African Bush Camps: Mana Pools, Hwange & Victoria Falls

12 days
FROM £ 4495

African Bush Camps: Mana Pools, Hwange & Victoria Falls

This exciting safari takes you to two different areas in the Mana Pools National Park before moving on to Hwange National Park. You end this amazing safari holiday in the world famous Victoria Falls. You will see incredible wildlife including the Big Five and in Victoria Falls you can see the world famous waterfalls as well as enjoy a sunset cruise on the Zambezi.

On this holiday you stay in luxurious 5* tented camps and a 5* riverside safari lodge owned by African Bush Camps on an all inclusive basis. The luxury safari tents offer a fabulous Out of Africa experience with comfortable beds and gorgeous bathrooms. The lodge is stylish and luxurious with private plunge pools and views over the Zambezi River. At all of them you will find superb service, fabulous food and an amazing game viewing experience including walking safaris and canoe safaris.

The Real World Conservation Trust (formerly Real Africa Trust) works with leading conservation organisations to raise awareness as well as raising funds for specific projects. Partners include Save the Elephants, Save the Rhino, The Sheldrick Trust, Rhino Conservation Botswana and Animals saving Animals. You can find out more on our Conservation pages. On behalf of every client travelling, Real Africa makes a donation to the Trust. Our aim is to raise awareness about the plight of endangered species and to promote sustainable, socially responsible travel which benefits the wildlife and communities you choose to visit. The Trust's current campaign, Explorers against Extinction has successfully raised enough money to fund a brand new canine unit for RCB. Two pups were trained with Animals saving Animals and deployed to Botswana in summer 2018 as rhino protection dogs. Visit our News and Conservation pages for more info! African Bush Camps runs its own charitable Foundation which you contribute to when booking a stay with them. Water and energy are precious resources that are too often in short supply in arid Africa. The Foundation seeks to assist in putting the best environmental methods into practice in each African Bush Camps safari camp, from solar-powered waterholes to basic energy conservation programmes. Outside the camps, they work with the surrounding communities to implement human-wildlife conflict mitigation techniques and work with both elders and children to learn and understand innovative ways to conserve resources whilst implementing sustainable land-use practices.

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Safari Itinerary

DAY 1 - 3

Mana Pools
On arrival in Harare you will transfer to your onwards flight to Mana Pools Airstrip. On arrival there you will be met and transferred to your safari camp, Zambezi Expeditions. You will spend the next few days enjoying guided game drives in open 4x4 , safari walks and canoe safaris. Mana Pools National Park: The life-giving power of the Zambezi River makes Mana Pools National Park one of Zimbabwe’s most lush and flourishing regions, designated as the country’s second World Heritage Site and known as one of the continent’s premier game-viewing regions. Canoe trips are offered year-round and provide a unique and memorable way for visitors to experience the area’s striking scenic beauty and diverse fauna, while guided walks are a great way to take its pristine riverside forests.

DAY 4 - 5

Kanga Pan, Mana Pools
Today following breakfast you will head off on a game drive to your next camp. Set in the most remote part of the World Heritage Site in Mana Pools is the Kanga Pan. Kanga Pan itself is the only known water source in the area available throughout the year, making it a hub for wildlife and a delight to explore on foot. Game abounds on the flood plains and in the Mopane woodlands of Mana Pools. Kanga Pan particularly attracts great game in big concentrations as it is the only water found in the floodplain above the river. The predators, including lion, wild dog and leopard are often sighted and large concentrations of buffalo can be found in the Mopane woodland and open plains studded with Ilala Palms. Kudu, zebra, impala and waterbuck can be seen on the surrounding plains. Elephant take advantage of the plentiful albida trees in the area. Bird watching is also a great attraction.

DAY 6 - 8

Hwange National Park
This morning you will fly to Hwange National Park where you will be met and transferred to Somalisa Camp. Activities over the next few days include guided bush walks accompanied by qualified and professional guides as well as game drives, spot lighting and game viewing from hides. Guests can expect to see elephant, kudu and sable antelope, zebra, wildebeest, gemsbok, the rare and endangered roan antelope, buffalo, giraffe, white rhino, lion, leopard, hyena, and other wildlife species. Hwange National Park: A haven for over 100 mammals and 400 bird species, the park protects populations of all of Zimbabwe’s endangered species, elephants numbering in excess of 20,000 (up from around 4,000 when the park was proclaimed), and what is thought to be one of the largest populations of African wild dog left in the world. Large prides of lion and buffalo are frequently seen here and you have a good chance of spotting leopard and rhino in addition to cheetah and spotted hyena. The wild and woolly brown hyena also occurs here and is something of a rarity.
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  • All domestic/regional flights and departure taxes specified
  • All accommodation and board basis as specified
  • All transfers
  • All park fees on safari
  • Game drives/activities on safari operated by the camps and lodges with other clients
  • A tour of Victoria Falls (including park fees)
  • A sunset cruise during your stay in Livingstone
  • A village visit and a visit to the Livingstone Museum during your stay in Livingstone
  • Laundry
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance
  • ATOL financial protection
  • The services of our offices in Zimbabwe, Zambia and the UK with 24/7 contact details
Not Included: International flights, travel insurance, meals not specified, gratuities, any items of a personal nature, entrance fee to the falls,
a visa for Zimbabwe and Zambia

Price Guide

  • Per person sharing from £4,495 (low season); from £6,280 (high season)
  • This trip is available all year round (except Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec)
  • The price guide is based on the accommodation, safaris and transfers as listed above and is subject to availability at the time of booking.
  • For an exact quotation and itinerary based on your requirements please do get in touch.

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