Spend your few days and nights for a chance to experience the most of nature at its most raw at Mana Pools National Park. During the days, you can participate in canoeing, walking, and game drives while at night you will be surrounded by the sounds of a million stars. You will lay awake for a while listening to the wondrous sounds of the wild. You can also simply relax and take in the breathtaking beauty of Zimbabwe. Consider making the most of being here so you can venture so far into this more-than-special wild Eden.
Camp Zambezi has comfortable beds furnished with linen and duvets. The large tents have en-suite toilet facilities for night use. A long drop toilet and showers with plenty of hot water are provided for day use.
There will be tent service performed daily by the staff and laundry can be done on site. Each morning, staff will fill the wash basin outside your tent with hot water for washing or shaving, giving that true colonial African feeling. You can also revel in a luxurious hot shower underneath the star-studded expanse of the African sky.
Camp Zambezi has no electricity, permanent structures, and plumbing. It is a taste of the way safaris used to be. Therefore, the lighting at the camp is by a hurricane lamp and the romantic light thrown by candelabra. The tents are mosquito-proof and there is a dining area next to the fire where iced drinks and sumptuous bush-prepared meals will be served.
Upon arrival at Mana Pools National Park, you will meet your guide and be welcomed by ice cold drinks. You will then embark on a half hour drive through jesse bush and mopane scrub to Camp Zambezi. You will arrive in time for lunch. After that, you may by then already have met a few of your new neighbors, such as elephants, kudus, zebras, impalas, and many birds.
You can experience the full range of safari activities including game drives, canoeing, and walking. With no set itinerary, each trip can be customized to the expectations of each individual group.
You will spend your day at leisure to take full advantage of the awesomeness that is nature.
Today, you will say goodbye to this pristine wilderness.
This safari will take place at Camp Zambezi, a true bush camp set up on the bank of the mighty Zambezi River. Mana Pools National Park extends along 80 kilometers of the Zambezi River, making for the best game viewing on the lower Zambezi. Mana Pools is the only game park in Zimbabwe to be granted World Heritage status and encompasses some of Africa’s largest areas of acacia and mahogany woodland, combined with spectacular, full canopy mopane forest.
Mana Pools is part of a 300-million-year-old Great Rift Valley, supporting a large variety of mammals and over 400 bird species. The over 200 square kilometers of this park has been set aside to be kept as wild as possible with only non-invasive, zero impact tourism allowed. Mana Pools is consistently rated in the top ten of Africa’s national parks.
During this safari, you will be served daily meals. All the produce is brought in fresh and the meals will be prepared in your camp by one of Camp Zambezi's famed bush cooks. All breads and pastries will be freshly baked on the open campﬁre. Vegetarian or other dietary preferences can be catered to provide nature ways and should be consulted 14 days prior to the safari.
Breakfast may consist of cereals, yogurt, mufﬁns, biscuits, pancakes, toast, and jams. On the last day of safari, a full English breakfast will be laid on for you to enjoy. Lunch usually consist of fresh quiche, lasagne, or similar to a varied selection of freshly baked bread, salads, and cheeses. Dinners will be a full 3-course meal with various starters, delicious main courses, and sumptuous deserts all eaten with a candlelight under the stars, accompanied by an imported bottle of wine.
There will also be a supply of local beers, spirits, imported wines, minerals, cordials, mineral water, tea, and coffee. Drinks will be served by the friendly camp staff whilst you relax. If you have any drink preferences, you should contact Natureways, for example, a particular brand of local beer. You can also bring your own beverages so cooler boxes can be set aside for this purpose. There is no limit to the amount of beverages you may bring.
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"We are now back from our great trip to Zimbabwe and Botswana with all the family. The whole trip went really well and was very professionally organized. A special thank you to the staff on O B Joyful ñ Nysan, Warren, Silas, and Pilate. They could not have been more helpful and went out of their way to give us a superb holiday. The meals were absolutely delicious and the boat trips on the tenders memorable. The AíZambezi staff were great and made a plan when the original rooms booked were not available, and a special thanks to Mufty, the duty manager, who helped transport a rather large stone elephant family to Johannesburg and also retrieved a bag which had been left behind and brought it to the airport for us. We enjoyed the dance troupe and the marimba band at mealtimes. Shearwater were very professional and we all enjoyed the activities, especially the whitewater rafting (voted number one) and elephant back safari. Thanks also to Mowani for a superb stay. The meals were great. Thanks also to Anastasia and Moses for transporting us on the game drives and even arranging a lion sighting, and for the lovely cruises down the Chobe watching all the elephants and assorted wildlife. Thanks to Six and Ramjass for the transport arrangements. The trip could not have gone better and even our flights were on time. So a big thank you to all at Flame of Africa for the trip which celebrated several birthdays and our 50th wedding anniversary."
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