Log In Join Us

Mana Pools National Park

5 reviews

About Mana Pools National Park

Country found in: Zimbabwe
Parks total area: 2,200 km² (850mi²)
Year established: 1984
Park wildlife: 24 animals listed
Anti-malarial: Recommended

What YAS members think of Mana Pools National Park

Quality of wildlife:
Crowdedness*:
Quality of lodging:
Most-visited month: June
# days visited: 1

* Crowded parks have a lower rating

Mana Pools National Park map

Mana Pools National Park is in the northernmost area of Zimbabwe and shares a footprint with Zambia’s Lower Zambezi National Park and is bound on the east by the Mozambique border. The word mana means four in a local Bantu language, and refers to the four bodies of water located in this park. The pools, or bodies of water, are where hippos, crocodiles, zebra and other wildlife flourish.

Mana Pools wildlife

Four of the big five are represented at Mana Pools, with the last remaining black rhinos moved to other locations for their safety. 

Access to the park is difficult from within Zimbabwe. The roads leading to the southern entrance are their own motorized safaris. The closet city with an international airport is Lusaka in Zambia. 

When to visit Mana Pools National Park

Zimbabwe has a rainy season from October to April, when the roads can be impassable and the days are humid and sticky. The dry season is both hot and cool, but never very cold nor extremely hot. The ideal season for safaris and wildlife viewing is during the dry season: June through September. 

Write a review

Mana Pools National Park tour packages

Showing 10 of 27 tour packages. Click here to see all tours.

Tour by: Vayeni

This is a 14 day 13 night journey that includes ground and air transfers. It combines Victoria Falls with Zimbab...

Parks visited include:

Get quote

From

$5750

per person

Get quote

Tour by: Jenman Safaris

From Harare to Hwange National Park with nothing but the beauty of Africa and the comfort of Jenman Safaris. Pas...

Parks visited include:

Get quote

From

$4430

per person

Get quote

Tour by: Africa Discovery

Victoria Falls - Hwange - Lake Kariba - Mana Pools

Parks visited include:

Get quote

From

$4600

per person

Get quote

Tour by: Wild Rainbow African Safaris

Enjoy a triple dose of vitamin C -- camping, canoeing and camaraderie -- as we go crazy on the great Zambezi. Jo...

Parks visited include:

Get quote

From

$7960

per person

Get quote

Tour by: Africa Discovery

Wilderness Safaris Exploration

Parks visited include:

Get quote

From

$7500

per person

Get quote

Tour by: Kingfisher Safaris

Three nights in luxury in Hwange National Park and five nights in Mana Pools including three nights Canoeing and...

Parks visited include:

Get quote

From

$4000

per person

Get quote

Tour by: Ker & Downey

Explore the Zambezi in intimate detail from the deck of luxurious tented suites and the seat of a two-person can...

Parks visited include:

Get quote

From

$8795

per person

Get quote

Tour by: African Safari Experts

An epic expedition starting in Livingstone that completely traverses Kafue from South to North. Spend 14 days ex...

Parks visited include:

Get quote

From

$6800

per person

Get quote

Tour by: Jenman Safaris

This intimate Zimbabwe Lodge Safari is a 15 day journey through the best areas and attractions that Zimbabwe has...

Parks visited include:

Get quote

From

$4140

per person

Get quote
Showing 10 of 27 tour packages. Click here to see all tours.
Shortlisted tour operators: Operators: 1 You can shortlist up to 10 tour operators Up to 10 operators