the jackals and dozens of vultures diving into the bushes where the remains of a buffalo lay, then exploding outward as someone took fright--the highly vocal lion cubs yowling and yowling--the staredown between a giraffe and lion. . .

I particularly enjoyed the vast open spaces of Hwange and the frequent sense of being alone in the landscape (i.e. no other vehicles around)." Read full review: 9 nights in Africa; 9 on a Zimbabwe safari
Overall trip
Good
P.C
Redlands, Calif

"My Apr 2024 trip"

I visited Zimbabwe between 10 Apr 2024 and 19 Apr 2024
"We didn’t have to confirm or check on any arrangements — Expert Africa saw to everything and the coordination between the lodges and air flights was seamless.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Nothing I can think of." Read full review: 9 nights in Africa; 9 on a Zimbabwe safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Pete & Nancy
Stockton

"Our Oct 2023 trip"

I visited Zambia and 2 other countries between 5 Oct 2023 and 2 Nov 2023
"In terms of game viewing experience, quality of accommodations, ease of connecting between camps and overall enjoyment this is the best safari experience we’ve had.

Expert Africa took care of all the details once we landed in Africa, and when we had a flight delay between camps due to weather, our flight schedule and accommodation for an extra night in camp were organized for us without a hitch.

The quality of every camp was just as we expected. The quality of guiding was the highest we’ve experienced. And even after a month of travel we never tired of the delicious and varied menu options.

Expert Africa took care of every detail and Wilderness (plus Green Safaris for one camp) came through in every camp.

The other companies that provided ground and air transportation between countries or camp-to-camp were also efficient and convenient. Excellent trip!" Read full review: 28 nights in Africa; 12 on a Zambia safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Ms AW
SW London

"My Aug 2023 trip"

I visited Zimbabwe between 25 Aug 2023 and 4 Sep 2023
"I loved Zimbabwe and we had a superb safari with great accommodation and animal viewings. Everything was seamless.

My son and I had the luxury of our own guide and jeep for most of our outings. We found the more experienced guides to be the best and most enthusiastic.

I have used Expert Africa for quite a few safari trips and each has been superb." Read full review: 10 nights in Africa; 8 on a Zimbabwe safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Chained Bear
Asia

"My Jun 2023 trip"

I visited Zimbabwe between 16 Jun 2023 and 24 Jun 2023
"Wonderful trip.

Suggestions to help us improve:
Not really. You are a very good agency. Tom Morris is outstanding - his knowledge of and passion for Africa in general and Zimbabwe in particular is infectious." Read full review: 8 nights in Africa; 8 on a Zimbabwe safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr & Mrs G
Brockham

"Our fabulous safari Oct 2022 trip - no. 10"

I visited Zimbabwe between 11 Oct 2022 and 24 Oct 2022
"Our first proper venture into Zimbabwe and we found it a wonderful experience.

We had a side visit to Little Vundu, which we thought was a jewel in Mana Pools." Read full review: 13 nights in Africa; 11 on a Zimbabwe safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr & Mrs M
E Sussex

"My Sep 2022 trip"

I visited Zambia and 1 other country between 23 Sep 2022 and 2 Oct 2022
"Very much enjoyed the two camps in Zambia run by Remote Africa, but we were disappointed with Vundu camp and Mana Pools, which was somewhere that I had wanted to go for sometime.

Could not fault Expert Africa who we have travelled with many times and keep coming back to as they are excellent at all the logistics and we never have had a problem.
We never have to worry that we will be stranded on an air strip somewhere!" Read full review: 9 nights in Africa; 5 on a Zambia safari
Overall trip
Good
Michelle & Peter
LDN

"My Sep 2022 trip"

I visited Zimbabwe between 19 Sep 2022 and 28 Sep 2022
"We had an excellent trip to Zimbabwe, booked for us by Tom at very short notice (only 6 weeks before we travelled)!

As regular safari travellers, we had high expectations and quite specific requests and Tom did a brilliant job of helping us to find a trip which worked for us.

