Zimbabwe Canoe Safaris
WILD AND REMOTE CANOEING ON THE MIGHTY ZAMBEZI RIVER
Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe is renowned for its incredible wildlife and running through this place creating its heartbeat is one of Africa's largest rivers, the mighty Zambezi. Moving at a speed of 5kms per hour makes these canoe adventures a wonderful drift along this game-rich place spotting the wildlife in and around the river.
Fisheagle Canoe Safari
FROM US$958 PER PERSON SHARING
The Fisheagle Safari starts from Kariba, 8 km down stream from the Kariba Dam Wall and ends in Mana Pools National Park. The Safari travels 18 km through the Kariba Gorge after which the river opens up into the flood plains which are prolific in wildlife. Mana Pools National Park is a protected World Heritage Site. The Safari as a whole covers approximately 130 km from start to finish. Each day an average of 21.5 km will be paddled, however don’t let this daunt you, the current of the river will do most of the work for you so relax and take in the magnificent surroundings.
Mopane Canoe Safari
FROM US$773 PER PERSON SHARING
The Mopane Safari begins in Mana Pools and explorers the shoreline of the National Park up to Chewore. The safari travels 70 km of the impressive Zambezi River. Mana Pools National Park is Zimbabwe’s second World Heritage Site and stretches across 2 000 km2 offering a ambiance which cannot be experienced anywhere else in the world. The Park is a full of game offering 380 bird species and numerous mammals including elephant, buffalo, lion and variety of antelope.
Mana Shoreline Canoe Safari
FROM US$1,240 PER PERSON SHARING
The Mana Shoreline Canoe Safari is a luxurious mobile camp where you leave camp with the sunrise and leisurely canoe your way to the next camp. Floating into camp with the sunset you will find an ice cold drink, hot shower and dinner being prepared. This 3 night, 4 day safari follows the Zambezi River through the Mana Pools National Park. Canoeing offers guests a unique way of viewing game, you can glide up to elephants crossing the Zambezi and watch game coming down to the Rive to drink. Canoeing begins near the confluence of the Ruckomechi River and Zambezi River and continues along the Mana Pools shoreline to Illala Camp across from Chikwenya Island in the Mana Pools ‘Wilderness Area.’
Mana Shoreline Walking Safari
FROM US$1,240 PER PERSON SHARING
The Mana Shoreline Walking Safari is a luxurious mobile camp where you leave camp with the sunrise and leisurely walk your way to the next camp. Arriving at the next camp you will find an ice cold drink, hot shower and dinner being prepared. This Safari on foot allows you to experience the wonders of nature from the tiniest insect to the mighty elephants that roam the valley. This 3 night, 4 day safari follows the Zambezi River through the Mana Pools National Park. Walking begins near the confluence of the Ruckomechi River and Zambezi River and continues along the Mana Pools shoreline to Illala Camp across from Chikwenya Island in the Mana Pools ‘Wilderness Area.’
Mana Pools National Park
This UNESCO World Heritage site brings the feeling of untouched Africa. The ancient landscape in the floodplains of the mighty Zambezi River will take you back to times of the great Explorers. Whilst here in Mana Pools it is highly recommended that you take a three night trip on the Zambezi in Canadian Kayaks, where you will drift with the fast running River and become part of the bush, no longer just the observer.
Mana Pools teems with wildlife and it is possible to get up close with many of the species there. This is a fantastic place to see large pods of Hippo lazing in the river as the heat of the day takes its toll and as the Sun goes down listening to calls of the Hippo as they get ready to come to land for their night time feeding.