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Zimbabwe

Mana Pools National Park

Explore Mana Pools National Park

Mana Pools National Park is situated in the heart of the Zambezi Valley. The area is a remote and beautiful place with spectacular views of the Zambezi river, floodplains, the tree canopy and the mountains of the Rift Valley escarpment over the border in Zambia. Spectacular for game viewing by boat, you will be able to spot huge numbers of buffalo and elephant along the water's edge, while predators such as lion, wild dog, leopard and cheetah are often sighted in the grasslands.

Highlights

  • Immersive canoe safaris along the waterways of Mana Pools
  • Sensational game viewing including rare African wild dog
  • Year-round pools which draw wildlife in the dry season
  • Renowned for exceptional birdwatching

Iconic Activities

  • 4 WD Safari Icon 4WD Safari
  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
  • Boat Trip Icon Boat Trip
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Canoeing Kayaking Icon Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Fishing Icon Fishing
  • Kids Bushcraft Icon Kids Bushcraft
  • Photographic Safari Icon Photographic Safari
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Enriching encounters

ICONIC WILDLIFE

Whether you want to tick the Big Five off your bucket list or seek out specific safari species, our expert guides reveal the typical wildlife sightings to expect in the Mana Pools National Park

  • Wild Dog
    Wild Dog
  • Zebra
    Zebra
  • Spotted Hyena
    Spotted Hyena
  • Lion
    Lion
  • Leopard
    Leopard
  • Kudu
    Kudu
  • Hippo
    Hippo
  • Elephant
    Elephant
  • Crocodile
    Crocodile
  • Cheetah
    Cheetah
  • Buffalo
    Buffalo
  • African Fish Eagle
    African Fish Eagle
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