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Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe

Mana Pools National Park is an excellent game viewing destination located on the banks of the Zambezi River opposite Zambia’s Lower Zambezi National Park.

The magic of this national park, which is a World Heritage Site, stems from the pervading sense of the wild and also in the park’s relative remoteness.

Mana Pools has a parklike appearance with massive acacia albida trees towering over more open grassland whilst away from the river and its floodplain the area is covered in thick bush.

The park has excellent game viewing along the mighty Zambezi River and around the oxbow lakes that give Mana Polls its name. Game includes plentiful lion, elephant and buffalo as well as offering a good chance of viewing leopard. The river teems with crocodile and hippo and large herds of buffalo graze along the shoreline.

Part of the fun at Mana Pools is getting out on the river and short, guided, canoe ...

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WHY VISIT Mana Pools National Park


ACCOMMODATION IN Mana Pools National Park

There is world class accommodation here in all categories, your choice of hotel, lodge or camp will depend on whether you are after a romantic stay or something more family orientated. Our consultants can guide you on the best options for your budget and aspirations.


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SAMPLE TOURS

Below are some successful itineraries that have worked well for our clients. Please call to check availability or better still let us tailor make your own safari holiday.

Elephant Trails

Zimbabwe

10 days from £2955

Hwange to Mana Pools Flyer

Zimbabwe

9 days from £4432 to £5668

Zambezi Explorer

Zimbabwe

12 days from £3956 to £5114


PLACES TO GO IN Mana Pools National Park

Any camp within the park will provide an excellent base from which to explore the area. The game viewing experience is good everywhere and Mana is one of Africa’s smaller parks, although it is surrounded by other wildlife areas along the Zambezi river and in the hinterland.



WHEN IS THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO GO?

Ultimately this can depend on many factors unique to you, your budget, interests and expectations which, varies for each individual. Call and we’ll happily discuss some ideas with you. The best time to visit is during the dry months from May to October with August and September usually the optimum for game viewing.

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DRY SEASON

May to August has clear sunny days with fantastic game viewing. Nights turn cool so you’ll need an extra layer or two.

September becomes hot and the land is now very dry, outstanding game viewing as the animals congregate to water sources.

Spectacular Victoria Falls can be viewed best from June through to September when the water levels are low resulting in less spray to inhibit your view.

green SEASON

The rains fall from November through to March transforming the land which is now lush, green and dense, animals are more dispersed and guides work harder.

Whilst the showers are short and have minimal impact on your safari, the track roads can be problematic and difficult to pass in Mana pools.

The wet season brings promise of new life everywhere and animals are giving birth.

Migrating birds have arrived and many birds are in their breeding plumage, this is a spectacular time for bird watchers.

SHOULDER SEASON

By April most of the rain should cease. The days are warmer and the land begins to dry out. Temperatures drop at night.

October can get very hot and the land parched. Excellent time for game viewing.

November can be unpredictable, with either very hot dry spells or the beginning of the rainy season.



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