Commonly known as ‘The Jewel of Zimbabwe’, Mana Pools is a place where words fail to do it much justice and only experiencing it in person will truly show one how beautiful and extraordinary this wildlife haven is.
Situated on the Southern Banks of the Zambezi River, with Zambia visible on the other side, Mana Pools sits at the Northern part of Zimbabwe and has become known for close elephant interactions as well as a small number of the bull elephants that have mastered standing on their back legs whilst reaching for seed pods.
Mana Pools is known best for its extensive wilderness and is a World Heritage Site, an Important Bird Area (IBA) with over 400 bird species being recorded as well as a RAMSAR site, which is a wetland site considered to be of utmost international importance.
Mana Pools is made up of four big pools formed by the meandering of the Zambezi River and is home to highest concentration of crocodiles and hippos in Zimbabwe. In the dry season when water levels are low and rain is few and far between, small ‘migrations’ of mammals can be seen making their way to drink everyday, such as elephant and buffalo.
Our Mana Pools Highlights:
Get amongst the wildlife on foot and experience the true beauty of this park from on the ground with an experienced ranger or guide.
Get in on the Action
Keep your eyes open and you might be lucky enough to witness a bull elephant standing on his hind legs while feeding on pods in the Ana Trees.
Enjoy a canoe safari allowing you opportunities to get close to the aquatic mammals, water birds and wildlife that are lurking on the banks of the river.