Thank you!" Read full review: 9 nights in Africa; 7 on a Zimbabwe safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mrs J
Somerset

"My Sep 2022 trip"

I visited Zimbabwe between 14 Sep 2022 and 27 Sep 2022
"At last after 2 years of cancellations and delays we made it!
Wonderful trip for 6 close friends, thank you Tom for all the arrangements and advice.
Great decision to have 2 game lodges with a slightly different experience separating them.
We loved Zimbabwe and felt totally safe travelling there." Read full review: 13 nights in Africa; 11 on a Zimbabwe safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mrs A.
Wells

"My Sep 2022 trip"

I visited Zimbabwe between 14 Sep 2022 and 27 Sep 2022
"This was a trip of a lifetime, made possible by careful and thoughtful planning by Tom.
We would have not experienced something like this if Tom had not made my wife and I extremely confident about the expertise of Expert Africa, and they exceeded our expectations beyond imagination.
Tom and Expert Africa would be my first choice for any trip like this in the future." Read full review: 13 nights in Africa; 11 on a Zimbabwe safari
Overall trip
Excellent
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Where to stay in Mana Pools

Our suggestions for safari camps in Mana Pools National Park


Vundu Camp

Vundu Camp

Overlooking the Zambezi River in Mana Pools National Park, Vundu Camp is a small, comfortable bushcamp offering top-notch guiding.


95% (46 reviews)
Ruckomechi Camp

Ruckomechi Camp

In a very scenic spot beside the Zambezi, Ruckomechi is a smart camp offering excellent walking, river safaris, night and day 4WD game drives.


94% (17 reviews)
Kanga Bush Camp

Kanga Bush Camp

Unspoiled and peaceful, Kanga Bush Camp is located in a remote and exclusive part of Mana Pools National Park, overlooking the Kanga Pan.


91% (16 reviews)
Stretch Ferreira Safaris Camp

Stretch Ferreira Safaris

Stretch Ferreira Safaris Camp is a small, owner-run camp on the banks of the Zambezi River in Mana Pools National Park, with the emphasis on great guiding.


95% (15 reviews)
Zambezi Expeditions

Zambezi Expeditions

Zambezi Expeditions is a simple, semi-permanent camp along the Zambezi River that offers excellent guiding and standards of service.


97% (12 reviews)
Nyamatusi Camp

Nyamatusi Camp

Overlooking the Zambezi River, the luxury Nyamatusi Camp occupies a pristine wilderness environment.


91% (7 reviews)
Little Vundu

Little Vundu

Closely associated with Vundu Camp, Little Vundu has the same great location and quality of guides, and is occasionally used for private group bookings.


95% (4 reviews)
Mana Pools Canoe Trail

Mana Canoe Trail

The Canoe Trail is a multi-day trip, along the Zambezi with some of the best guides in Africa. Each night you'll camp on the banks of the river.


100% (4 reviews)
Kavinga Safari Camp

Kavinga Safari Camp

Kavinga is a comfortable tented camp tucked away in a less-visited area of Mana Pools National Park with surprisingly good wildlife and an excellent hide.


93% (3 reviews)
Chikwenya Camp

Chikwenya Camp

One of the original properties in Mana Pools area we are excited to be featuring Chikwenya Camp again.


90% (2 reviews)
John's Camp

John's Camp

John's Camp is a semi-mobile tented camp offering walking safaris, game drives, and fishing in Zimbabwe's Mana Pools National Park.


90% (2 reviews)
Nyamatusi Mahogany

Nyamatusi Mahogany

Nyamatusi Mahogany is a family-friendly, yet remote and luxurious safari camp in Mana Pools National Park.


100% (2 reviews)
Little Ruckomechi

Little Ruckomechi

In a shady spot beside the Zambezi, Little Ruckomechi is a small but luxurious camp offering a reange of activities including walking and canoe trips.


100% (1 review)
Ingwe Pan Camp

Ingwe Pan Camp

Ingwe Pan Camp is due to open in May and will be located in a remote area in the north of the Mana Pools National Park


No reviews yet
Tembo Plains Camp

Tembo Plains Camp

Building commenced on Tembo Plains Camp in February 2021. Details are sparce at this stage but we'll update this page once we know more.


No reviews yet
Mana River Camp

Mana River Camp

Mana River Camp sits on the banks of the Zambezi River, a site formerly occupied by Mwinilunga Camp.


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