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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:

Showing 11-20 of 101
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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
Mr & Mrs T
Sevenoaks

"Zimbabwe - at last !"

I visited Zimbabwe between 10 Sep 2022 and 23 Sep 2022
"We waited a long time to do this trip and it turned out to be very nearly as good as we hoped.

As in life in general, there were ups and downs - Bumi Hills was a massive surprise in a good way and Nyamatusi/ Mana Pools was a disappointment.

Overall we enjoyed it hugely and it was really nice to be back in Africa again." Read full review: 13 nights in Africa; 11 on a Zimbabwe safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr and Mrs J
Sydney

"My Sep 2022 trip"

I visited Zimbabwe between 2 Sep 2022 and 10 Sep 2022
"I would certainly recommend the split stay between a camp on the river and one away from the river given the totally different landscape. A visit to Stretch's is highly recommended." Read full review: 8 nights in Africa; 8 on a Zimbabwe safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr & Mrs H
Lisvane

"My Aug 2022 trip"

I visited Zimbabwe and 1 other country between 31 Aug 2022 and 14 Sep 2022
"Our first trip to Zimbabwe and we will return to Zimbabwe at some future point." Read full review: 14 nights in Africa; 13 on a Zimbabwe safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mrs I
Clitheroe

"My Aug 2022 trip"

I visited Zimbabwe between 8 Aug 2022 and 18 Aug 2022
"Everything went perfectly and we appreciated that Little Vundu especially knew what we wanted as photographers before we arrived so we got the best guiding experience ever.

We did ask the staff of Little Vundu to please stop using one way plastic bottles and use refillable bottles." Read full review: 10 nights in Africa; 8 on a Zimbabwe safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr & Mrs H
UK

"My Aug 2022 trip"

I visited Zimbabwe and 1 other country between 6 Aug 2022 and 21 Aug 2022
"Overall a fantastic trip staying at four camps in the Okavango Delta and Zimbabwe with an overnight stop at the Victoria Falls hotel.

We had been to the camp in the Delta before and knew what to expect but it was just as good the second time around. It was our first time in Zim, visiting one camp in Hwange and two in Mana Pools, each was very good in its own way and we would certainly go back again.

All the logistics worked pretty seamlessly.

Thanks very much to the Expert Africa team for putting it together for us and rearranging it twice, just a shame we couldn't do it in 2020 when we originally planned." Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 10 on a Zimbabwe safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr D & Miss P
Bucks

"My Jul 2022 trip"

I visited Zimbabwe between 20 Jul 2022 and 2 Aug 2022
"One of our best safari holidays, partly because of the service from Expert Africa, and partly because of some amazing experiences which could never have been planned for.

Tom clearly understood the sort of holiday we were looking for, and his attention to detail was very good." Read full review: 13 nights in Africa; 11 on a Zimbabwe safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr & Mrs M
Ascot

"My Jul 2022 trip"

I visited Zimbabwe between 6 Jul 2022 and 23 Jul 2022
"We saw what we set out to see [wild dogs] however whilst Chitake was good I was surprised by the lack of wildlife at Vundu.It was hardwork to see wildlife and I would imagine for first timer on safari disappointing" Read full review: 17 nights in Africa; 12 on a Zimbabwe safari
Overall trip
Good
Mr B & Ms N
Georgia

"My May 2022 trip"

I visited Zimbabwe between 26 May 2022 and 4 Jun 2022
"Claire is a Rock Star. Attention to detail and trip planning was perfect.

Thanks again Claire!" Read full review: 9 nights in Africa; 9 on a Zimbabwe safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mrs M
Japan

"Trip for the first time in 2 years"

I visited Zimbabwe between 28 Apr 2022 and 8 May 2022
"I was really happy that finally I traveled to Mana Pools. I had to postpone this trip for 2 years and had to change my itinerary many times.

Covid-19 pandemic is going to be over soon and we are starting to get back our normal.

Thank you Claire, for being patient and supportive. I will plan my trip to African countries with Expert Africa again." Read full review: 10 nights in Africa; 7 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.


92% (17 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% (13 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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