Mana Pools on the southern bank of the Zambezi River is one of southern Africa’s top walking safari destinations, in addition however, there isn’t a river in the world that offers the big game, wilderness location and adventure that you’ll find here on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia.
From Lake Kariba, the Zambezi River runs through the Kariba Gorge into the Zambezi Valley on its way to the Indian Ocean. Here the Zambezi, so different from the one that challenges the white water rafters at Victoria Falls, that is home to the second of Zimbabwe’s World Heritage Sites, the Mana Pools (the place of four pools) National Park. The river has left behind the remains of old channels forming small seasonal pools scattered over 2 000 sq. kms surrounded by the valley escarpment. The four main large pools are near the river, with further smaller pools dotted here and there enabling a wide spectrum of animals to utilise the area.