Mana River Camp (Machaba Safaris)

Mana Pools

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Mana River Camp is positioned in shady woodland on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River in Mana Pools National Park - nestled between this enormous perennial river and a much visited water pan, particularly enjoyed by elephants for mud bathing. 

The beauty of this camp is that it is a temporary mobile tented camp which is taken down at the end of each season, before the wet season begins. This gives the feeling of the old, authentic bush camping experience.

The camp is unfenced so wildlife can wander freely past in a tranquil atmosphere.  Elephants are common visitors. These giant pachyderms seem to want to introduce themselves to guests. 

The camp consists of 6 large canvas and gauze tents with zipped entrances, and verandas with folding chairs.  All have a view of the Zambezi River. The sleeping area has twin single beds which can be converted to king-size on request, hotel quality linen and towels, and bedside tables. There is a table with a thermos of cold drinking water and glasses. The bathroom area has a flushing toilet, hot and cold shower, heated with chip boilers. There is a mirrored vanity with a porcelain basin and cold running water. A hot water flask is delivered each evening for washing. The usual amenities are supplied for your comforts i.e. shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and handwashing powder for personal laundry. The tent is powered with an inverter and solar lighting system. 

Other facilities include an open-air dining area with a relaxed family atmosphere, and a central media tent where all laptops, cameras and mobile phones can be charged during daylight hours (There are no charging facilities in the tents). 

Activities: Every effort is made to tailor-make the experience for guests. Activites include morning and late afternoon game drives, morning and/or late afternoon game walks with our experienced Zimbabwean guides who are highly regarded due to Zimbabwe’s stringent examination procedures, canoeing (with prior arrangement) and shoreline fishing on a catch and release basis (fishing equipment not provided) 

Mana River Camp accepts children aged 6 and above, and sole responsibility for their safety rests with the parent/guardian. Children under 12 are NOT permitted on Game Walks.

Access:  is by air, road or boat. Chartered flights incredibly reduce travel time, although road and boat transfers are a great way to see Zimbabwe. 

Mana River Camp is part of the Machaba Safaris Family, and we have the great benefit of having our permanent sister camp based further inland at Ingwe Pan in Mana Pools.


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Telephone +27 10 4467691
Mobile +27 82 5795249
Skype machabacamp
Price Top-end
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