Explore Zimbabwe – Mana Pools

Mana Pools Safari – Mana Pools National Park is in the far north of Zimbabwe. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mana Pools is known for its exceptional walking safaris and photography. 

Mana Pools Safari

Mana Pools is simply bursting with birdlife and wildlife, especially during the dry season from June to October. From Wild dogs and Lions to the amazing Elephants who stand up !

Discover Mana Pools

Mana Pools Camp - Boswell
Mana Pools Camp - Elephants in camp
Mana Pools Camp - Bush Walk
Mana Pools Camp - Dawn Walk

Mana Pools Safari is situated in  a 219,600 ha wildlife conservation area in northern Zimbabwe. It is a region of the lower Zambezi River Valley where the flood plain turns into a broad expanse of lakes after each rainy season. As the lakes gradually dry up and recede, the region attracts many large animals in search of water, making it one of Africa‘s most renowned game-viewing regions.

The park was inscribed, in conjunction with the Sapi Safari Area (118,000 ha) and Chewore Safari Area (339,000 ha) as a single UNESCO World Heritage site (for a total of 676,600 ha) in 1984 and this is based on its pure wilderness and beauty. The Mana Pools were designated a Ramsar wetland of international importance in January 2013.  It is home to a wide range of mammals, over 350 bird species, and aquatic wildlife, and is one of the world’s wildest and best preserved natural ecological areas.

Tiger Canyon Private Game Reserve
Mana Pools Safari
Mana Pools Safari
Tiger Canyon - Lodge Interior
Mana Pools Safari

Mana Pools Safari

A true wilderness experience in one of the most incredible wild places you will ever visit in Southern Africa. While we aim to provide an unforgettable up close and personal experience with excellent photographic opportunities, this will only be done without intentionally interfering with or disturbing wildlife.

With our incredible friend, Steve Bolnick and his team at CAMP MANA, on this amazing safari, we facilitate a genuine immersive wilderness experience while having a minimal impact on the environment. You will go on personal journey of discovery within yourself and the magic of Mana Pools.

There is a safari-style for everyone. The camp’s small, hands-on team provides real personal, old-school safaris for true lovers of wilderness. They leave a minimal environmental ‘footprint’ with this temporary camp and firmly believe the wilderness should be kept wild and undeveloped. From secure tents, flushing toilets and “bucket showers”, you will enjoy every moment during the safari.

The photographic opportunities while being on foot, be in the presence of the animals at ground level with help you experience a new sensory creative opportunity.

ACCOMMODATION consists of 8 single/ twin/double ensuite tents under fly sheets, with large gauze windows. The camp accommodates 12 guests at any one time.

FACILITIES include an en-suite flush toilet and hot bucket shower. A hand basin is provided in the bathroom as well as on the verandah (This is filled each morning with hot water to freshen up with).

ELECTRICITY Camp Mana endeavours to be as environmentally sensitive as possible. All tents are supplied with solar lights. The communal lounge area is illuminated with solar lights. For ambience, we also use paraffin lamps and candlelight in the camp. A central solar powered charging station is provided for guest camera batteries, cell-phones etc. We politely request that guests charge their equipment when the sun is up.

WATER Purified drinking water is provided free of charge. River water is used for showers and laundry.

WIFI is not available anywhere in camp. Guest are encouraged to immerse themselves in the experience that is Mana Pools.

Safari options available (We recommend 6 nights but can meet your specific needs)

  • Nature enthusiast and adventurers
  • Photography Experience (Join a standard safari group without photo guide)
  • Photography Guided Experience
  • Private Guided Experiences

Proposed Mana Pools Experience Itinerary

Day 1 - Transfer to Camp Mana | Lunch | Activity | Dinner | Bed






Day 2 to 6 - Coffee, Activity | Breakfast | Siesta | HIgh tea | Activity | Dinner | Bed






Day 7 - Breakfast | Short Game Drive | Transfer to Harare | Dinner & Overnight






Day 8 - Breakfast | PCR Test | Safari ends when PCR results are recieved






2022 Scheduled Departures – maximum 5 guests only per date

  • August 30th – 7th September – 9 Day Nature and Photographic Safari – Hosted by Andrew Aveley and Brendon Jennings
  • September 9th – September 17th – 9 Day Nature and Photographic Safari – Hosted by Robbie Aspeling and Andrew Aveley.

SADC Rate for Mana Pools 8 night Safari Per Person Sharing – $ 5695.00 USD

Standard Rate for Mana Pools 8 Night Safari per person – $ 7795.00 USD

Please note all additional flights, accomodations can be booked with us – hello@wildexpressions.co.za



What to bring with you during your Mana Pools Safari

  • Binoculars and camera. NO SHARING due to COVID regulations
  • Layered clothing – it can be very cool in the early morning and  hot later in the day.
  • Good quality hiking boots/shoes and light backpack for your water and binoculars
  • In winter months , gloves and a very warm jacket as temperatures can drop as low as 0 dgr celsius
  • A buff, sunglasses, hat, beanie and sunscreen is highly recommended.

Validity for trips until 15 November 2022 

Discounts only apply to rates for RSA/SADC residents only

Bookings subject to change and availability – T&C apply

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