Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe

A small park with a big soul, offering wildlife encounters beyond compare in one of Africa's best safari destinations.

A small park with a big soul, Mana Pools is an intimate safari experience. It’s remote and therefore more exclusive; wildlife encounters will be shared with your group alone. Depending on how much time you have, discovery can be slow and intentional; the recommended pace for exploring a small park holding big treasures.

The life-giving power of the Zambezi River makes Mana Pools National Park one of Zimbabwe’s most flourishing regions. The park has been recognised as the country’s second World Heritage Site and one of the continent’s best game-viewing areas. Due to its range of habitats, from woodland to savannah to cliff and the Zambezi River, Mana holds a healthy and varied birdlife – with over 380 species recorded. Some bucket list birds include the Pel’s fishing owl, Lilian’s lovebirds, and the carmine bee-eater which visit every September to nest in the river banks. 

Canoe trips are offered year-round and provide a memorable way for visitors to experience the area’s scenic beauty and diverse fauna, while guided walks are a great way to take in its riverside landscape.  Time spent here offers unparalleled game viewing and photographic opportunities, with Mana’s light and beauty unmatched anywhere on the African continent