Mana River Camp

The very best of Mana Pools from River Camp

Explore the very best of Mana Pools from Mana River Camp in one of the most spectacular regions of Zimbabwe, way down on the gracious Zambezi River where so prolific wildlife provides endless safari delights. And Mana River Camp puts a big emphasis on game viewing, created cosily beneath huge old trees between this renowned water way and a popular pan for wildlife.

Elephants are frequent visitors to the camp, wandering around the unfenced area of this mobile camp which is taken down at the end of every season before the rains come.  Mana River Camp is therefore an environmentally friendly camp with no permanent structures and the age old aura of camping out in the wilds on safari.

 All of the 6 large comfy canvas tents use solar power and an inverter for electricity and their view of the great Zambezi is hypnotising – grab a chair and sit on your private veranda while elephants swim close by. Enjoy an authentic hot shower to birdsong, heated by chip boilers, and relax in the twin beds with their quality linens and fluffy towels. Family holidays at Mana River Camp are a fantastic time away from the nitty gritty of life so relax with your loved ones in the open air dining area while your computer and phone charge in the special device charging room. 

Mana River Camp is part of the famous Zimbabwe Machaba Safaris whose sister camp, Ingwe Camp, is a hop down the river so guests can book a combo camp safari to see both of these escapes in their entirety. All Machaba Safaris accommodation outfits follow strict eco-friendly procedures with their minimal permanent structures, their solar power, recycling initiatives and more. Staff are committed to providing an unforgettable safari in the Zimbabwe wilderness while conserving all they have and ensuring reduced human impacts in all ways.

Set off on exhilarating morning walks with pro game rangers to see all the life imaginable in this river valley and two game drives a day add to this excitement. Canoeing and shoreline fishing on a catch and release basis for Tigerfish are additional activities loved by many guests. Arrive at Mana River Camp by road then boat or fly in to a nearby airstrip if time is of the essence. Chat to Voyage2Africa about our rates and deals for Zimbabwe safaris to these kinds of authentic bush camps. 



Spend a few quality game viewing days at a secret, sensational bush camp called Mana Rier Camp, deep inside the world-renowned Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe, the first such declared UNESCO World Heritage Site in the country and for obvious reasons. Yes, Mana Pools gets its name from four large oxbow lakes that formed near the Zambezi River under huge old trees where wildlife gathers. These natural water sources attract hippos, elephants, herds of antelope, prolific birds and much more diverse wildlife than we can even mention here. It is a haven of biodiversity!

Everywhere you go in Mana Pools National Park, a waterway pops up between open grasslands, groves of charismatic mahogany trees and exquisite riverine vegetation. Bush walks from Mana River camp are the main attraction to see all the life around this valley on foot, an incredible life-changing experience to be sure! Watch canoe safaris meander past and take your own canoe out with your pro guide to find fascinating fauna and flora along the Zambezi River banks. Those who want to catch a Tigerfish must bring their own fishing gear and can fish from the banks too.

 Mana River Camp is so remote and ideal for that dream off the beaten track safari and everyone knows that the chef here graces the table with some of the best meals in the safari world. The Machaba Safaris team is dedicated to their guests, to conservation and community, ensuring solar powered electricity, recycling of all waste and a general love for the planet. When guests arrive, they become part of this Mana River team and make friends for life. 

Game drives and bush walks reveal healthy herds of buffalo, elephants, some bold leopards, prides of lions and the elusive packs of African wild dogs. This mobile tented camp offers delightful canvas tents in the shade of the tall trees, fully equipped for guest comfort and enjoyment: single beds, a hot shower heated using a chip boiler, comfy chairs and a private veranda from which to observe all the life around you. You will never sleep as well as at Mana River Camp, in your soft bed, with clean and quality linens, while the nocturnal sounds lull you to sleep. 

The camp closes and is dismantled when the rains are due in November and is unfenced and unobtrusive in any way on the environment. It is so tranquil and guests just fit into the way of the wilds on their arrival. Have fun in the main guest central dining area, fire pit boma and eco-friendly lounge. 

Chat to Voyage2Africa to ensure your safari to Mana Pools National Park and an experience on the river that you will never forget. We can combine this experience with something similar in the Lower Zambezi National Park just across the river in Zambia!

Amazing Holiday Packages including Mana River Camp

From $450



  • Big 5 Game Viewing
  • Bird Watching
  • Canoeing
  • Game Drives
  • Game Walks


  • All meals
  • Selected activities
  • Return vehicle airstrip transfers
  • Alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages
  • Laundry

tented bedroom overlooking the river at Mana River Camp
that include this property


  • Bar, dining area
  • Battery Charging Facilities
  • Internet Access 
  • Laundry Service 
  • Fan
  • Outside Shower
  • Pure Cotton Linen
  • Safe


  • Rustic bush camp set inside the world-renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mana Pools National Park, a Zimbabwe must-see safari destination 
  • Gorgeous, tented suites in the thick of the Zambezi River valley under a canopy of old mahogany trees where varying water ways attract elephants and birds in their hundreds
  • Daily bush walks are the main attraction to learn more about the unique biodiversity in this region, to see incredible wildlife and to become one with nature
  • Eco-friendly and friendly Mana River camp is the place to be with its solar power, recycled waste and chip boiler showers

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