Greater Mana Expedition

An adventure exploration safari experience in Mana Pools National Park...



The Greater Mana Expedition is an adventure safari in the private Sapi Reserve. Set on the eastern boundary of the Mana Pools National Park, the 250,000 acre Sapi Reserve forms part of a 1.6 million acre Unesco World Heritage site and the core of the Middle-Zambezi Biosphere Reserve. Together Sapi and Mana Pools represent hundreds of thousands of acres protected wilderness recognised as some of the most beautiful in Africa. With 80% to 85% of these two wildlife areas traversable only on foot, this is a dream walking safari destination.

During the course of the 6-night/7-day Greater Mana Expedition guests explore this massive and beautiful area from the ancient baobabs of Mana Pools to the dry Sapi River to the mighty Zambezi, on foot, by vehicle and by boat. Each departure is limited to just 6 guests who explore the area, in a fun, active, memorable adventure accompanied by professional wildlife guides. Guests are accommodated in simple, yet tasteful explorers-style tents complete with en-suite facilities. On nights 3 and 4 of this cross-concession adventure, travelers sleep among the trees and under the stars at the Sapi Starbeds, raised platforms (with a second bedroom under the platform), built on the banks of the dry Sapi River.

Everything about the Greater Mana Expedition is both adventurous and imbued with Great Plains Conservation’s defining ethos: exquisite attention to detail, beautifully appointed locations, outstanding guiding, non-negotiable safety measures, fine dining and inimitable style.

The magic of the Great Mana Expedition unfolds with your 7 day / 6 night walking and canoeing safari from


The above per person rate is based on a 7 day / 6 night guided walking and canoe safari with Great Mana Expedition with guaranteed set departures during the months of May to November 2018

Quick Facts


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).

Number of Guests

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.

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