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Best of Mana Pools

from $14,375.00

Highlights

  • Spend time in 3 different safari camps
  • Enjoy Chitake Springs, one of Africa’s wildest & most remote safari locations
  • Enjoy the scenic floodplain experience in Mana Pools
  • Watch animals drink from one of the last remaining waterholes at Kanga Camp
  • Zambezi Expeditions & Kanga Camp offer some of the best elephant viewing in Africa, the camps are open & unfenced & elephants roam freely
  • Stand a chance of seeing the famous wild dogs of Mana, as seen on BBC’s “Dynasties” documentary
  • Go in search of the known elephants bulls of Mana that stand on their hind legs to feed
  • Spend time with Africa dangerous game on foot in the company of experienced safari guides
  • A unique itinerary offering both a floodplain and woodland experience within Mana Pools National Park
  • Enjoy access to the eye-level photo hide at Kavinga Camp at Chitake Springs
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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Safari
  • Activity Level Challenging
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  • Group Size Small Group
    5
All about the Best of Mana Pools.

Overview

Nestled within the Zambezi Valley lies a creation of nature still pure, splendid, untouched and wild. With the mighty Zambezi flowing to the North, the wooded floodplain to the South plays host to one of the most astonishing wildlife experiences in Africa. This is a unique safari experience to Mana Pools in that it offers the opportunity to explore both the wildlife-rich floodplain as well as “the last waterhole” further inland known as Kanga Pan, as well as a 3 night stay at the wildest place in Africa – Chitake Springs. You gain insight into the entirety of Mana on this safari and you’ll love every second of it. You still get to see the elephants, wild dogs and lion prides on the floodplain. In addition though your stays at Kavinga & Kanga Camps will showcase the woodlands & southern reaches of Mana Pools to you in a beautiful way. Both Kanga & Kavinga offers the only water source within their respective regions during the dry season and animals flock there daily. This is a comprehensive safari experience to Mana Pools that will touch your senses in every way.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  1. Day 1 Arrival

    The tour will start in Harare, Zimbabwe. From Harare we will board a chartered flight Into Mana Pools (estimated flight time around 1 and a half hours).

    Our local guide will meet us at the airstrip in Mana Pools and we will transfer by road to our home for the next 3 nights, Kavinga Safaris. After settling in and enjoying a scrumptious lunch we will depart on our first activity in the afternoon and explore the beauty of Chitake Springs.

    We will return to camp shortly after sunset as per park rules and enjoy a drink & dinner back at camp, keeping an eye out over the water below for predators coming inf or an evening drink.

     

    Our local Guide will meet us at the airstrip in Mana Pools and we will transfer by road to our home for the next 5 nights, Zambezi Expeditions.

    After settling in and enjoy a scrumptious lunch we will depart on our first activity in the afternoon and explore the beauty of Mana Pools.

    We will return to Camp shortly after sunset as per park rules and enjoy a cold drink around the fire overlooking the mighty Zambezi River.

  2. Day 2 Safari

    Full days on safari on in Chitake Springs. These days will combine walking experiences & some game drive by 4×4 vehicle. The area suits both perfectly & we’ll be in the company of a qualified pro Zimbabwe guide, equipped with intimate knowledge of the surrounding area. It’s the late dry season and we expect plenty activity around the remaining water. Lions should be around for the most part & there are a couple of semi-habituated leopards that we’ll try to locate. Anything can go down in the wilderness that is Chitake. Animals travel long & far in order to drinks from the water surrounding the camp and predators such as lion, leopard, hyena & wild dog are never far off.

    There’s also a great eye-level photo hide in just below camp & this will be well used during our stay. Beautiful photo opportunities could come into play here both during daytime and also at night.

  3. Day 3 Safari

    Full days on safari on in Chitake Springs. These days will combine walking experiences & some game drive by 4×4 vehicle. The area suits both perfectly & we’ll be in the company of a qualified pro Zimbabwe guide, equipped with intimate knowledge of the surrounding area. It’s the late dry season and we expect plenty activity around the remaining water. Lions should be around for the most part & there are a couple of semi-habituated leopards that we’ll try to locate. Anything can go down in the wilderness that is Chitake. Animals travel long & far in order to drinks from the water surrounding the camp and predators such as lion, leopard, hyena & wild dog are never far off.

    There’s also a great eye-level photo hide in just below camp & this will be well used during our stay. Beautiful photo opportunities could come into play here both during daytime and also at night.

  4. Day 4 Safari

    After a morning safari acitivity as well as breakfast we’ll depart camp & leave for the Mana Pools floodplain. Our guide from Zambezi Expeditions will meet us along the way as we bid farewell to Kavinga Safaris. The drive is approximately 2 hours. After arriving enjoy lunch & camp orientation and then head out for an exciting afternoon safari on the exciting ManaPools floodplain.

