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Tigerfish Safari

Go fully off grid on this adventurous exploration of Mana Pools National Park combining a classic canoe safari along the Zambezi with some excellent walking. Not for the faint-hearted.

Tigerfish Safari: Day-by-day

More detailed information of what each day entails, and the various places you’ll stay on the Tigerfish Safari. Everything we do is completely tailor-made so while this is an idea which works well, we’ll always design an itinerary just for you.


Day 1

Starts: Harare International Airport

Day 1

Harare to Vundu by road & air

On arrival at Harare International Airport, head to the domestic terminal where you’ll be guided through security and pay any take-off fees before boarding your light-aircraft flight of about 1½ hours to Mana Pools. Here, your guide from Vundu will meet you for the leisurely game drive into camp.

Vundu Camp
Day 1

Vundu Camp

1 night
Full Board & ActivitiesMana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe

Owned by a top Zimbabwean guide, Vundu Camp offers exceptional safari activities from its private location on the Zambezi River. Superb guiding and wildlife: these are the hallmarks of Vundu Camp, whose owner, Nick Murray, is a professional guide of distinction.

Vundu Camp

Owned by a top Zimbabwean guide, Vundu Camp offers exceptional safari activities from its private location on the Zambezi River. Superb guiding and wildlife: these are the hallmarks of Vundu Camp, whose owner, Nick Murray, is a professional guide of distinction.

Vundu lies on the banks of the Zambezi River within a private area of Mana Pools National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site whose “congregation of animals … constitutes one of Africa's outstanding wildlife spectacles”.

It’s a park that Nick and his team know exceptionally well, their experience, skill and dedication attracting the team of David Attenborough’s Dynasties to film here for many months.

Flexibility is very much the key; one minute you could be on a game drive, the next breathless with anticipation as you approach a large elephant on foot. Or switch to a canoe to marvel at the wildlife of this iconic river.

Back in camp, with the river in front and a small “pan” at the back, it’s hard to know where to watch for wildlife – but there are plenty of vantage points: the seating area of your spacious tented chalet; the comfortable lounge raised above the river, or the more lowly area around the firepit.

"waterhole behind the Camp... afforded some great animal and bird sightings .."

WiljofromNorfolk

Arrived 1 Oct 2019, 2 nights

Never mind safari chic; Vundu is a place to come for the safari experience – and it’s up there with the best. See our full report on Vundu Camp

96%
40 reviews of Vundu Camp by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Canoeing

Fishing

Guided walking safari

Day 2

4WD from Vundu to Ruckomechi River

After breakfast you'll head out from Vundu on an early-morning game drive towards your canoe launch site, spotting animals along the way. Generally, the aim is to arrive and get on the water in the morning, before the hottest part of the day.

Mana Pools Canoe Trail
Days 2-5

Mana Canoe Trail

3 nights
Full Board & ActivitiesMana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe

Canoeing is a superb way to see the Zambezi Valley, and particularly Mana Pools National Park. 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.

Mana Pools Canoe Trail

Canoeing is a superb way to see the Zambezi Valley, and particularly Mana Pools National Park. 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.

"the mobile camp which was set up at Chessa and which was excellent all round."

WiljofromNorfolk

Arrived 28 Sep 2019, 3 nights

A Mana Pools Canoe Trail is a really wild adventure on an amazing river, beside a breathtaking stretch of national park. The canoeing is mostly relaxed, and can often be utterly magical – although it’s not without its dangers as this is a very, very wild area with plenty of dangerous game around. Come on this for a serious adventure, and some up-close wildlife experiences. See our full report on Mana Pools Canoe Trail

100%
4 reviews of Mana Canoe Trail by travellers since August 2007

Activities

Birdwatching

Canoeing

Fishing

Fly-camping

Guided walking safari

Sleeping under the stars

Day 5

Game drive transfer across Mana Pools

After an early-morning walk and breakfast beside the mighty Zambezi, you’ll jump into a vehicle for the 30km game drive back along the riverfront to Vundu Camp. Depending on what you see along the way you should arrive in time for a late lunch.

Vundu Camp
Days 5-7

Vundu Camp

2 nights
Full Board & ActivitiesMana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe

Owned by a top Zimbabwean guide, Vundu Camp offers exceptional safari activities from its private location on the Zambezi River. Superb guiding and wildlife: these are the hallmarks of Vundu Camp, whose owner, Nick Murray, is a professional guide of distinction.

Vundu Camp

Owned by a top Zimbabwean guide, Vundu Camp offers exceptional safari activities from its private location on the Zambezi River. Superb guiding and wildlife: these are the hallmarks of Vundu Camp, whose owner, Nick Murray, is a professional guide of distinction.

Vundu lies on the banks of the Zambezi River within a private area of Mana Pools National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site whose “congregation of animals … constitutes one of Africa's outstanding wildlife spectacles”.

It’s a park that Nick and his team know exceptionally well, their experience, skill and dedication attracting the team of David Attenborough’s Dynasties to film here for many months.

Flexibility is very much the key; one minute you could be on a game drive, the next breathless with anticipation as you approach a large elephant on foot. Or switch to a canoe to marvel at the wildlife of this iconic river.

Back in camp, with the river in front and a small “pan” at the back, it’s hard to know where to watch for wildlife – but there are plenty of vantage points: the seating area of your spacious tented chalet; the comfortable lounge raised above the river, or the more lowly area around the firepit.

"I can't imagine a better spot... wonderfully good food and even better people"

AndyfromQueens, NY, USA

Arrived 18 Aug 2021, 4 nights

Never mind safari chic; Vundu is a place to come for the safari experience – and it’s up there with the best. See our full report on Vundu Camp

96%
40 reviews of Vundu Camp by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Canoeing

Fishing

Guided walking safari

Day 7

Vundu to Harare by road & air

Depending on your flight time you may be able to enjoy one last game drive in Mana Pools en route to the airstrip for your light-aircraft flight to Harare International Airport. The flight time, of around 1½ hours, depends on any stops for other passengers to alight.

Day 7

Ends: Harare International Airport

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