Camp Mana, Mana Pools in Zimbabwe

Camp Mana is a seasonal tented safari camp located on the banks of The Zambezi River in Mana pools, Zimbabwe and is part of a UNESCO world heritage site that is consistently rated amongst the best safari destinations in Africa. This is undoubtedly the best location for a walking safari. It also has a special status amongst wildlife photographers and is arguably the best place in Africa for canoeing safaris.

For those seeking an incomparable African Safari, Camp Mana provides exceptional guiding based out of a tented camp boasting simple elegance, old-world style and unpretentious luxury in the wilderness. Camp Mana provides all the creature comforts in the wilderness without removing the wild from the experience.

We provide our guests with an unforgettable, immersive, authentic bush experience with minimal impact on the environment. Without compromising guest comfort, we touch the earth lightly with our solar-powered luxury tented camp.

While at Camp Mana guests participate in bush walks, game drives, canoeing safaris and some choose to spend the entire day relaxing in camp enjoying the constant stream of animals and birds that pass through the camp.

FERNANDA R
FERNANDA R
2024-05-23
Proper African paradise We were at Camp Mana for 4 nights even though we would have stayed the entire month. The camp is simple, without compromising comfort and zero environmental impact (they are very concerned about the environment). It has everything you need to live an unforgettable experience. During the day you can see elephants walking through the camp, lions in the surroundings and many other animals, really incredible. Food is delicious. The owner/guide Steve is incredible and knowledgeable, he made it a really special stay. We did walking safaris since we wanted to try something different from the typical game drives, we were really close to many animals and it is something that I totally recommend. We will definitely go back.
Erwan_Quartier
Erwan_Quartier
2024-05-17
An immersive experience An immersive camp. Where nature and animals are present day and night. Impeccable service And Steve is a guide full of humor and with lots of knowledge to share A mysterious cook who deserves to be known!! A real favorite
Brent B
Brent B
2024-04-15
Bug Safari I am a frequently visitor to Mana Pools National Park and have worked extensively in the Zambezi Valley for more years than I care to admit. However, my stay at Camp Mana, besides being excellently hosted, added a new dimension to my list of wildlife experiences. I enjoyed the privilege of attending an Insect Course run primarily to enhance the skills of the guides that enhance everyone's 'safaris'. One of what I hope is many initiatives directed towards enhancing the already extensive knowledge of the ecology of the area so readily shared by these professionals. Thank you Camp Mana. I look forward to returning soon.
IanG389
IanG389
2023-11-26
Just like a safari of olde! When you think of an African safari, what do you think of? Walking among the animals? Living out of quality tents? Hemmingway style guides with a deep knowledge and love of the bush and its animals? For my family, Camp Mana was that and a whole lot more! Our trekking safari at Chitake Springs wasn't just a wander through the bush; with Steve Bolnick its about animal encounters and demonstrating his deep knowledge, insight and care of the bush and its animals. Camp Mana's location on the banks of the Zambezi River is great as its where water and land-based wildlife roam free. Elephants and hippos wander through Camp Mana, sometimes as if wanting to join you for a "sundowner"! And when Steve, Debbie and Frank welcome you, its like joining their family! A truly unique experience.
ConcordeRoom
ConcordeRoom
2023-11-15
Paradise! An absolutely delightful camp (Minimal / no environmental impact) overlooking the Zambezi with hippo, crocs and ellies sharing the foreshore. Expertly and charmingly managed and hosted by Steve, Debbie and Frank made it feel like a family hosting. Wonderful and informed game drives and walks.
Carol H
Carol H
2023-10-21
Wildly beautiful and beautifully wild What an amazing place this is on the banks of the Zambezi river and where wildlife roams free. A truly immersive, bush experience. There for 3 full days (4 nights). Hosts Steve & Debbie, whose passion for the environment & the natural world shines through everything they do, welcomed us unreservedly into their ‘home’ and, with their team, gave us an unforgettable few days. Nothing was too much trouble. The tented accommodation is comfortable with everything you really need (but take a head torch because the solar lighting can be a little challenging) and the food & beverage service is excellent. On the safari side, Steve’s guiding expertise is second to none and his enthusiasm for & knowledge of all things wild is just so infectious. Sadly we didn’t get to meet the camp legend that is the elephant Boswell, but that’s just a reason to go back! In a word, fabulous!
Brian G
Brian G
2023-10-20
Camp Mana is amazing We had an amazing experience at Camp Mana. Guide/owner Steve is the best host and the staff is wonderful. We loved their minimal environmental impact mantra. The tents are luxurious with a bed and furniture and en suite bathroom plus shower. All of which is good because this is a close to nature experience. We had lions outside the tent on one night, an elephant walk around the corner of our tent one afternoon, and a hippo visit us during dinner another night. Safari was amazing and up close and personal. We did a walking safari one day and got up close to some amazing elephants, zebras and other animals. We cannot recommend higher if you want a down to earth friendly accommodation that truly puts you as close to nature as you can safely be.
Zeynep C.
Zeynep C.
2023-10-16
Walking safari under the guidance of Steve Bolnick As a small group of family and friends, we made an amazing walking safari in Zimbabwe guided by Steve Bolnick of Camp Mana. It has been an incredible and unforgettable week spent in Chitake Springs and Camp Mana by Zambezi in the middle of the wilderness. We specifically asked for a walking safari and it proved right by the sights of the amazing nature and variety of animals, birds and plants. The other plus was that there were no crowds of people in Mana Pools. There were days we did not see more than few people as we were walking. Yet, we had the incredible opportunity to get very close to the wild animals with the supervision of our incredible guide Steve. Steve is a very experienced guide who has rare deep knowledge about the flora and fauna of the area. I definitely would like to go back!
Anett E.
Anett E.
2023-10-07
Unbeatable one of a kind safari experience I wish I could put in words the most incredible and extraordinary time we got to spend at Camp Mana in Africa with the best guide there is . Steve Bolnick who I traveled with several times before will get you safely on foot as well as on game drives as close to wildlife as one could imagine. Every moment made us feel like being in the movie “ Out of Africa”. His knowledge, kindness and expertise are extraordinary!! The camp is situated in the most stunning environment right by the mighty Zambezi with wildlife coming right up to your tent that is perfectly equipped with everything you need. Every individual staff member is as attentive, friendly and helpful as can be , food is delicious and the views are magnificent! Camp Mana is a truly spectacular camp and Steve Bolnick and his entire staff are by all means EXCEPTIONAL !!! Miss it all every single day and can’t wait to go back !!!
Peter C
Peter C
2023-09-26
You wont find another place like this for a real" wildlife-sharing environment. Available only for some months of the year, you will need to secure your place in advance to ensure you can have the best experience of your Africa visiting life. There's no equal..., very limited guest numbers make being here a real privileged time. Total bush camp provides all you need without all the city-living societal extras. Get real... and get reserved. Mother Nature and the Camp Mana team will take care of everything else for you. We'll be back next year, but to stay for longer. There's no better recommendation than than !
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