Mana Pools National Park

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Mana Pools National Park 

The Mana Pools National Park is not as visited due to its remote location, but a couple of luxury safari companies have private concessions here with luxury camps on them. Most guests are generally flown into the region on a private plane. Mana Pools takes its name from four permanent pools in the winding Zambezi River floodplain. Across the border lies the Lower Zambezi National Park, forming a continuous wildlife conservation area.

It is one of the most beautiful national parks in Africa. The lodges here specialise in walking and canoeing safaris. The region has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its biodiversity. Its where the renowned episode of Dynasties, featuring the endangered African Wild Dogs was filmed. Sightings of elephant herds and buffalo herds in their hundreds are common. Predator interaction is particularly good as lions have good hunting on the floodplains.

The floodplain has a beautiful aspect, dotted with acacia trees which drop pods which are the favourite food of elephants, sightings of these creatures are always good. Walking safaris are particularly rewarding too. Guests can experience a safari at a slower pace, learn about bushcraft and medicine and seeing wildlife interactions on foot, adds a whole new dimension to the safari. The park has very good concentrations of wildlife and sightings are always good. This is a very remote safari destination that is sure to be a memorable experience.