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mana

Mana Pools is located in the heart of the Zambezi Valley. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Zimbabwe and is home to a diverse range of animals including elephants, lions, leopard, buffalo, zebra, kudu and an abundant array of birdlife. Mana is unique in its daily activities and is one of the few Parks to allow walking. It is best known for its beautiful open plains and Faidherbia forests. The name "Mana'' means "four" in the local Shona language. There are four large pools that lie in the abandoned river channels, just inland of the mighty, meandering Zambezi River. These pools are home to large concentration of wildlife, especially in the dry season.

Mwinilunga Safari Camp in Mana is nestled amongst Trichilia (Natal Mahogany) trees on the banks of the river and is completely unfenced, merging comfort with the natural environment.

"Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit."
 

photo credit rob janisch

accomModation

All accommodation in Mana can be booked on a fully inclusive, part catering or self catering basis.

 

6 twin tents, all with ensuite flushing toilets, and all with motion lights in the bathroom area.

Each tent has either double or single hotel style beds.

Outdoor shared showers with hot water.

Communal outdoor dining area under the Trichilia Trees.

getting here

Mana Pools is located in the heart of the Zambezi River.

 

Road - it is easily accessible by road but if our guests are driving themselves, they must have a high clearance vehicle with good suspension. The road regulations are very strict in Zimbabwe and all vehicles must be compliant. Please see a list of vehicle requirements in ‘Additional Info.’

Please contact Kate or Denise in the office for detailed directions to camp.

Alternatively, we can assist you with road transfers from Harare, or any other place in Zimbabwe. Using Shumba Travel, we deal with Kim (mobile: 0772265774) for all road transfer enquiries.  Mana is approximately 400kms from Harare. 

rates & info 

We offer three packages at Mwinilunga – fully inclusive, part catering and self catering. We also offer seasonal discounts. Please contact us on the below details with your enquiry and we will revert back to you with availability and an accurate quote.

Photographic Safaris can be arranged - this environment lends itself to ideal photographic opportunity to capture birds, river & wild life and is a popular destination for many professional photographers.

Canoe Safaris - Leaving from Mongwe and terminating in Mana Pools. 2 to 3 nights of participatory camping on the islands before reaching Mana Pools.

what to bring

  • Conservative bush clothing (no bright colours) including long sleeve shirts

  • A pair of good walking shoes and a pair of comfortable shoes for around camp

  • A sarong

  • Hats and sunglasses

  • Flash light with a high beam, or a head torch

  • Binoculars

  • Camera

  • A good book

  • Insect Repellent

  • Sunblock

  • Adequate medication for your entire trip

  • Please bring your own water bottle as plastic water bottles are not encouraged.

visa & travel

Please contact your local travel agent for all visa and vaccination updates and requirements.

Our friendly team can assist you with all your travel requirements, whether you need a road or air transfer from Harare or any other place in the country. The flight from Harare into Mana usually takes approximately 1hr 20min. We can arrange air transfers from anywhere in Zimbabwe.

We can help with any other travel in and around Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana. Having worked in the areas, Kim can offer local knowledge and assist with any further travel bookings.

health

Mana is situated in a Malaria area and we advise you to consult your local physician on prophylactic information prior to your arrival.
 
Mwinilunga does have a local medical health and evacuation policy in place but we strongly recommend our guests to take out their own personal health and travel insurance prior to arrival.