​Getting There – Mana Pools NP

Philip Briggs
Expert
By Philip Briggs

Philip has traveled through Zimbabwe several times and is the author of more than 20 guidebooks to various African destinations.

Philip is the Zimbabwe expert for SafariBookings and author of more than 20 guidebooks to Africa.

Philip is our Zimbabwe expert and author of more than 20 guidebooks to Africa.

The remote Mana Pools National Park is located in the northern tip of the country, 388km/241mi from Harare and far from any human settlement. The drive takes about 7 to 8 hours*. The park is mostly off limits to vehicles from November to April. Travel by 4WD is essential.

Most people fly into the Mana Pools airstrip from Kariba, although charters can be booked from other destinations in Zimbabwe. There are no scheduled flights to Mana Pools.

You will most likely enter the country via Victoria Falls Airport (VFA), a short distance from the town of Victoria Falls. Alternatively, you can fly to Harare International Airport (HRE) and drive from there. Your tour package likely provides for further transportation throughout Zimbabwe as arranged by your tour operator.

*Driving times are only a rough indication. You should always consider the possibility of significant delays.

Airlines & Ticket Prices

Please check Skyscanner to see which airlines can take you to Victoria Falls Airport (VFA), and what tickets would cost.

Passport, Visa & Other Entry Requirements

Please check our Getting There – Zimbabwe page to learn more about passport, visa, COVID-19 and other entry requirements.

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