Mana Pools

One of Earth’s most beautiful and authentic safari destinations, Zimbabwe's Mana Pools National Park will leave you breathless.

The untamed wilderness of Mana Pools National Park

Drift. Splash. Listen. Canoe down the Zambezi with the rising sun. Spot hippos bobbing to the surface while ghostly elephants drift through the cathedral-like trees, and a bright red flurry of carmine bee-eaters dazzles on the riverbank upstream. As the sun sets and the evening campfires start, listen to the local lore. Tales of river gods, guarding the land, while in the distance a lion roars.  


Dreaming of an African Safari?

Explore one of the world's most scenic wildlife destinations. Mana Pools is known for abundant wildlife and spellbinding vistas. Travel by game vehicle, searching for elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, wild dog, and numerous antelope. Take to the Zambezi river by boat or canoe, scanning for wildlife and revelling in the avian abundance.

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Safari in Zimbabwe’s great wilderness

Supremely remote and wild, a safari to Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools is the ultimate African adventure. Spend warm days cruising the Zambezi River, spotting elephants, zebras and buffalo along the banks, a chorus of birdsong providing the soundtrack to the morning. Learn secrets of the wild from Africa’s finest guides, track cats like leopard on evening game drives.


Our camps in Mana Pools National Park

Mana Pools National Park is set in the heart of the Lower Zambezi Valley, where Africa’s fourth-largest river meanders along Zimbabwe’s northern border on its way to the Indian Ocean. Little Ruckmoechi and Ruckomechi camps lie in a private wilderness area at the western end of Mana Pools. Luxurious Chikwenya sits on the eastern boundary of the park, also overlooking the Zambezi River.

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Mana Pools featured stories

Looking for the ultimate, untamed safari in Africa? Our featured stories about Mana Pools in Zimbabwe will have you wanting to pack for your next adventure. Watch our thrilling videos of the wildlife you can encounter and explore our intimate, luxury safari camps. Coffee hot? Comfortable? Enjoy.

A Busy Fortnight since Ruckomechi Opened for the Season

Saturday the 15th April marked two weeks since we opened our camp doors for the new season at Ruckom...

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Eddie Mudzimu


New Season around the Corner for Ruckomechi

In just a few weeks from now we will open our warm hearts and doors to our first guests at Ruckomech...

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Eddie Mudzimu


A Ruckomechi Concession Traverse

Immerse yourself in a game drive around the Ruckomechi Concession with camp manager Edmond Mudzimu a...

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Eddie Mudzimu


Let’s plan your next journey


When we say we’re there every step of the way, we mean it, literally. From planning the perfect circuit, to private inter-camp transfers on Wilderness Air, and easing you through Customs. We’re with you on the ground, at your side, 24-7, from start to finish. Ready to take the road less travelled? Contact our Travel Designers to plan an unforgettable journey.