6 days – Mana Pools Canoeing Safari

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6 days
Private Safari
Harare- Harare
Min Age : 18
Tour Details

This is a wonderful short canoe safari in Zimbabwe. You will canoe see Lake Kariba, Lower Zambezi and Mana Pools National Park. You start of with a couple of days canoeing on the Lower Zambezi. From the water there is plenty of animals to spot. You finish of at Kanga Camp with walking safaris and game drives. This is an extremely good combination to experience the wonderful Mana Pools National Park and Zimbabwe’s excellent guiding skills.

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Accommodation is in lodges and safari tents with strecher beds. Bedding and towels provided.

Departure & Return Location

Harare – Harare

Departure Time

Any time

Price Includes

  • Accommodation & Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Includes shared air, road & inter-camp transfers starting & ending from Harare on a seat basis
  • English speaking tour guide/driver
  • Safari vehicle/canoe and fuel;
  • Park entrance fees
  • Taxes
  • AMREF flying evacuation doctors
  • Reservation costs
  • Travel App with your itinerary
  • Travel Documentation & Directions
  • 24/7 assistance
  • Mineral water in the vehicle during the tour
  • Coverage by guarantee fund

Price Excludes

  • All flights (international and local, bookable via African Travels)
  • Meals/drinks not mentioned in the travel schedule
  • All Insurance (travel and/or cancellation)
  • Tips (recommended $20 per person per day)
  • Any expenses of a personal nature
  • Visas
  • Park-/entrance fees not mentioned in itinerary


5 nights in accommodation as in/similar to those mentioned in the itinerary, based on meals as specified in the detailed itinerary

Pictures of Accommodation 



Day 1Lake Kariba

Charter Flight from Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport [HRE] to Hornbill Lodge

Day 2Lower Zambezi

Includes: meals, selected beverages and equipment

Excludes: premium/imported brand drinks, spirits, soft drinks (minerals) & national park fees



You will be collected on the morning of your safari at 7:30am. There will be a short briefing to summarise what the safari entails before a visit to the shops to purchase any extra drinks wanted for the trip (additional drinks at your own expense). You will be transferred to Chirundu in an open 4×4 vehicle, arriving at approximately 11:30am. Once the canoes and kit are unloaded, a safety talk and demonstration of how to paddle a canoe will be given. A packed lunch will be taken on the river. At approximately 5pm camp is set up on an Kakomarara Island with time to relax before dinner.

Day 3Lower Zambezi

This morning, guests will wake up at sunrise for tea, coffee and biscuits before paddling for a couple of hours to the breakfast stop. Canoeing will resume until midday for a well-earned lunch & siesta with time to catch up on reference books until mid afternoon (depending on the weather). At approximately 5pm you will stop canoeing and set up camp on Lone Acacia Island.

Day 4Lower Zambezi

Today’s programme is as per day two with the overnight camp on Trichelia Island.

Day 5Mana Pools National Park

This morning you will have a more leisurely start with tea, coffee and biscuits before setting off at approximately 8am. You will arrive at Mana Pools at approximately 10am to load canoes and equipment on to the vehicle for the return trip to Kariba. You will arrival in Kariba at approximately 3pm.

Day 6End of Itinerary

After check-out, you will be transferred to the airstrip for your chartered flight back to Harare, in time for your flight back home.

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