Kanga Camp, Mana Pools

Kanga Camp, Mana Pools National Park

Bear witness to the beauty of nature in its purest form without compromising on the luxuries of modern civilization at Kanga Bush Camp.

Kanga Camp is situated in a private concession within the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mana Pools National Park. Infamous for their walking safaris, guests can experience Mana Pools rich vegetation and predator sightings which includes lion and the rare and endangered wild dog. The camp itself overlooks Kanga Pan which is an essential water supply for a multitude of different wildlife and bird species during the dry season. This means that the surrounding wildlife frequently visit the pans for a leisurely drink.

Six traditional canvas tents are placed on a raised wooden deck each with their own exclusive views overlooking the pan. The tents are elegantly designed with subtle wooden furnishings, floor-to-ceiling mesh netting and come with all the essential amenities.

During the rainy season, the pan overflows with water and for this reason Kanga Camp is only open from April till December. This time period offers an ultimate safari experience. And, because the camp is situated in a private concession there are no other safari vehicles. Activities and experiences include walking safaris, morning and afternoon game drives, the famous armchair safaris in the dry season, and a photographic hide for both amateur and professional photographers to enjoy

Set in the most remote part of the World Heritage Site in Mana Pools is the Kanga Pan. The 12-bedded tented camp has en-suite bathroom facilities with outdoor showers and basins overlooking the water hole. Two of the tents are family/honeymoon tents with their own private dining and seating area. The main area has a comfortable lounge and dining area offering you uninterrupted views of a very active water hole. Relax in the upper deck lounge under the shade of a mahogany or sit on the deck below near the splash pool and enjoy Kanga − the old Africa in a new era.

The diverse area has multiple vlei lines, river systems of the Ruckomechi River, and mixed woodland types from Mopane woodland to Jesse bush and riverine forests. Kanga Pan itself is the only known water source in the area available throughout the year, making it a hub for wildlife and a delight to explore on foot. Pristine and undeveloped, this area gives you a pure, unspoilt, private African safari experience.

Besides game drives, bird watching and walking excursions, an hour’s drive brings you to the Zambezi flood plains in Mana Pools. Kanga works well in collaboration with Zambezi Expeditions to provide guests with an overall view of the inland and riverside experiences available in Mana Pools, one of the last remaining “untouched” wilderness paradises.

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  • Located in the most remote section of Mana Pools on the secluded Kanga Pan.
  • The area is pristine and undeveloped, affording a pure, unspoilt African experience.
  • The camp overlooks a watering hole that attracts animals all-year round.
  • Kanga is geared towards walking, perfect for exploring on foot.
  • Small, intimate camp.
Kanga Camp Overview

If you are looking for the perfect hideaway in the middle of the boondocks, a place where you can relax and yet be at the nucleus of some sensational game viewing experiences, then Kanga Camp is definitely the place to be. Kanga Camp is superbly positioned in the most remote part of Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools National Park, a World Heritage Site. An off the beaten track safari adventure awaits the discerning guest at this Zimbabwe accommodation where they are introduced to an exclusive experience so unique to that of the other camps in the park. Here at Kanga Bush Camp, you get to experience the unspoilt wilderness in all its glory, and the camp’s prime location on the Kanga Pan ensures a constant supply of wildlife encounters. With just 6 Meru tents available including a honeymoon suite and family tent, your stay at this safari camp promises intimacy and exclusivity, both ingredients ideal for those looking for a romantic break or a special Zimbabwe honeymoon. The tented accommodation is perched on wooden platforms for an elevated view of the pan. In each tent is an en-suite bathroom complete with hot and cold outside shower, flush toilet plus his and hers basins, not to mention the private veranda where you can lie back and watch the animals as they congregate around the watering hole. The honeymoon suite boasts a freestanding bathtub while the family tent is equipped with a secluded alfresco shower and bath as well as its own private dining and seating area.

  • 8 Rooms
  • Lounge & bar
  • Dining area
  • Fire pit
  • Plunge pool & viewing deck
From $682



  • Big 5 safaris
  • Game drives, walking safaris
  • Birding
  • Canoe safaris
  • Fishing


  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • All beverages except premium imported spirits and champagne
  • Two game viewing activities per day
  • National Parks Fees
  • Laundry
  • Transfers from nearest airstrip

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