TRAVEL TO THE MANA POOLS
Below Victoria Falls and Lake Kariba, where the mighty Zambezi river flows through the lower Zambezi Valley, small oxbow lakes and islands have been created by the rush of water that flows through the natural waterways, surrounded by ancient ebony and mahogany trees. This is where you will find Mana Pools, meaning ‘four pools’ in the local Shona language, with Long Pool being the largest, extending in an east-west direction for 6km.
An abundance of wildlife is attracted to this area by its vast amount of water and lush vegetation. Surrounded by distant hills and stunning views of the Rift Valley Escarpment, the fertile floodplain of the lower Zambezi river was Zimbabwe’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site to be classified in this region, back in 1984.
In Mana Pools National Park there are four main pools, with Long Pool being the longest at a length of 6km. Majestic trees form a substantial canopy with sparse undergrowth, creating ideal conditions for walking safaris. Wildlife is spectacular and includes over 350 species of birds, enormous herds of elephant and buffalo, cheetah, lions, leopard, Nile crocodiles and large herds of eland, waterbuck and kudu.
BEST TIMES TO GO
EXPERIENCES AT THE MANA POOLS
Travel in style on Rovos Rail, one of the worlds most luxurious trains from Cape Town to the Victoria Falls.
Marvel at one of the new wonders of the world. Enjoy the finest cuisine, exquisite service, one of the most illusive safari destinations and own an island for a week.