  5. Day 5 Safari

    Full days on safari on the Mana Pools floodplain.

    All activities will start from camp on the banks of the Zambezi River. There will be two safari activities daily. We’ll always depart camp by road as we go in search of wildlife. Favourite animals to look out for would be large elephants bull, some of whom can stand on their hind legs, lion prides, wild dogs, large herds of buffalo and more. At times the morning and afternoon light is so striking that we’ll spend time photographing animals such as impala, waterbuck or kudu below the magnificent winter thorn canopy.

    We return to camp by around 10am in the mornings. There’ll be time for brunch in camp. Between safari activities you can rest up, enjoy the view from camp, be entertained by all the animals that pass through camp itself (elephants, baboons, eland and more), or meet with your wild eye guide and work through images etc.

  6. Day 6 Safari

    Full days on safari on the Mana Pools floodplain.

    All activities will start from camp on the banks of the Zambezi River. There will be two safari activities daily. We’ll always depart camp by road as we go in search of wildlife. Favourite animals to look out for would be large elephants bull, some of whom can stand on their hind legs, lion prides, wild dogs, large herds of buffalo and more. At times the morning and afternoon light is so striking that we’ll spend time photographing animals such as impala, waterbuck or kudu below the magnificent winter thorn canopy.

    We return to camp by around 10am in the mornings. There’ll be time for brunch in camp. Between safari activities you can rest up, enjoy the view from camp, be entertained by all the animals that pass through camp itself (elephants, baboons, eland and more), or meet with your wild eye guide and work through images etc.

  7. Day 7 Safari

    Full days on safari on the Mana Pools floodplain.

    All activities will start from camp on the banks of the Zambezi River. There will be two safari activities daily. We’ll always depart camp by road as we go in search of wildlife. Favourite animals to look out for would be large elephants bull, some of whom can stand on their hind legs, lion prides, wild dogs, large herds of buffalo and more. At times the morning and afternoon light is so striking that we’ll spend time photographing animals such as impala, waterbuck or kudu below the magnificent winter thorn canopy.

    We return to camp by around 10am in the mornings. There’ll be time for brunch in camp. Between safari activities you can rest up, enjoy the view from camp, be entertained by all the animals that pass through camp itself (elephants, baboons, eland and more), or meet with your wild eye guide and work through images etc.

  8. Day 8 Departure

    After a morning breakfast followed by a full morning safari activity we’ll depart for Kanga Camp. The drive will take you through the mixed woodland regions of Mana arriving in camp just over an hour or so later. The camp’s waterhole is always active so upon arrival you’ll enjoy an icy drink & watch the happenings at the waterhole. You could go on an afternoon game drive following lunch or simply enjoy the action at the waterhole for the rest of the afternoon.

  9. Day 9 Safari/Departure

     

    Enjoy 2 full days of safari at Kanga Camp. The best way to experience Kanga Camp & its waterhole is to wait for wildlife to come for a drink. It’s one of the last remaining waterholes in the region and it’s very active during Sept & Oct each year.

    The camp is best experienced from the comfortable lodge deck, drink in hand and camera by your side. It’s not uncommon for predators to arrive for a drink during the early evening or during dinner.

    By spending the bulk of your time on the deck of Kanga Pan you ensure that you don’t miss out on any action. As the day wears on and dusk arrives there’s a good chance of seeing predators like lion, wild dogs, hyena and even leopard come for a drink.

    There will also be an opportunity for exciting morning walks to explore the region by foot.

     

  10. Day 10 Safari

     

    Enjoy 2 full days of safari at Kanga Camp. The best way to experience Kanga Camp & its waterhole is to wait for wildlife to come for a drink. It’s one of the last remaining waterholes in the region and it’s very active during Sept & Oct each year.

    The camp is best experienced from the comfortable lodge deck, drink in hand and camera by your side. It’s not uncommon for predators to arrive for a drink during the early evening or during dinner.

    By spending the bulk of your time on the deck of Kanga Pan you ensure that you don’t miss out on any action. As the day wears on and dusk arrives there’s a good chance of seeing predators like lion, wild dogs, hyena and even leopard come for a drink.

    There will also be an opportunity for exciting morning walks to explore the region by foot.

     

  11. Day 11 Departure

    Enjoy breakfast and a morning safari activity at Kanga Camp. From here we’ll board a flight and travel back to Harare, signalling the end of your safari experience.

Dates & Prices

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Duration Spaces Price Book
August 9 - 19, 2020 4 $14,375.00
Guide: Michael

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