Mana Pools National Park – This World Heritage site lies at the heart of Africa’s Great Rift Valley. Bordered by the great Zambezi River, towered over by the majestic Zambezi Valley Escarpment, this stunning area teems with wildlife. Creatures great and small roam the floodplains and bask in the shade of the prolific Acacia forests.
Here, the river meanders along a series of channels and pools, which attract animals in great numbers:large herds of buffalo and elephant swim out to the grassy islands, and many pods of hippo bathe in the clear waters. Endangered wild dogs are seen frequently: lucky visitors might encounter a pack on the hunt, racing across the plains towards their prey.
In this spectacular location walking, boating and canoeing safaris offer a different dimension to game viewing – Mana Pools is truly a photographer and wildlife enthusiast’s paradise.