7 Day Lake Kariba and Mana Pools Safari

This safari will provide guests with the opportunity to visit two different camps in two very different National Parks in Zimbabwe, the Matusadona National Park and the Mana Pools National Park. Both National Parks and the featured accommodation (Rhino Safari Camp & Kanga Camp) offer unique features and a variety of activities, all aimed to ensure an exciting and diverse safari experience. Gondwana Tours and Safaris will tailor make any safari according to your individual needs – please contact us directly should you wish to add nights to, or change this itinerary in any way.


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Day 1: Arrive at Harare (or Victoria Falls), flight to Bumi Hills (Lake Kariba) & boat transfer to Rhino Safari Camp (3 nights)

On arrival at either Victoria Falls or Harare International Airport you will be met and assisted to board your light aircraft charter transfer to Bumi Hills at Lake Kariba. From here a boat transfer will take you to Rhino Safari Camp.

Rhino Safari Camp is an intimate, traditional bushcamp nestled within dense bushveld along the shoreline of Lake Kariba at the north-western end of the Matusadona National Park. 

Arrive at Rhino Safari Camp and check into one of the seven twin bedded, open fronted, en-suite bedroom chalets, raised on stilted platforms and discreetly spaced along the shoreline - all with spectacular views over Lake Kariba’s panoramic water. 

Enjoy afternoon tea before heading out for some afternoon activities such as a sunset boat cruise or afternoon game drive.

Upon return to the lodge dinner awaits you.

Accommodation: Rhino Safari Camp (including all meals, drinks and activities)


Day 2 & 3: Explore the area around Rhino Safari Camp

Spend the next two days exploring the area round Rhino Safari Camp.

Rhino Safari Camp offers a totally uncontrived safari experience in unspoilt wilderness surroundings.

Activities offered here are game drives (early morning and afternoon), walking safaris, fishing trips by boat on Lake Kariba and boat cruises (including a sunset cruises), there is something for everybody’s taste and liking. You will be able to experience African wildlife such as such as elephants, lions, leopards, wild dogs, cheetah, hippos, crocodiles as well as antelopes and a plethora of birds.

Dinner under the canopy of the African sky awaits you upon your return to the camp.

Accommodation: Rhino Safari Camp (including all meals, drinks and activities)


Day 4: Transfer by boat to Bumi Hills & by light aircraft transfer to Kanga Camp, Mana Pools  (3 nights)

This morning transfer back to Bumi Hills to catch your light aircraft charter transfer to Kanga Camp, Mana Pools. Mana Pools National Park is situated in the northern region of Zimbabwe, on the southern banks of the Zambezi River.

Kanga Camp is nestled within a private concession in Mana Pools National Park and is an utterly untouched wilderness paradise. Adjacent to the remote Kanga Pan, this seasonal camp offers an unspoiled, authentic Mana Pools safari experience.

After settling into Meru-styled tented room, each raised on an individual wooden platform for an elevated view over the Kanga Pan enjoy the afternoon tea break followed by an afternoon game activity.

Alternatively relax on the Camp’s upper deck lounge under the shade of a mahogany tree or find refreshing respite at the plunge pool.

Return to the camp for a delicious dinner.

Accommodation: Kanga Camp (including all meals, drinks and activities)


Day 5 & 6: Explore Mana Pools with Kanga Camp as your base

Enjoy the following two days exploring and getting to know the Mana Pools area and its wildlife.

Activities at Kanga Camp include guided walking safaris and thrilling game drives led by qualified and passionate guides who will share their knowledge and love of the bush with you. 

Besides game drives and walking excursions, an hour’s drive brings you to the Zambezi flood plains in Mana pools for canoeing and fishing excursions. One of the main highlights during your stay is “Kanga Under the Stars” - an opportunity to sleep out on an open platform and experience the magnificence of an African night lit up solely by a sky studded with stars.

Accommodation: Kanga Camp (including all meals, drinks and activities)


Day 7: Light aircraft transfer to Harare

Today you will bid farewell to Kanga Camp and the Mana Pools National Park.

Depending on your travel itinerary you may still be able to enjoy a morning activity such as a game drive or guided bush walk.

Alternatively relax at the lodge before your light aircraft charter transfer will take you back to Harare International Airport for your onward journey.

Safari ends.


Rates, Terms & Conditions:

Camps in Mana Pools are seasonal so this tour is only available 1 April - 30 November        

01 Apr 2024 - 31 May 2024: per person sharing: US$ 4290

01 Jun 2024 - 15 Jun 2024: per person sharing: US$ 5680       

16 Jun 2024 - 30 Sep 2024: per person sharing: US$ 6090

01 Oct 2024 - 31 Oct 2024: per person sharing: US$ 5245

01 Nov 2024 – 14 Nov 2024: per person sharing: US$ 4700

15 Nov 2024 – 30 Nov 2024: per person sharing: US$ 4290

Please enquire directly with us should you be interested in the Single Supplement for this trip. 


* Package is booked with Gondwana Tours & Safaris 

* Valid for travel as per above dates 
* Standard T&C's apply
* Includes: inter-camp flights, transfers, departure taxes, park fees & conservation levies, accommodation, meals, drinks (Premium brands excluded), activities, and laundry  (unless stated otherwise in the above itinerary)
* Excludes: International/regional flights, travel insurance, visa, items of a personal nature, and gratuities
* Park fees and fuel prices are subject to change with or without prior notice
* No children below the age of 7yrs

Country : Zimbabwe

From : US$ 4290 - per person sharing (01 Apr - 31 May 2024 & 15 - 30 Nov 2024) - please refer to the detailed information for other price periods. Single supplement on request.

Duration : 7 days / 6 nights

Valid for Travel: 01 Apr 2024 - 30 Nov 2024

Featured Benefits: Visit two of Zimbabwe's National Parks (Matusadona & Mana Pools National Park) and spend 3 nights each at Rhino Safari Camp & Kanga Camp, two luxury camps offering a different and diverse safari experience.