Mana Pools National Park 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 alike.
Magical Mana Pools
The park is known for its four main pools, which are natural depressions in the floodplain that fill up with water during the rainy season. These pools, after which the park is named, were created by retreating floods of the Zambezi River.
Diverse Wildlife & Birdlife
Incredible Game Viewing
They attract a variety of wildlife, including elephants, buffalo, hippos, lions, hyena, hippo and more. The area is also a birdwatcher’s paradise, with over 350 bird species calling it home. In fact, Mana Pools has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site due to its outstanding natural beauty and biodiversity.
Things To Do in 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 behavior.
For those who prefer a more traditional safari experience, game drives are also available in Mana Pools. The park has a network of well-maintained dirt roads that provide access to its many different habitats, from open plains to thick bush. Game drives are a great way to see the park’s wildlife, with sightings of elephants, lions, leopards, and other species common throughout the year.
Rora Private Collection invites you to experience this untouched paradise in the most luxurious way possible. Opening in mid-2023, Mashuma Safari is a luxury tented camp consisting of six magnificently appointed suites centred around the Mashuma Pan. The suites will feature private decks and stylish amenities, allowing for an unforgettable experience on Mana Pools.