Situated downstream from Lake Kariba on the southern banks of the Zambezi, Mana Pools National Park Park is known for its canoeing and walking safaris. Deservedly one of Zimbabwe’s most popular wildlife destinations with close encounters with big game here are commonplace. With healthy populations of elephant, buffalo and lion amongst others. This is Zimbabwe’s second UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve. Mana Pools National Park stretches across 2000km² of prime Zambezi riverfront vegetation, much of which is inaccessible except on foot and as a result is completely unspoilt. The landscape includes islands and sandbanks fringed by dense forests of baobabs and indigenous trees, as well as the rugged Zambezi escarpment. Aside from the excellent walking safaris in Mana, the river adds another dimension to any safari as it is ideal for canoe safaris. This is wilderness at its wildest.
Accessible by road and light air charter flights Mana Pools is a must for big game wildlife viewing fanatics. For those wanting to combine Victoria Falls and Mana Pools, the Kariba Ferry is a cheaper option. If you have a bigger budget and less time then a quick air charter flight is the best option.
For those who want to self drive, Mana Pools National Park is also accessible by tarred road from Harare.
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