Mana Pools Safari Lodge

Mana Pools Safari Lodge Zimbabwe

Set on the banks of the Ruckomeshi River, Mana Pools Safari Lodge offers exceptional wildlife sightings and experiences in this Zimbabwe safari destination that also offers unparalleled comfort in 12 thatched chalets. Elephant come to visit the lodge almost daily and guests are often lucky to see buffalo, kudu, African wild dogs and even lions from their private decks.

Picture yourself looking out over huge grassy plains where healthy floodplains meet the horizon and the Mana Pools National Park lagoons set the pace for the best sunsets in Africa. This is indeed Africa, and Mana Pools is a famous World Heritage Site offering world class game viewing experiences

Mana Pools Safari Lodge is the only permanent luxury lodge in Mana Pools National Park so is attractive to those who prefer a solid hotel kind of accommodation in the bush will all those special features like Wi-Fi, dining and lounge areas, a modern swimming pool and sun deck and of course, super comfy chalets and more. Everything has been built into the environment to have as little impact as possible and the use of solar energy is also better for the environment. 

The ornately thatched chalets stand in private beauty, spread out under huge old trees and making the most of the awe-inspiring vistas in all directions of wetlands, grassy open areas, the Ruckomeshi River in camp and the huge flowing Zambezi River nearby.  They are furnished in true African tradition with quality linens, stunning polished wooden floors, two double beds and two showers and plenty of space outside on large wooden decks made for game viewing and chilling. 

The main lodge lounge is ingeniously designed around a giant old African Mango tree which guests can admire at meal times.  The lodge setting is indeed a reminder that the African wilderness is part of who we are and should be conserved at all costs – enjoy game drives and learn all about the magical biodiversity of Mana Pools World Heritage Site.  And the Ruckomeshi river is a focal point for endangered animals that rely on its constant water supply so look out for the likes of lions, leopards, African wild dogs and more. 

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If you love a safari to Zimbabwe and you love rivers and water, then choose a few days game viewing at the only permanent safari lodge in Mana Pools National Park, Mana Pools Safari Lodge.

Find it hiding cleverly under indigenous trees established here on the Ruckomeshi River for decades, and the huge Zambezi River flows nearby, an exciting drawcard for wildlife and birds. There is never a shortage of wildlife to watch as they come down to these water sources to quench their thirst and socialise, predator and prey – lions, elephants, antelope, buffalo wild dogs and hippos. 

This solid thatched and wooden structure is extremely attractive and the luxury chalets are made for comfort in the heart of one of Zimbabwe’s most beautiful game reserves.  It is a World Heritage Site, is Mana Pools, a place where walking safaris are popular and the activity to choose if you want to appreciate the African landscape even more. 

Choose one of 12 thatched chalets each decked out in quality décor with two double beds, two showers, beautiful fittings and Wi-Fi. We love the extensive private decks for ongoing game viewing and relaxation as you sit and watch the changing landscape as the sun rises and then sets. Wander to the main dining area, lounge and swimming pool for a drink and to chat to others about your day. Feel the grace of the old trees and the superb hospitality of all staff is something you will never forget. 

Voyage2Africa is charmed with Mana Pools Safari Lodge and can organise your value for money package deal to this famous national park where elephants and lions attract tourists and where solid comfort creates a safe haven in the wilderness setting. We offer good deals into Africa on combo tours and we promise packages designed for honeymooners, families and groups that include flights and transfers.

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  • Game Drives
  • Guided Bush Walks


  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Game drives and walks

Bedroom area of the accommodation at Chikwenya Camp
that include this property


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


  • The only permanent safari lodge in the Mana Pools National Park with delightful, thatched roofs, polished decks and an African Mango Tree as the feature in the lounge
  • 12 chic safari suites with two double beds each, two showers, large decks and plenty of space and light
  • Wonderful sweeping views of the Zambezi River from the banks of the Ruckomeshi River, a watery landscape attracting a wealth of wildlife daily
  • A glorious swimming pool and sun deck offer respite from the heat and guests love the bush walks, game drives and chill times in the lodge. 

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