Mana Pools Tourism Services

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Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

  • A transfer from the airport can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1

Drive to Mana Pools National Park

Drive to Mana Pools National Park

Early Start (06:00am) at Sunbird Guest House with 4x4 handover. We will demonstrate the operation of the vehicle and associated equipment and run you through the paperwork (please allow approx. 1hr 30 Mins- please don't rush this as it is vital for your safety and comfort).

Once the handover is completed, we'll set you off on the road to Mana Pools! Follow the GPS directions up the Great North Road. Brim your fuel tanks at Karoi and Makuti then proceed to Marongora Zimparks check-in, and present entry permits which we have prepared for you. You will need to pay a small Zimparks vehicle entry fees (USD3 per day). Descend the Zambezi Escarpment and turn onto the Mana dust road (you will now learn what corrugations are!). Proceed approx. 70km through the bush to Mana Reception.

Set up your campsite. You are responsible for all camp chores from cooking to cleaning and keeping your food safely stowed in the vehicle away from Monkeys & elephants (no fresh fruit allowed).

Main Destination:
Mana Pools National Park
Best Time To Visit June to October (Best wildlife viewing)
High Season July to September
Best Weather April to September (Rains rarely fall)

Wildlife in Mana Pools NP

ElephantAbundant
LionCommon
BuffaloCommon
ZebraCommon
HippoCommon
HyenaCommon
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LeopardOccasional
Wild DogOccasional
Accommodation:
Budget camping
  • Inside Mana Pools NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • Meals at own expense
  • Drinks not included

Day 2

Explore Mana Pools

Explore Mana Pools

Wake up on your first day at Mana to a cacophony of birdsong and animal sounds, hippo grunts, lion roars, and hyena howls. You are in paradise. We suggest you book a Zimparks ranger at reception to take you on guided walks along the Mana floodplain every morning and evening because walking is what sets Mana apart from other African parks. Don't waste the opportunity and freedom of being allowed to walk at Mana by driving randomly along Mana's rather limited road network. Get out there in the bush with an armed Zimparks ranger and walk—you will be immersed in the bugs and birds and live a totally different experience to the standard African game drive. This is real, wild Africa.

Main Destination:
Mana Pools National Park
Accommodation:
Budget camping
  • Inside Mana Pools NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • Meals at own expense
  • Drinks not included

Day 3

Explore Mana Pools National Park

Explore Mana Pools National Park

Get into your Mana routine. Book morning and afternoon walks with Zimparks rangers. Relax during the heat of the day and see more animals walk through your campsite than you saw on your walk. You are now starting to become used to the Mana lifestyle.

Main Destination:
Mana Pools National Park
Accommodation:
Budget camping
  • Inside Mana Pools NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • Meals at own expense
  • Drinks not included

Day 4

Drive to Lake Kariba

Drive to Lake Kariba

Drive to Kariba to embark your Sailing Safari (N.B. empty & turn off 4x4 Fridge before departure or the rot will set in at 40 Celcius!) Retrace your steps up to Makuti then turn right after the garage onto the Kariba Tar road winding down through the hills following old elephant trails to Kariba town. Here you will embark onto your sailing Catamaran and head off across the lake to cruise the shoreline. You will sleep on the decks in expansive wilderness with elephants dotting the shoreline. Your skipper will show you the ropes and keep you safe on the water.

Main Destination:
Lake Kariba
Accommodation:
Private Kariba Sailboat
  • Budget safari houseboat
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 5

Sail Lake Kariba

Sail Lake Kariba

Your skipper will guide you as you sail the open water and cruise the Kariba Shoreline. Sailing portion is all inclusive: Boat Hire, Zimparks Fees, Fuel (yes, you will need some!), Skipper, Soft Drinks, Meals, Snacks and Boat hire. Excludes alcohol which you organize at Kariba kiosk prior to sailing.

Main Destination:
Lake Kariba
Accommodation:
Private Kariba Sailboat
  • Budget safari houseboat
Meals & Drinks:
  • Meals at own expense
  • Drinks not included

Day 6

Disembark Sail Boat & Drive to Harare

Disembark Sail Boat & Drive to Harare

You need to disembark and get back on teh road before 09:00 to avoid travelling into Harare in the dark. It is essential that you do not plan to fly out of Harrae on this last day as you will not make your flight. Rather stay in Harare and depart the next day.

Main Destination:
Harare (City)
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Meals at own expense
  • Drinks not included

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • A transfer back to the airport can be arranged for an extra cost.

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  • This tour is offered by Mana Pools Tourism Services, not SafariBookings.
  • This operator reserves the right to change rates advertised on SafariBookings.
  • If you request changes to this tour, the advertised rates will likely change.
  • The exact order, contents and rates of this tour are subject to availability.
  • If an accommodation is fully booked, the operator will suggest a comparable alternative.
  • This tour is subject to the terms & conditions of Mana Pools Tourism Services.