Mana Pools gallery

Mana Pools is renowned for its spine-tingling wildlife – it’s one of the planet’s last authentic old-world unspoilt wildernesses. Here, the light from your campfire reveals the glint of a lion’s eyes at the edge of a clearing. Hyenas prowl the unfenced campsites at night looking for remains of your dinner. Wildlife encounters don’t get closer than that!
When I visited Mana Pools, I stayed at National Parks Government Lodges and campsites ( but unless you live in Zim, those can be difficult to book.
Therefore it’s best to get in touch with local expert safari companies such as African Bush Camps, Goliath Safaris, Natureways, Mana Pools Safari Company, Wilderness Safaris, Bushlife Safaris, John Stevens, Doug Macdonald, Mavros Safaris and also in South Africa. Check out the post on Zimbabwe’s most authentic safaris which has some links to the above.
Top tips: Pack good walking shoes (see my packing list), don’t think that the elephants are tame, and look up from your camera to take it all in!
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Click here to see a full list of posts about Mana Pool National Park.

The residents of Mana Pools

Read about our experience of a Mana Pools hippo charge

Travel journal 2013: Camping in Mana Pools

The roadtrip that roared #14: The stealth of an elephant

The roadtrip that roared #13: A fortunate series of events

The roadtrip that roared: #12 Monkey games

The roadtrip that roared: #11: Look, there’s a lion!

The roadtrip that roared: #10 Reassuringly wild

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