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Mana Pools

Mana Pools National Park is a superb seasonal park sitting on the Zimbabwe side of the Zambezi, opposite Zambia's Lower Zambezi National Park. It is particularly famous as a walking park, although it also offers game viewing from vehicles and canoes.  It is closed from January to March each year due to the rains.
Mana Pools National Park lies at the heart of the Zambezi Valley, where the Zambezi River meanders to the Mozambique border. It is a remote, beautiful place with spectacular views of the broad river, floodplains, riverine woodland and the mountains of the Rift Valley escarpment.

This stretch of the Zambezi River is famous for its four main pools (after which the Park is named: ‘mana’ means ‘four’ in Shona) – Main, Chine, Long and Chisambuk – which are remnants of channels of the river which stopped flowing years ago.  These and smaller seasonal pools, dotted further inland, hold water all year round, drawing all manner of wildlife and waterfowl during the dry season.  Show me more >


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  • Lion, Buffalo, Elephant, Leopard, Rhino, Wild Dog and Cheetah. This park has 6 out of our Big 7 icon
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