Mana Pools National Park is located in the wild, northern region of Zimbabwe and sits in the Zambezi Valley on the banks of the mighty Zambezi river. It shares this region with its neighbour across the border, the Lower Zambezi National park which is situated in Zambia. This makes for an incredible wilderness area on both sides of the river and adds authenticity to your Zimbabwe safari experience.
The name Mana pools stems from word ‘mana’, which in the local Shona language means “four” and that refers to 4 naturally formed pools created by river channels of an ancient period. These pools fill during the rainy season and 2 hold water year round. Large numbers of wildlife come to drink from these pools and from the rivers edge. Predator numbers are high and are seen frequently waiting for game to come and drink from the cool waters. Mana is still fairly untouched with only a small selection of lodges to choose from. Elephants frequent camps often to come and eat the highly sort after acacia pods that they so enjoy feeding on. Mana Pools truly is one of Africa’s finest national parks and a must do for safari connoisseurs.