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Top class and remote Mana Pools at Ingwe Pan

Reinvent the classic Zimbabwe safari holiday with quality time spent at the idyllic Ingwe Pan Camp, a top class and remote Mana Pools safari camp that beats any lodge experience if you are seeking solitude and connection with the wilderness. Ingwe Pan is the sister camp to Mana River Camp and both camps offer that ultimate escape into the privacy of the Zimbabwe bush with expert guides and fantastic game viewing.

This particular rustic bush camp is found hiding a few kilometres inland from the great Zambezi River, closer to the Chiruwe River bed, on a vast pan called Ingwe Pan that is rimmed with huge old ebony trees. The camp lounge and dining area are cleverly designed to nestle right under the sprawling branches of a splendid fig and ancient ebony tree. Appreciative guests are treated to picnics and sundowners beneath an even bigger baobab tree just beyond the camp and the main emphasis here at Ingwe Camp is walking safaris to get really close to wildlife and the land.

All the 8 beautiful tents are set out along this large pan under the majestic trees and guests miss nothing as they absorb the beauty around them. Make the most of your canvas refuge with its indoor and outdoor shower, solar lighting and soft comfy double beds. Private decks are joined by neat wooden walkways to the rest of the camp where tranquillity awaits in the shady lounge cum dining area. Grab a book, keep those binoculars handy and chill with a freshly brewed coffee or a cold G & T. This is the place to be, Inge Pan, in the heart of the award-winning Mana Pools National Park.

Get really excited on game drives when expert game rangers take you out into the bushveld arena to find the Big 5 species you love to watch, not forgetting the smaller species that complete nature’s food webs. We love the setting of Ingwe Pan in this Zimbabwe forested watery region and night drives are sure to flush out a few leopards, owls, bats and many other creatures that prowl around in survival mode. Bush walks bring guests into close contact with herds of elephants, buffalo, grazing zebra, antelope and birds galore.

Take time to combine a walking trail at Ingwe Pan with a similar experience at Mana River Camp – see how many animals are around in the different settings and enjoy the very best of Machaba Safaris environmentally friendly accommodation in Zimbabwe’s greatest national park.



Ingwe means leopard in the local language and Ingwe Pan Camp is named after the pan that happens to be the largest in this Mana Pools area where these cats prowl and where gorgeous nyala antelope hide. Find Inge Pan camp nestling close to Zimbabwe’s Chiruwe River bed where lush Jackalberry and Nyala berry trees provide healthy habitat for all wildlife that comes down to drink. 

The massive fig tree is central to the setting and an incredible grove of Baobabs makes for a delightful picnic and sundowner spot for guests who love trees and getting back into the wilds. If you can picture this magical setting, then you can picture the accommodation at Ingwe Pan, 8 natural tents hiding in their private spots beneath these trees, facing the pan, part of the wilderness entirely. Each one is a retreat from life, a haven of peace with double beds, indoor and outdoor showers, soft linens, lovely cosy decks and walkways that link them all back to the main guest areas. These are also super rustic but exceptionally comfy in the grove of trees, an outlook like no other and a home away from home ambience that you will never forget. 

Get out on foot every to see remarkable sightings of animals doing what they do best – eating, drinking, chilling and being predator or prey for a day. Superb birds, mammals, trees and plants, plus scintillating water ways are all that visitors come here for. The unpolluted night skies are rich with planets and stars to view!

The best way to get to Mana Pools is via a boat after a road trip and then you really get to explore the best of Zimbabwe and the Zambezi River.  Ingwe Pan Camp supports all anti-poaching patrols in the region, the elephant fund, ranger support programmes and conservation endeavours.  

Book your ticket to Mana Pools with Voyage2Africa and contribute to this splendid initiative, combining your game viewing idyll with a few days across the river in Zambia too.

Amazing Holiday Packages including Ingwe Pan

From $800



  • Guided game drives
  • Walking safaris
  • Afternoon canoeing
  • Limited fishing


  • Tented accommodation 
  • All meals and drinks
  • Internal transfers
  • Activities

living room interior of the accommodation at Ingwe Pan in Zimbabwe
that include this property


  • Tea/coffee facilities
  • Private deck
  • Indoor and outdoor bathroom with showers
  • Fans
  • Plug points for charging batteries and USB ports
  • Safe
  • Communal dining but a private table can be laid on request
  • Hides
  • Library
  • Camp fire pit


  • A real nature refuge o the edge of Ingwe Pan in the superb Mana Pools National Park, a 30-minute drive from the fantastic Mana flood plain and Zambezi River 
  • Classic styled canvas tented chalets with comfy beds, hot showers and private decks in the wilds with eco facilities 
  • Excellent walking safaris to see elephants and herds of plains game, sundowners under ancient baobabs and time to learn more about this biodiversity hotspot
  • Seek out leopards and lions on game drives with friendly, professional game rangers and local guides who know more about the wilderness than any scientist.

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