Mana Pools Safari in Zimbabwe
Accommodation: Tented accommodation on the banks of the Zambezi River
Destination: Johannesburg, Victoria Falls Zimbabwe, Mana Pools National Park, Victoria Falls Zimbabwe, Johannesburg
Activities: Game drives, river cruises, nature walks, birding, catch-and-release fishing
The Mana Pools Safari Experience
The Zambezi River is one of the greatest rivers in Africa. This safari will take you through the heart of Mana Pools and there will be plenty of opportunities to encounter animals up close on game drives, by foot and from a canoe. A selection of other optional activities is also aimed at introducing safari-goers to firsthand animal encounters.
Nestled on the banks of the Zambezi River, Ruckomechi Camp boasts views of the Rift Valley and a vegetation of acacia and mahogany trees. This tented safari accommodation in Zimbabwe is equipped with creature comforts and rustic features such as an elephant peeking through your window or casually strolling by your tent.
Day 1: Johannesburg – Victoria Falls - Mana PoolsView Lodge
Settle into your tented suite before setting out to explore the Zambezi Valley on an afternoon game drive or a sunset boat cruise. Watch as the crocodiles sunbathe on the river banks and the hippos wallow beneath the water's surface. Return to a freshly prepared dinner, served either indoors or al fresco under the stars, depending on the weather.
Day 2: Mana Pools National Park, ZimbabweView Lodge
Elephant frolic in the river on a daily basis and divide their time between the mainland and the reed islands. Large herds of females and babies cross over to the islands regularly and you will be amazed by the ability of these graceful animals to swim across the powerful current with their young.
There are over 400 bird species in Mana Pools and you will enjoy fantastic birding excursions. Africa skimmers are great sightings and they have been seen feeding on the river's edge. Lillian's lovebirds, pearl-spotted owls, painted snipe and western-banded snake-eagles are some of the many birds seen whilst canoeing down the river.
Day 3: Mana Pools National ParkView Lodge
Photographic opportunities are endless in the African wilderness and the early mornings and late afternoons are the best time to capture shots of the wildlife and landscapes. Spend your afternoon preparing bait and casting your line into the Zambezi River from the river banks or from a boat. Fish for bream, barbell and tiger fish as you take in the magnificent surroundings.
Once your luck has run out, return to your suite to freshen up before dinner. Enjoy pre-dinner drinks while the chef prepares a special meal. After dinner, you can spend the night star gazing or enjoying a nightcap around a blazing campfire.
Day 4: Victoria Falls – JohannesburgAn early wakeup call and a warm cup of coffee will be the signal to a morning in the bush. After breakfast, you will be taken to Victoria Falls International Airport via an air transfer. At the airport, you will board a flight to Johannesburg where you will embark on your onward travel arrangements. Included
- Return flights between Johannesburg and Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
- 3 nights' tented accommodation at Ruckomechi Camp
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
- All local alcoholic beverages and cool drinks
- Twice daily scheduled camp activities
- Laundry service
- All purchases and services of a personal nature
- Premium imported brands and champagne
- Optional activities not mentioned in the itinerary
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