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Camping Sites at Mana Pools National Park

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Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe
263-0838-257/ 338
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Elephant visitors everyday!

Mana Pools is one of the best places for camping in the wild! Overlooking the Zambezi River you... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2017
Haig B
Brighton, United Kingdom
Beauty beyond belief

This was our second stay in Mana Pools, this time we stayed at Mucheni 4, with a camp operated by... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2016
Tucson, Arizona
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Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

Mana Pools is one of the best places for camping in the wild! Overlooking the Zambezi River you can't ask for more. We had elephants walk through our camp twice a day without fail - very chilled just passing through and looking at us weird...More

Thank Haig B
Reviewed 28 October 2016

This was our second stay in Mana Pools, this time we stayed at Mucheni 4, with a camp operated by Tailormade Safaris in a stay organized by a private guide. The location was quite nice, though being October it was incredibly hot, though the amazing...More

Thank Redgrant
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We stayed at the New BBC camp which was a superb location. Lots of shade and space for at least 6 tents. Plenty of game to watch - lots of adrenaline rushes too!.. the animals make their way to the river and the lions roar...More

Thank Sandiwells13
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Our 4th year in a row... we truly love Mana Pools! We have stayed at most camp sites. We enjoy the exclusive camp sites more as we like to be part of nature without engine sounds and it being just us & nature. Unfortunately some...More

Thank NiccOnTheRoad
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Just returned from 3 nights at Zambezi Expeditions (Part of African Bush Camps) followed by 3 nights at Kanga (see separate review). Flew from Kariba to Mana West (There was a bit of a mix up on which airstrip but it was sorted brilliantly and...More

Thank Chris G
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Walking up to a pride of lions or a pack of wild dogs is an everyday reality at Mana Pools...with the most authoritative and spellbinding guides, and wonderful camps in every category from self catering to the greatest luxury, there can be no more fantastic...More

Thank K2254TCsebastianr
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

We were in tents fully exposed by the river. We could see the stars through the roof netting and hippos and elephants walked close by the tent. The accommodation was very basic including bucket showers but the staff and food rivalled a good hotel. Everybody...More

Thank Geoff R
Reviewed 17 July 2016

African Bush Camps offered us a deal : 2 days at Kanga and 3 days at Zambezi Expeditions. Well, if this is ever offered to you : take the offer ! Doing so allows to see 2 different sides of mana pools. The thick, lush...More

1  Thank Stijn M
Reviewed 16 July 2016

We – 2 couples - stayed 3 nights at Zambezi Expeditions (formerly known as Zambezi Lifestyle), another member of the African Bush Camp group, at Mana Pools. Regi, another guide of Kanga Camp dropped us at a central point between Kanga and Zambezi Expeditions, where...More

1  Thank Robert D
Reviewed 6 July 2016

I have re-written my description of Mana Pools several times because it is almost unexplainable to describe. There is nothing more exhilarating than feet on the ground tracking elephant, leopard, lion or hyena. I cannot thank Humphrey Gumpo and his team at Tailor-made enough for...More

1  Thank Sheila H
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7 September 2016|
Response from NiccOnTheRoad | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jenny, I`m sorry I haven`t seen your question! What do you mean by "secure"? You have been to "Nyamepi" as you said, so you are aware there are no fences. The sites by the river are more expensive, some of them have less... More