Discover Mana Pools, Zimbabwe
|Mana Pools Guide Where to Stay|
Mana Pools - Where to StayThe following are a few of the many accommodation options and activities on offer at Mana Pools:
Chikwenya - Situated on the eastern boundary of Mana Pools National Park and offers an unparalleled remote African wildlife and wilderness experience. Chikwenya offers discerning clients the opportunity to explore untouched Africa on professionally guided wildlife viewing walks, on wildlife viewing drives in open 4x4 vehicles and on boating or canoe excursions. Fishing for Zimbabwe's infamous tiger fish also proves exciting. Guests are accommodated in 8 large walk in tented rooms raised on wooden walkways with en suite shower and toilet.
Ruckomechi Camp - Is situated on the western side of Mana Pools National Park (a world heritage sight) overlooking the Zambezi River and shaded by a grove of massive acacia trees. Guests are accommodated in 10 luxury thatched chalets with en suite facilities. Ruckomechi has no fence, so wildlife wanders freely through the camp. The camp is well known for its outstanding variety of game, and its unique bath and loo with a view. Ruckomechi won "Best Safari Camp" in Zimbabwe for four consecutive years. Activities including professionally guided wildlife viewing walks wildlife viewing drives in open 4x4 vehicles, canoe trips on the Zambezi River, boat trips and fishing.
Kanga Bush Camp - Offers guests a pure and unspoilt Africa experience in the Mana Pools National Park away from the river but at a pan. The beauty in this area is of a kind you will not encounter anywhere else - making it your private Africa. Kanga Pan particularly attracts great game in big concentrations as it is the only water found in the floodplain above the river. The semi-permanent camp offers six tents with en-suite bathroom facilities and out-doors shower and basins over-looking the water hole of Kanga Pan.
Tented Safari Camp - Is an authentic Traditional Safari Camp located either on the river banks of the lower Zambezi River or inland at Chitake Springs, which has prolific game, especially in the dry seasons . The camp is a prime position to observe the abundant wildlife in a spectacular setting.
Several professional operators run tented camps in the Mana Pools area, ranging from semi-permanent camps to mobile safaris where camp is set up exclusively for clients (and in some cases moved to a new location on the river each night)
Canoe Trails are adventure orientated, semi-participatory canoe safaris are popular amongst those seeking no frills and close encounters with the wildlife (ranging from 3 day to 10 day safaris) – your bath is a bucket from the Zambezi River and you carry all your equipment including cooking equipment, food and tents in your canoes. It is a great way to traverse the Zambezi River and be part of nature and no intrusion (you can choose a trail that runs along the Mana Pools shoreline).Tafika Safari Lodge – Guests can enjoy prime Tiger Fishing Safari in the unspoilt wilderness of Chewore safari area. The lodge offers 7 luxury brick-under thatch chalets – each with twin beds, overhead fans, stylish en suite bathroom with shower and breathtaking views of the Zambezi River and Zambian escarpment.