Mana Pools Tourism Services

5.0/5 – 32 Reviews

$2,177 pp (USD)

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Mana Pools Tourism Services

(32 Reviews)
Office In:
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
1-5 employees (Founded in 2015)
Member Of:
Wild Zambezi & Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA)
Tour Types:
Custom budget & mid-range tours that can start every day
Zimbabwe ZW - Glamping + Self-Drive Zim Safaris - Glamping + Self-Drive Zim Safaris

Authentic Zim the way Zimbos do it, twice the fun of cookie-cutter corporate tours at a fraction of the cost. Self-Drive & Glamping (with chef) options. We operate our own fleet of fully-equipped 4x4's and collaborate closely with Zimparks to plan your itinerary around all of Zimbabwe's prime and unspoiled destinations. You stay at selected remote wild campsites deep within Zim's National Parks whilst qualified rangers escort you on foot. We know Zim best because we live here, and we love it.


Everything smoothly and without problems

Vehicle was in very good condition, no complaints. They showed us all functions and introduced us to the camping equipment. also vehile return went very smoothly - Just incredible!

We had the most incredible trip in Zim thanks to Ant and the team at It was brilliantly planned and we were very sad to wave goodbye to our 4x4. Cannot recommend them enough!

Amazing service from start to finish providing an epic adventure
5/5 delivered a unique "holiday" experience for us that i will remember for the rest of my life. From our first enquiry they provided an excellent service giving invaluable insight into what was possible in the time we had and understanding what we wanted to get out of the trip. Ant came up with a great itinerary that was challenging but rewarding in the most amazing way. The vehicles were great and dealt with everything we did without missing a beat. The roads are as bad as they say, don't underestimate that part! The B&B at the end was the perfect place to de-compress and get ready for our flight home. All in all an amazing trip that i'd like to again only with more time. Great value for money too.

An excellent tour provider - every effort made to ensure a wonderful and trouble-free holiday

We made a return trip to Zimbabwe 25 years after last going there. Our research suggested that this time we needed to partner with a tour company and Mana proved a good choice. A whatsapp call with Ant Bown established an itinerary which was refined with a further call and messages - 4 nights camping at Mana Pools and a further 2 days sailing on Lake Kariba. Ant provided us with a fully equipped 4x4 vehicle and linked us with a driver who would also manage the logisitics of travel, setting up camp and catering and generally trouble shooting. This worked very well. We were able to relax and watch the countryside roll by while our driver negotiated the potholes and traffic. At Mana Pools we camped by the Zambezi in a comfortable tent with basic but adequate amenities near by. The camp is unfenced and we were visited by an elephant investigated our dinner table on the first night and every night by grazing hippos. We also had to watch out for monkeys stealing our food and belongings. We woke at dawn each day to go for a game drive and we would go out again at the end of the day. The game was plentiful and we saw most of the larger animals in the park, inluding many elephant, a pride of lions, and a pack of rarely see wild (painted) dogs. During the middle of the day we relaxed in camp, watching birds and the life of the river. As we visited in early March, we were ahead of the main safari season and had the camp almost to ourselves. It would have been more crowded in subsequent months. We also had hotter weather than during the winter months, with temperatures well into the 30sC during the day. For the last part of our trip we transferred to Kariba to spend 2 days sailing on the lake in Greg Hall's catamaran Biriwiri. Being on the water was cooler but we had to watch out for sunburn from above and below (reflected off the water). Highlights of the trip included camping on an island with dinner on the beach and barefoot walks, game spotting from the boat with wonderful sightings of a baby elephant with it's family group and a parade of bull elephants crossing from an island to the mainland ahead of us, a swim in the lake (well away from the crocodiles) and sleeping under the stars on the deck of the boat. We spent a night at each end of the trip in the Sunbird Guesthouse in Harare, headquarters of, the first night incuding an alfresco dinner with Ant and our driver to run through the itinerary. did a great job for us.

Mana Pools 4x4 carhire the top-notch car rental service in Zimbabwe

In September this year we planned a self-driving trip to Zimbabwe. For this occasion we were looking for a carhire in Zimbabwe and came accross Ant Bown and his Mana Pools Care Hire in Harare and we must say, the experience exceeded all expectations. From the first contact Mana Pools is dedicated to providing a seamless and enjoyable car rental experience.

Ant supported us with lots of insights to Zimbabwe, that helped to plan our jurney accordingly. Besides „orinary“ 4x4 car hire with rooftop tent, Mana Pools offers also full planned and accopanied self drive experiences – so you do not have to wory about anything and don’t need to hassle around with trip itinery and planning. For whatever option you decide, they provide excellent support for route planning and offering valuable insights and recommendations, helping you to make the most out of your journey and discover hidden gems along the way.

Mana Pools also provides accomodation in Harare, the Sunbird Guesthouse, so that you can smoolthly arrive in Harare and enjoy a easy going morning before leaving back home. For both, car hire and guesthouse, we can confim that the team goes beyond the ordinary to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. They are all professional but also genuinely sympathetic to the needs of their guests. This creates a familiar and friendly environment, making the rental process not just a transaction but a pleasant interaction.

We encountered some difficulties during our holidays as the luggage did not arrive from europe. We went on with our trip and Ant and his team organised to get the luggage out from customs and send it via bus to the next bigger town. This great service saved us a lot of hassle and we were able to continue our trip without the need of going back to Harare just to get the luggage.

In conclusion, our experience with Mana Pools was nothing short of perfect. The combination of perfect organization, reliability, sympathetic contact, familiar atmosphere, effective problem-solving, and support for route planning makes them stand out. We wholeheartedly recommend Mana Pools to anyone seeking a top-notch car rental service in Zimbabwe.

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