We offer simple elegance, old-world style and unpretentious luxury in the wilderness. We provide you with all the creature comforts in the wild without removing the wild from wilderness. Our staff will immerse you in this wilderness paradise while seeing to your every need. The emphasis is on truly experiencing and understanding the place, rather than simply consuming it.check availability
Mana Pools is part of a UNESCO recognized world heritage site that is consistently rated amongst the best wildlife destinations in Africa. The fertile floodplains support enormous concentrations of wildlife and the area is renowned for its large numbers of elephants, buffalo lions and especially painted dogs. This is undoubtedly the best destination for a walking safari. It also has a special status amongst wildlife photographers and is arguably the best place in Africa for canoeing safaris.
CAMP MANA is situated within Mana Pools National Park on a bend in the Zambezi River with a small floodplain between the camp and the main channel. The camp is 15 km upstream of the National Park headquarters at Nyamepi.
Camp Mana is an owner run, iconic and intimate, private 12-bed tented camp on the Zambezi River operated by Sunpath Safaris, who have more than 35 years experience in the Zambezi Valley.
Accommodation is in 2.4m (8ft) high walk-in Meru-style tents with en-suite flush toilets and hot showers. The central feature of the camp is a remarkable communal lounge and dining area with sweeping views across the Zambezi River and mountains of the northern escarpment.
Our philosophy of touching the earth lightly is immediately apparent on arrival. The camp operates almost completely on solar power, with a back-up generator for emergencies.
This seasonal camp is entirely disassembled and stored for four months every year. This ensures that we have very little impact on the environment and that the area has time to recover every year.
We are fortunate to be situated in a particularly game-rich area of the park and it is not uncommon for more wildlife to be seen in the camp than on game drives or walks.
The wild-dog pack featured in David Attenborough’s “Dynasties” pass through our camp frequently and the iconic elephant “Boswell” is a regular visitor. Waterbuck are constantly around the camp and later in the season Eland are a constant feature. Our local lion pride walks through camp several times per month and every so often makes a kill on the edge of camp. There is an almost daily parade of elephants through the camp and they often spend time around the dining area.
While we encourage our guests to take advantage of our game activities, those who choose to remain in camp will appreciate the steady stream of wildlife passing in front and through Camp Mana.
"The peace and tranquility at Camp Mana fed my soul. Coupled with the unique Mana light, incredible sightings of beautiful animals in close proximity and the luxury of the tented camp, made it the most memorable place to visit."
"What a place! Incredible wildlife viewing just in front of your tent. Great helpfull staff, lovely food, … And of course guide Steve Bolnick’s knowledge and personnality were the best in the field. Thank you Mana, thank you Steve! I’ll be back!"
"Described in a single word, Camp Mana is SUBLIME. The camp is luxurious without having an impact on the environment and it seemed to me to be situated in the garden of eden, with wildlife passing through all day."