5 Days Mana Pools National Park Safari in Zimbabwe

  • Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe


Classic Zimbabwe Safari

Join this safari in Mana Pools National Park, the world heritage site. The safari will focus on walks and drives in one of Africa’s greatest parks. Your knowledgeable guide will ensure your safety and help you understand the workings of nature in this wildlife packed area. Having a laugh around the camp fire at night will also complement your experience in tracking whatever cruised past your tent.


  • Game viewings
  • Professional guide
  • 4 nights' accommodation
  • Lunches and breakfasts
  • Local transportation
  • Airport transfers
  • 4 activity days
  • English
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You will be accommodated in a budget camp provided by Africa Joy Tours in Mana Pools National Park. The price also includes bed linens and bath towels.

Private tent

    Day 1

    You will be transferred from Harare International Airport (HRE) to Mana Pools National Park, takes about 7 hours. As soon as you arrive in Mana Pools National Park, you will enjoy all the great surroundings of the park. After that, you will drive to the exclusive tented camp, your base for all explorations you will be doing. You can walk straight out of the camp or drives to travel further afield.

    Day 2-4

    You will enjoy walking or driving game views in Mana Pools National Park which are great for game viewing. After the morning activity, you will head back to the camp to have lunch and a rest. In the afternoon, you will depart again in for more exploration.

    Day 5

    On the last morning, you be transferred to Harare International Airport (HRE) for your onward flight after breakfast.

    • Innocent Frank

      Innocent is a very active and versatile guide. He is comfortable in a car, walking, riding a mountain bike, or sitting in a canoe. He has worked for various conservation organizations, the national parks authority, and has experience in many parts of Tanzania. Innocent is a quiet and confident guide whose enthusiasm for nature started at an early age.

    This safari will take place in Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe. Mana Pools is the rugged and beautiful golden child of the Zambezi Valley. It is home to a wonderful mix of grassy floodplains, woodlands, and riverine forest. Forming the park’s northern border is the broad Zambezi River. Its backdrop is the mountains of the Rift Valley Escarpment across the waters in the neighboring Zambia.

    The name ‘Mana’ means four in the local Shona language and refers to the four large pools situated in the interior of the park. This abundance of water acts as a magnet for all manner of wildlife such as elephants, buffalos, and waterbuck grazes on the wide green floodplains. Predators such as lions, leopards, and wild dogs are often seen too. The rivers and pools are home to large populations of hippos and crocodiles. The bird watching is superb, with the highlights including fish eagles, water fowls, and colorful clouds of carmine bee-eaters.

    You will be served 3 lunches and 1 breakfast during the safari. Africa Joy Tours provides free bottled water at all camps and during all wildlife-viewing drives. With an advanced notice, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and diabetic-friendly meals can easily be arranged. Make sure to inform Africa Joy Tours when you are booking your trip.

    The following meals are included:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Drinks

    The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

    • Other dietary requirements on request
    • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
    (If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)
    • 3 lunches and 1 breakfast
    • 4 nights’ accommodation
    • A professional driver / guide
    • All transportation
    • Camping equipment
    • Complimentary bottled water
    • Game viewings
    • Park fees
    • Roundtrip airport transfers
    • Additional accommodation
    • Additional meals
    • International flights
    • Personal expenses
    • Tips (the tipping guideline is 10 USD per person per day)

    Arrival by airplane

    Please book a flight and arrive at Harare International Airport (HRE). Africa Joy Tours will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is included in the price.


    • Review by a traveler from California, USA

      "We were on a 14-day safari on the Northern Circuit in Tanzania. The places we stayed varied from tent camps to very nice lodges. All were great and comfortable, a bit rustic in places, but you would expect that out in the Serengeti. The drivers were knowledgeable and enthusiastic about sharing their country with us. We enjoyed the vehicles, Land Rovers with pop-up tops and everyone had a window seat. Clinton was there when we started out and to greet us at the end. We had a wonderful time."

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    • Review by Nele V.

      "We contacted Clinton 3 weeks in advance to organize us a Kilimanjaro climb and a 7-day safari. He listened very well to everything we wanted and really made us a great deal. We were 3 friends travelling together and he arranged it with so much fun. The cooks were very good, we ate the best food. His communication was very clear. We didn't expect it too, but at the first night, he took us out for drinks and food which made us feel very welcomed. We can really recommend him. Clinton also used to be a guide and a porter himself on the Kilimanjaro Mountain, so he knows what he is doing. "

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    • Review by a traveler

      "Africa Joy Tours arranged us a 14-day safari strictly with our requirement. The drivers and guides, both in Kenya and Tanzania, gave us an introduction about many animals and supplied good service."

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    Arusha, Tanzania

    Africa Joy Tours is a Tanzanian local tour company based in Arusha which specializes in East Africa safari and Kilimanjaro climbing tours.

    Speaks English

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