Mana Pools Safari Lodge | Packages and Special Deals

Mana Pools Safari Lodge

Spending time at Mana Pools Safari Lodge gives one a true understanding of Africa – untamed, remote and abundant with wildlife. The life-giving power of the Zambezi River makes Mana Pools National Park one of Zimbabwe’s most biodiverse with a variety of magnificent species calling this area home. Designed to blend into the surrounding landscape, our Mana Pools safari camp is one with the environment, effortlessly combining a comfortable stay with exhilarating natural encounters on your doorstep.


Best time to visit Mana Pools

The dry season, between July and October, are the optimum time for game viewing in Mana Pools National Park. This is when countless species congregate around the available water sources, making a safari possible from the comfort of your Mana Pools safari lodge. The days are warm (28 degrees Celcius) while evenings and early mornings are on the cool side. Between November and March it gets hot to extremely hot. It is also then when the highest rainfall of the year is recorded and guests are advised to check as roads can become impassable, forcing the closer of the lodge.

Your Experience

Mana Pools Safari Lodge nestles close to the Mana Pools National Park’s eastern boundary. The thatched chalets of the safari camp enjoy uninterrupted views of the sweeping floodplains of Mana Pools, making game viewing possible from the comfort of your room. Elephants and sometimes even lions meandering through camp are part and parcel of life on the wildside. Mana Pools is also famous for its elephants standing on their hind legs, stretching up to reach the delicacies of the Albida trees, especially in the dry season. A swimming pool awaits after a day of exploring Mana Pools on a guided game drive or walking safari. The best is saved for last with dinner under a canopy of stars and after-dinner drinks around the campfire.

Mana Pools Canoeing and Fishing

Mana Pools Canoeing and Fishing trips

Mana Pools sunset cruise

Mana Pools Sunset Cruise

Mana Pools Game viewing

Mana Pools Game Viewing

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The setting of Mana Pools Safari Lodge makes it the perfect Zimbabwe safari destination. The lodge is accessible by air charter with a 45-minute drive from Mana West Airport delivering guests to this unique wilderness area. From Harare to Chirundu, it is a 6-hour transfer where a 90-minute boat ride to Mana Pools awaits. This journey on the mighty Zambezi River is the start of your wildlife adventure as riverine species are observed from a unique vantage point.

Boat Transfer to Mana Pools

There is no better introduction to the magic of this wildlife wonderland than with a 90-minute boat transfer from Chirundu to our Mana Pools safari lodge. Experience the wild surroundings from the water and witness life along the Zambezi River. It is the fourth-longest river in Africa, the longest east-flowing river on the continent and the largest flowing into the Indian Ocean from Africa. Marvel at the sight of elephants, hippos, crocodiles and the superb birdlife while merrily snapping away. Arrive at your destination with a new appreciation of the natural world and ready to start the trip of a lifetime.

GPS CO-ORDINATES: Mana Pools Safari Lodge, Mana Pools – 15.771903, 29.247842


From USD 350 per person sharing. (Green Season)

All meals, water, soft drinks, beers, ciders, mixers and house wine, 2 activities per day (game drives, walks, or sundowner cruise on the Zambezi). A boat transfer from Chirundu to Mana Pools Safari Lodge is included for full paying guests staying more than 4 nights, as well as road transfers from Mana West Airport to Mana Pools Safari Lodge.

Transfers, imported and premium brand drinks, park fees USD 20.00 per person, per day.


SADC* rates are available. Please contact us to enquire.

*Southern African Development Community

Meet The Team

Safari Collection

Each of our Hideaways collections have been designed to deliver an extraordinary safari experience, in close proximity to Africa’s spectacular wildlife and pristine wilderness, whilst ensuring the conservation of these unique conservation areas. With over 30 years of travel experience, unprecedented hospitality and the finest bespoke eco-offering, we ensure that our guests experience the best of Southern Africa in absolute comfort and style.

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Mana was constructed on the ideals of immersion and space. Its 12 wooden and thatched chalets, built to blend into their surroundings, each sport two double beds and a large verandah, offering various spaces to relax from. Nestled beneath and amongst the trees, the lodge emanates an ambience of being one with nature, merely a  veil between luxury and the wild.

The main dining area is large and open-aired, gifting privacy for guests even when full. A giant African Mango tree graces us with permanent presence, reminding us of our roots. There is a lounge for relaxation, a deck for daydreaming and game viewing, wifi for contacting the outside world and a pool for reprieve from the African heat.

Guests are escorted between the chalets and the main area by a professional guide, ensuring safety, sharing the pathways with the wild.

  • 12 chalets with en suite bathroom with double showers
  • Swimming pool
  • Wifi in main area
  • Dining Area
  • Lounge
  • Outdoor deck
  • Solar Power geysers
  • Safe

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