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|Safari Name||4-Days Walking Safari Through Mana Pools|
fter being collected by your guide you are driven for a leisurely game drive through the spectacular Mana Pools .On arrival at Vundu, you will be met with the welcome smiles of our support staff and a lunch of cold meats, a variety of salads and freshly baked breads. After a refreshing lunch break you will be taken on a short drive to the start of your walking safari the Ruckomechi and Zambezi Rivers where the professional guide give a full safety briefing include pointing out where all the equipment is kept, such as aid kits, as well as explaining what to do in the case of an emergency.
Arrival at camp is around sunset. The camp will be prepared for you arrival so you will be able to sit back and relax with sundowners and snacks – tea and coffee and hot showers are also available. Invariably guests will gather to discuss the day’s events around the campfire and plan for the morning. In the background your support staff and resident cook are busy preparing a three course dinner for you.
An early wake up, just as the dawn breaks. Hot water is placed in raised basins outside each tent, while tea, coffee or homemade biscuits are already waiting by the camp. While everyone gets their personal kit together the support staff get everything together that will be needed for the day. You need only worry about a small daypack carrying the essentials such as sun block, camera and spare ?lm, hat and binoculars.
The aim is to be walking in time to watch the sunrise. This is one of the most magical times of the day and you will be enchanted as you drift along quietly, listening to the sounds of the African bush wakening to a new day. Walk for a couple of hours before stopping to breakfast under a grove of acacia trees. After breakfast set off on a walk into the floodplains and surrounding woodlands. This is a great time to try and catch some of the predators before they hide up for the day. You may even be lucky enough to spot one or more of the diurnal animals making their way down to the river.
You can choose to either continue walking or call the backup vehicle to come and collect you – this afternoon consists of a lovely lunch and then a siesta. Once again you will walk into Chessa, the next fully set up camp, where our staff are ready to welcome you back.
This follows the same basic itinerary as day two, with a predawn wake up and sunrise. However, this is the day that you will enter the “Wilderness Area” of Mana Pools National Park where there is limited access to people and vehicles. From here on it is a much more remote environment with very few people.
Breakfast may be taken on the Mbera River ,which comprises stunning acacia woodland with large patches of thick “Adrenaline” grass – a habitat much favoured by all the predators. Towards the end of the dry season it also hosts large groups of female elephants with their babies. This afternoon is as per day two. This night’s camp is called Ilala.
Depending on your departure time, or if you are moving on to an alternative camp, you may either take another early walk before breakfast or have a lie in! After that, there will be a short game drive to the airstrip or Nyamepi, Mana Main Camp where we bid you farewell!
Activities/services included in the cost:
• Arrival and departure airport transfer. • Accommodation as per the itinerary.
• Accommodation in the National Parks is based on Full Board
• Road transportation in custom made safari vehicles.
• Exclusive private vehicle and driver-guide throughout the safari
• Game dives as per the itinerary
• Park and game reserve entrance fees
• English Driver guides available for the safari
• Our 24hours support throughout the safari
Activities/services excluded in the cost:
• All International Flights/local Flights + Taxes
• Visa fees, Travel & Personal accident insurance
• Excursions, services and activities not mentioned in this program
• Flying option available for certain safaris at an extra cost
• Personal expenses e.g. laundry, telephone calls, Drinks, Tips etc
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A journey in Zimbabwe will take you through an attractive patchwork of landscapes, from central highveld, balancing boulders and flaming msasa trees, to laidback towns, lush Eastern Highlands mountains and a network of lifeblood rivers up north. Along the way you’ll receive a friendly welcome from locals, famous for their politeness.
Zimbabwe is home to wonderful sceneries and destinations like Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park and Mana Pools. The country is blessed with diverse habitats, from the granite hills of the Matopos to the majestic mountains, lush forests and beautiful rivers of the Eastern Highlands. You can view game by open vehicle during the day and at night, walk with a licensed guide in all game parks and take boating excursions; other activities include canoeing, kayaking and white- water rafting on the Zambezi River. As such, there is much to attract the traveler, from wildlife viewing and adrenalin adventures to delving into the history of the Zimbabwean people going back thousands of years.
Located in Southern Africa, Zimbabwe is landlocked and is surrounded by South Africa to the south, Botswana to the Southwest, Zambia to the Northwest, and Mozambique to the east and north. The Zambezi river forms the natural boundary with Zambia and when in full flood (February-April) the massive Victoria Falls on the river forms the world’s largest curtain of falling water. The Victoria Falls are a major tourist attraction.
Zimbabwe is home to wonderful sceneries and destinations like Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park, Mana Pools and The Victoria Falls. A journey in Zimbabwe will take you through an attractive patchwork of landscapes, from central highveld, balancing boulders and flaming msasa trees, to laidback towns, lush Eastern Highlands mountains and a network of lifeblood rivers up north. Along the way you’ll receive a friendly welcome from locals, famous for their politeness. Other activities include canoeing, kayaking and white- water rafting on the Zambezi River. As such, there is much to attract the traveler, from wildlife viewing and adrenalin adventures to delving into the history of the Zimbabwean people going back thousands of years.
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Hwange National Park
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Mana Pools National Park
Matobo (Matopos) Hills National Park
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