Mana Pools National Park

On the middle reaches of the Zambezi River, a hundred kilometres below Lake Kariba is the Mana Pools National Park situated in the heart of the Zambezi Valley.

It is a remote, beautiful place with spectacular views of the broad flowing river, floodplains, the tree canopy and the mountains of the Rift Valley escarpment over the border in Zambia. The park covers 2000kmĀ² and much of it is inaccessible except on foot making it a truly unspoilt habitat and adventurous safari destination.

Riverine forest fringes the river and pools and huge old acacia trees provide a shady canopy for the vegetation below. This beautiful area is Zimbabwe's second world heritage site.

The area is renowned for large numbers of elephant, buffalo, hippo and eland, especially in the dry season when they concentrate along the river. The protein rich seed pods of the ana trees provide vital sustenance for many species and are a favourite food for elephant. Predators are regularly sighted and the birdlife is superb.

Mana Pools has a reputation like no other for close encounters with wildlife and for expert guiding. It's not so much where you stay but who you stay with! Take your pick from Vundu Camp's wild dog expert Nick Murray or Goliath Safari's Stretch Ferreira who knows the big old bull elephants around here like noone else in Mana!

Safaris visiting this attraction

9 days
From £4030
Classic Zim: Victoria Falls, Hwange & Mana Pools

Experience the thunder of Victoria Falls before safaris in Hwange and Mana Pools.

9 days
From £4520
Luxury Zim: Victoria Falls, Hwange & Mana Pools

A tried and tested combo staying in a collection of beautiful small properties in prime locations..