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. The 4 pools are Green Pool, Chine Pool, Chisiseku and Long Pool.
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
All accommodation in Mana can be booked on a fully inclusive basis.
8 twin tents, all with ensuite flushing toilets, and all with motion lights in the bathroom area. with hot showers en suite with flush loo. There is a shared hot outdoor shower under the trees as well .
Each tent has either double or single hotel style beds.
Communal outdoor dining area under the Trichilia Trees.
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.’
Alternatively, we can assist you with road transfers from Harare, or any other place in Zimbabwe. Using Shumba Travel, we deal with James Reservations +263 772347897 or Kim +263772265774. Harare Chirundu is 352 km away. Boat transfer can be met at Chirundu to take you to Mana. The river trip is 1 hour 30mins very scenic and very comfortable - Enquire for details on this option. Mana is approximately 400kms from Harare.
rates & info
Please contact us 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.
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
Hats and sunglasses
Flash light with a high beam, or a head torch
A good book
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.
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.