Mana Pools

Mana Pools National Park brings you closer to the wonders of nature with its pristine landscapes and untouched ecosystems in the raw untamed wilderness of northern Zimbabwe.

A Remote and Rugged Wilderness Experience

The iconic Mana Pools National Park is a rugged UNESCO World Heritage Site. Meaning ‘four’ in the local Shona language, Mana refers to the park’s four large pools that are remnants of ancient oxbow lakes that were carved out by the impressive Zambezi River. Situated in the middle of the Zambezi Valley, the Mana Pools National Park offers the incredible opportunity to embark on expertly guided canoe trails. Offering a remote and rugged wilderness experience, encounter an abundance of wildlife that ranges from large mammals to over 350 bird species. Explore the park’s vast floodplains, meandering rivers, and lush woodlands as you embark on game drives and walking safaris guided by experienced rangers. The park’s appeal lies in its close encounters with wildlife, as it allows walking safaris that bring you up close to Africa’s majestic creatures.

Capture Moments of Reflective Beauty

A paradise for walking and canoeing safaris, Mana Pools is a wildlife-rich, biodiverse wonderland that delights at every turn. On a leisurely canoe safari along the Zambezi, glide silently through the waterways and observe elephants and hippos in their natural habitat. Expect to spot hippos, crocodiles, elephants and a wonderful array of birds as well as a chance of seeing lions hunting around waterholes, where prey are seemingly easy pickings. The landscapes are dotted with towering acacia and mahogany trees whose shade is vital to the parks’ 12,000 plus elephants in the dry season. With no human settlement in sight, relish the feeling of remoteness, extreme wilderness, and high concentration of wildlife. Mana Pools’ beauty extends beyond its wildlife, as the night sky unveils a perfect opportunity for stargazing. An experience for which words can do no justice.


Mana Pools offers a select range of accommodations from luxury tented camps to stylish bush lodges, each providing a comfortable and immersive experience in the heart of the park from which activities can be taken.