Wild Zimbabwe

Mana Pools National Park & Victoria Falls

From $11000 per person in low season

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* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.

Price includes:

  • Internal flights

  • Accommodation

  • Shared transfers

  • Full Board and activities

  • Safari Activities

Based on two people sharing.

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At a Glance

  • Visit the private Sapi Concession on a exclusive trip for a maximum of six people

  • Join Great plains Conservation as they traverse over three different regions of Mana Pools and the private Sapi Concession

  • At Victoria Falls, the Zimbabwean bank of the river, enjoy the best views of the falls

  • Incredible wildlife itinerary

  • Head out with an expert guide to experience walking in the African bush

  • Enjoy canoe excursions on the Zambezi River

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The best time for game viewing is from August to October, water is scarce, the bush has died back and game congregates around the pumped waterholes. Birdlife is prolific during the rainy season, and although the game has dispersed due to readily available surface water, this is still a great time to experience game viewing in the National Parks as they hum with life.

There are two very distinct seasons at the Victoria Falls, the wet/flood season and the dry season. These seasons do not reflect the quantity of rain, rather reflect the volume of flow of the Zambezi River. From around March through to July the river surges in size as the rainfall in Angola and Zambia from months before swells the current. The falls are at their most dramatic at this time of year with huge columns of spray. The nights are cold and the days warm at this time of year. From around September to January the water levels drop, the falls are more accessible and views are clearer as the flow can drop in volume by 90%. It is worth noting that the rains come from late October through to February, this combined with high heat, 40 celsius or more, in October and November, causes high levels of humidity.

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Insider's View

Soak in the sounds of the African night by the camp fire after dinner

Walk through Mana Pools, stopping for the smaller things and occasionally skirting around the larger

Watch the sun hit the waters of the Zambezi, sundowner in hand

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation.

Itinerary

Explore the highlights of Zimbabwe with Great Plains Conservation. Spend six nights exploring remote corners of the Mana Pools region staying in luxurious mobile camps and a magical star bed platform. Canoe down the Zambezi or explore Mana Pools on foot, all in the company of the best guides on the continent. Finally head to Victoria Falls to marvel at the mighty ‘Smoke that Thunders’ and stay in

  1. Fly to Harare

  2. Days 1-3: Mana Pools National Park

    Fly into Harare international airport and jump aboard a light aircraft flight into Mana Pools National Park. Greater Mana Expeditions is a six day adventure through the wildlife rich Mana Pools National Park and the neighboring Sapi Private Concession. There are set departures throughout the dry season that welcome parties from two to six individuals maximum. Stopping in three different camps in varying regions of the park, this unique and exclusive experience is reminiscent of the journeys of old African explorers, and includes a whole host of experiences that will immerse you in the unique wilderness of Mana Pools National Park. Your first camp is Sapi West, this is a luxury tented camp which offers you fantastic access into Mana Pools, enjoy 4x4 game drives or join your guide on an early walk through the bush, you’ll quickly realise why Mana is considered by many to be the best place to walk in Africa.

    Accommodation: Greater Mana Expedition - Sapi West Camp (2 nights)

  3. Days 3-5: Mana Pools National Park

    The Second camp on the Greater Mana Expedition takes you inland within the exclusive Sapi concession. Here nestled amongst the trees are four magical star bed platforms that offer guests the choice to sleep beneath the platform in a luxury tent, or on the roof under the African stars, listening to the sounds of the bush. Spend your days traversing the Sapi concession in search of elephant, lion, wild dog and much more in an open sided 4x4 or on foot.

    Accommodation: Greater Mana Expedition - Sapi Star Beds (2 nights)

  4. Days 5-7: Mana Pools National Park

    Drive on to your third and final camp on the Greater Mana Expedition, Sapi River Camp. This luxury tented camp is based on the banks of the Zambezi River. Spread along the river bank, the tented rooms have panoramic views of the river, so sit out and watch the hippos jostling for space. Head out onto the Zambezi by boat and enjoy the magical sun set, have a go at catching the fierce fighting tiger fish, canoe past large pods of grunting hippo and enjoy culinary delights on the banks of the ancient Zambezi.

    Accommodation: Greater Mana Expedition - Sapi River Camp (2 nights)

  5. Days 7-9: Victoria Falls

    You will fly onto Victoria Falls for your final two nights at the luxurious Mpala Jena. This stunning tented camp is also part of the Great Plains collection and boasts their trade mark old world style including exotic antiques from Zanzibar and Morocco, opulent soft furnishings and indulgent facilities, all located on a private concession within the Zambezi National Park. Once again this is an intimate camp with only four guest tents, and the large private Mpala Jena Suite, which have been excellently located on the Zambezi shoreline under the shade of waterberry trees. Each tent has an impressive bathtub and a private plunge pool with views of the gentle flowing waters of the Zambezi, the perfect camp to unwind and relax after your Mana Pools Expedition, or as a base to explore the nearby thundering Victoria Falls.

    Accommodation: Mpala Jena (2 nights)

  6. Fly from Victoria Falls

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation.

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