Located south of the Zambezi River, Mana Pools boasts a beautiful combination of riverbanks, sandbanks, islets and pools. A World Heritage Site which holding the reputation for the finest park in Africa, this area is framed by magnificent forests of baobabs, ebonies, mahoganies and fig trees. As well as traditional game drives, explore the park on foot to get close and personal to the lion and elephants that remain calm in the presence of your expert local guides, you will feel the adrenaline and excitement during this safe, yet close encounters. For a real sense of adventure, canoe down the Zambezi and observe large hippo and crocodile populations, visit the four main pools and enjoy a drink whilst watching the gorgeous sunset over these shimmering waters.
We are in discussions with a leading wildlife filmmaker about spending time with him on a shoot out in the bush. He is currently working on his latest film, focussing on the Honey Badger in the Save Valley Conservancy. Spending time with this filmmaker is a one-of-a-kind wildlife experience, he has an understanding for Africa’s wildest animals that is unparalleled, and it allows him to develop unique bonds with his subjects.
Continue your journey to Lake Kariba and Matusadona National Park. One of the world’s largest man-made lakes, boat around its inlets, creeks and islands, and try your hand at sport fishing. On the lake’s shore, explore Matusadona’s vast plains, majestic mountains and go in search of the Big Five. The fertile grasslands have created a sanctuary for black rhinoceros, enabling the population to thrive. With a knowledgeable guide, set out rhino tracking on foot in an intimate experience that will have you observing the creature’s habits and individual characteristics, whilst learning about the conservation challenges they face in the wild. Standing before this rare species in the wild is an enthralling and mesmerising experience like no other.
For an excellent safari experience, Zimbabwe’s largest park Hwange offers over 100 mammal species and 400 different birds. Home to the largest population of the extraordinary African wild dog, this park is a wildlife haven brimming with wilderness trails and beautiful dams. Receive top-level guiding and venture to unchartered areas of the bush where no vehicle can reach, following the fast tracks of the wild dogs as they hunt their prey. Swap the noise of an engine for a more peaceful safari as you discover Hwange on horseback. Feel part of the action as you observe up-close game from a totally different vantage point.