Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe
Mana Pools National Park, a World Heritage Site, is untrammeled wilderness at the Zambezi River. The park is usually explored by canoe or on foot and is particularly appealing to adventure seekers. Four of the Big Five are present.
The park is home to most big safari animals including four of the Big Five (no rhino). Most visitors will encounter at least one of the big cats. Buffalo and elephant are abundant and large herds roam around the floodplains. The river teems with crocodiles and hippos. Wild dogs are resident in the area as well.
More about Mana Pools NP’s wildlife
Mana Pools consists of 4 main pools and several smaller pools on the floodplains of the Zambezi River. The landscape includes islands and sandbanks fringed by riverine forest, and baobab trees against a backdrop of the rugged Zambezi escarpment. The park is just a small part of the 10500 km² (4054 mi²) Parks and Wildlife estate without physical borders or fences. Visit Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe Epic Route © Monika Newbound