Welcome to Greater Mana Expedition
An adventure exploration safari experience in Mana Pools National Park
Departures are fully inclusive of accommodation, services of a professional guide, meals, wildlife viewing activities, road transfers between the three overnight locations, return airstrip road transfers, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (excluding imported and premium drinks).
A maximum of 6 guests sharing in 3 double or twin configuration tents & 1 guide tent.
Children are recommended to join from 12 years old due to potential walking & canoeing activities that this experience includes
The focus of this journey is centered around exploration and adventure. As such a large portion of the activities involve walking and canoeing. Your wildlife viewing vehicle is available to conduct safari drives for those who prefer to cover greater distances on land and who do not wish to venture out into the wilds on foot or by canoe.
Mana Pools National Park and the neighbouring private Sapi Concession
Complimentary road transfers between the three overnight locations and return airstrip road transfers.
The Mana Pools National Park and neighbouring private Sapi Concession (which has been awarded to Great Plains Conservation to manage and look after) form part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site as well as a core area of the middle-Zambezi biosphere reserve. Following the conversion of the Sapi Safari area to a private photographic reserve in 2016, together the two comprise of 337,600 hectares of prime protected wilderness estate and are recognised as one of the finest in Africa. With an estimated 80% to 85% of these two wildlife areas only traversable on foot, this is Africa’s dream walking safari destination.
The Mana Pools National Park is also designated as a Ramsar wetland site and is an area of international importance. The Ramsar convention provides for national action and international co-operation regarding the conservation of wetlands and the wise sustainable use of their resources, especially those providing waterfowl habitat.
Great Plains Conservation offers a 6-night expedition which explores the exquisite areas of both Mana Pools National Park and the neighbouring private Sapi Concession, creating an experience reminiscent of the old African explorers with a romance of yester-year, whilst ensuring that adventure and discovery are essentially part of the journey.
The Greater Mana Expedition is a safari experience that will certainly appeal to that keen safari guest who is looking to truly enjoy and partake in the excitement of tracking and exploring of one of Africa’s remote wilderness area. As such a large portion of the activities involve prime walking safari opportunities along with game drives and some canoeing and boating opportunities.
Light aircraft transfers from Harare International Airport (1 hour 20 mins);
Victoria Falls International Airport (2 hours 20 min);
Private Air charters are available;
The Greater Mana Expedition safari starts and ends at the Chiwore Airstrip;
Road transfer time to 1st night camp is approximately 2 hours allowing for wildlife viewing enroute.
Road transfer time from the last night’s camp to airstrip is approximately 1hr15min allowing for wildlife viewing enroute
Please note that in order to fly from Sapi to Victoria Falls or Harare and connect to some same day International departure flights, guests may be required to book a private charter. We can confirm this at the time of enquiry.
The magic of the Great Mana Expedition unfolds with your 7 day / 6 night walking and canoeing safari from