Mana Pools National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a pristine wilderness area nestled in the heart of Zimbabwe along the Zambezi River. It offers visitors a chance to experience a unique blend of wildlife, scenery, and adventure. From its vast open plains to its lush riverbanks, Mana Pools is a haven for wildlife lovers, adventurers, and nature enthusiasts.
Magical Mana Pools
The word Mana means ‘four’ in Shona. Mana refers to the four large natural pools that were once ox-bow lakes, carved out by the Zambezi River thousands of years ago as it changed its course northwards.
Located in northern Zimbabwe on the southern banks of the Zambezi River, Mana Pools is home to some of the highest hippo and elephant concentrations in Africa.
Diverse Wildlife & Birdlife
Incredible Game Viewing
Mana Pools is characterised by lush forests with mahogany, wild fig, ebony, mopane, and iconic baobab trees that extend to the rugged southern escarpment.
It is home to a variety of wildlife, including lion, leopard, hyena, cheetah, buffalo, African wild dog and various species of antelope.
The area is also a birdwatcher’s paradise, with over 350 bird species calling it home.
Walk in Magical Mana Pools
One of the best ways to experience the park is on foot. Walking safaris are a popular activity in Mana Pools, allowing visitors to get up close and personal with the wildlife and explore the park’s varied terrain. Guided walks are led by experienced rangers who provide expert knowledge and insight into the park’s ecology, history, and culture. Walking safaris offer a unique perspective on the park’s wildlife, allowing visitors to see animals from a different angle and witness their natural behaviour.
Mana Pools is perfectly suited to a combination of traditional game drives and bush walks. The park has a network of well-maintained dirt roads that provide access to its many different habitats, from open plains to dense forests and Zambezi river frontage.
Rora Private Collection invites you to experience this untouched paradise in the most luxurious way possible. The new Molori Mashuma is a luxury tented camp comprising six magnificently appointed tented suites centred around Mashuma Pan. The suites feature private decks and stylish amenities, allowing for an unforgettable experience in Mana Pools.