The wilds of Mana Pools - Zimbabwe
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Journey highlights and inclusions
Eight nights rustic, traditional safari camping experience.
Three nights and two full days at Chitake Springs, Mana Pools
Five nights and four full days on the famous Flood Plains of Mana Pools
All transfers whilst on safari.
One night bed and breakfast accommodation in Harare before prior to safari.
Experiencing one of the most iconic regions in Southern Africa.
Walking safaris in the footsteps of iconic African species with ample opportunitiesfor on-foot photography of elephants, lions, buffalo and African wild dog.
Safari Game Drives through phenomenal locations in Mana Pools.
Small group of guests (maximum of five guests), ensuring an intimate experience.
Photography mentorship, and photo-review sessions designed to give you a compelling collection of images of your journey
Cost and Dates:
Green Season: April/May/June 2020 - Please contact me for costs
Dry Season: October/November 2020 - Please contact me for costs
A non-refundable deposit of 30% will be required at the time of booking. Exclusive private guided options are also available. Single supplement options are also available.
Exclusions - Cost does not include:
International flight and appropriate visa requirements.
Extra side excursions, personal costs (when available).
Personal and equipment insurance.
Photographic kit and equipment hire – we can assist with this through reputable rental companies.
Tips and gratuities are also not included.
Overview and highlights.
Mana Pools, often referred to as Magical Mana is a a UNESCO World Heritage Site and RAMSAR site of international importance. The Mana floodplains have a phenomenally rich biodiversity and will give you opportunity for up-close and personal wildlife encounters not only by vehicle but also on foot which makes for unique wildlife encounters and photography opportunities.
On this fantastic journey you'll have the opportunity to experience the unique freedom that Mana Pools offers for walking safaris. Locations have been carefully selected close to invaluable water sources, which draw large numbers of animals both big and small to drink from the life-giving waters.
This remote, pristine wilderness area is home to a myriad of species such as African wild dogs, elephants, lions, leopards and a plethora of antelope… not to mention the amazing bird life. The areas will provide breathtaking sunrises and sunsets as we explore, appreciating the wildlife and how it has adapted to living in this remarkable area.
The tranquility of this region will give you opportunity to relax and disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Days will be filled with safari game drives, walking safaris (in my opinion one of the best ways to experience the African wilderness). Our safari camps will be located in the heart of Mana Pools National Park, clear night skies will be painted with a tapestry of stars which will be the perfect opportunity to try your hand at night-scape photography!
Our safari camps and home for four nights in the Mana Pools is run by one of the most well-respected guides in all of Zimbabwe. With decades years worth of knowledge and experience, he will be able to give a unique insight in to the wildlife that call the area home which has been acquired after spending decades in the bush. We’ll be walking in the footsteps of iconic species; lions, leopards, elephants, hippos and African wild dogs all call this place home. Giant trees dwarf the elephant population and may give you unique opportunities to witness elephants standing on tip-toe to reach the succulent branches to feed.
This outstanding journey has been considered to give you an exceptional wildlife experience - giving you the opportunity to witness and photograph a diverse range of African species. Leaving you with an abundance of amazing memories and images to take home and inspire you.
Once you have booked and your place is confirmed; I will be in touch to talk through this amazing trip and also send you a suggested packing list.