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Along the Zambezi River, Mana Pools National Park Zimbabwe
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The legendary Mana Pools is known for its wildlife rich flood plains and magnificent views of the Zambezi River. The river boasts of some of Africa's most amazing tiger fishing and adventure canoeing safaris, creating the perfect combination of beauty and fun and making this World Heritage site a must-visit national park. Zambezi Expeditions offers one of the best ways to experience Mana Pools on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River. The 12-bedded luxury mobile camp is set up prior to your arrival near the Zambezi River, providing you with the opportunity to canoe and fish either from the banks or off an island in the middle of the river. One of the main highlights is a game drive along the flood plain in an open 4 x 4 Land Cruiser that takes you into the heart of an Africa dream abounding with the continent's unique animals - eland, elephant, African wild dogs, water buck, big herds of buffalo, kudu, lion and leopard. With 6 twin-bedded tents and en-suite bathroom facilities that include flush toilets and an alfresco hot bucket shower, the camp gives "Glamping" a new definition by virtue of its detailed furnishings that include 12 volt lighting and charging facilities for cameras. A well serviced mess tent with a dining and seating area forms part of the camp. The camp has a minimum stay of two nights for a minimum of two people and is the perfect combination to include with Kanga Camp to give you an overall experience of Mana Pools, both inland and riverside. Two night stays can be requested for larger groups of a minimum of ten people.
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Along the Zambezi River, Mana Pools National Park Zimbabwe
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pbtraveler5 wrote a review Jan 2020
evergreen, colorado, usa44 contributions8 helpful votes
This was the first Safari camp we had ever visited. Except for the drought conditions it was perfect. The staff are fantastic: so warm and welcoming. Sebastien and Michele were outstanding hosts and anticipated anything and everything we might need or want: shower buckets filled, batteries charged, a nice cool drink. When we arrived by aircraft, Simeon our excellent guide whisked us away immediately on a game drive (with our permission) to see the rare Painted Dogs. He had a difficult time getitng us there since it was coming on dusk and we wanted to linger viewing Elephants, Eland, and many other wildlife. Simeon was and excellent guide and we loved the walking Safaris and the Canoe Safari on the Zambezi. The tents look out over the Zambezi and every night we were serenaded with a "tuba" symphony from the Hippos! Food, wine and drinks were excellent. We were amazed at the skill of the chef to prepare and present such beautiful food in the small and very hot bush kitchen. Zambezi expeditions strikes the right balance of luxury and primitive accomodation and we would love to come back.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Responded 27 Jan 2020
Good Day, We are glad you enjoyed you stay at Zambezi Expeditions. We will be sure to send through your feedback to our team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! With Regards, The African Bush Camps Team
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Mtgray2015 wrote a review Dec 2019
Yakima, Washington10 contributions5 helpful votes
Great setting, wonderful staff, very comfortable lodging. The staff were compassionate and did everything to make us comfortable. On walking Safari Henry explained how each track was made by which animal which resulted in a story for each place of disturbed soil, he was amazing. The instruction from Nick Dyer has so improved my photography I can see the changes over the time we were with him. What a gift! We had a variety of animals come thru camp including elephants, Kudu, lions, the highlight was seeing the painted wolves and learning about them and their complex social structure. I do hope to return.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 09 Dec 2019
Good Day, Thank you for a sterling review on Zambezi Expeditions! Please do share your wonderful photographs with us: trade@africanbushcamps.com With Regards, The African Bush Camps Team
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Lola008 wrote a review Dec 2019
Pulborough, United Kingdom358 contributions155 helpful votes
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I had a wonderful stay here & would gladly Return. All tented accommodation all facing the river. Tents are large , with flushing loos & bucket showers. Shower gel & lotion provided. Despite the terrible drought which was taking its toll, extra hay was being brought in for the animals,I was lucky with wildlife spotting including Boswell the famous elephant,everyday. My guide was Simeon who was fun & knowledgeable these guides are fantastic. The whole camp staff made my stay exceptional , they would sit & chat with you at mealtimes & in the afternoon so friendly & caring, nothing is too much trouble for them. African Bush Camps have a very high standard. So thank you all for a wonderful stay.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 09 Dec 2019
Good Day Lola, What a fantastic review of Zambezi Expeditions, thank you! Sounds like you have been super lucky with sightings of Boswell and we must agree Simeon and our guides are just fantastic. We will be sure to share this with our team Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! With Regards, The African Bush Camps
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Eileen T wrote a review Dec 2019
Greater Sydney, Australia2 contributions
I had a superb visit to Mana Pools camp . The camp itself and facilities were perfect to feel really part of Africa .... the wildlife, vegetation, sunrises and sunsets. What made this visit more memorable was the wonderful team running the camp . Chatting round the fire in the evenings was like being with family . My guide Henry was so knowledgeable and taught me so much about the animals , birds, forests etc . The kayak trip was also amazing , thankyou Cloud for an exciting afternoon on the Zambezi. I would dearly love to return .
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 08 Dec 2019
Good Day Eileen, Thank you for your lovely review of Zambezi Expeditions, we could not agree more! I will be sure to send your feedback to Cloud, Henry and the rest of the team. We look forward to welcoming you back With Regards, The African Bush Camps Team
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dozyarab wrote a review Oct 2019
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe2 contributions
My husband and I recently celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversary and there was nowhere better to spend it than Zambezi Expeditions in Mana Pools. There is nothing quite like an authentic camping experience however with the luxuries, bells, whistles and exceptional, personalised service of a 5 star hotel. This special little Camp packs a big punch. Spacious tented accommodation, loads of hot water from the bucket shower, delicious grub and fabulous wine. Despite the Park being desperately dry, there was an abundance of wildlife everywhere. Never ever giving up. Nature is indeed a cruel mistress . Zimbabwe's greatest asset is its people. Nowhere else in the world would you find more genuine hospitality, big smiles, gracious humbleness and incredible service. The staff at ZE are testament to this fact. Our hostess Michelle was fantastic, ensuring that we wanted for nothing. The food churned out by Costa in that tiny bush kitchen had us overweight on the flight back and our guide Cloud was an encyclopedia of facts and knowledge. My highlight was a 6km bush walk with Simeon - jskirting herds of elephant including the famous Celebrephant Boswell, daintly impala, stately Kudu and eland and troops of curious baboons It was a good pace and the gin and tonic at the end didnt even touch sides. My husband spent his time fishing with Sebastian - he was in his element. This was the best anniversary ever and we promised we would be back for our 26th! Thank You Zambezi Expeditions
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Responded 28 Oct 2019
Good Day, Our hearts are filled with joy and tears of laughter! thank you for an incredible review. We will be sure to share this with our Zambezi Expeditions team. See you next year :)
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ZimbabweMashonaland Central ProvinceMana Pools National Park
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Frequently Asked Questions about Zambezi Expeditions
Which popular attractions are close to Zambezi Expeditions?
Nearby attractions include Camping Sites at Mana Pools National Park (6.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Zambezi Expeditions?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Zambezi Expeditions?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Zambezi Expeditions?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Zambezi Expeditions have airport transportation?
Yes, Zambezi Expeditions offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.