COVID-19 | 4 June 2020

Dear all,

As you well know, the COVID19 pandemic has wreaked havoc with the travel and tourism industry. In the spirit of the hospitality industry, right from the outset of this global catastrophe, we have extended ourselves to assist and support our guests. Most recently we even offered an extremely generous special to locals in order to ensure that they could enjoy some much-deserved relaxation after lockdown.

Unfortunately, the Zimbabwe National Parks are still unable to open and there is no way of predicting when this may be possible. Furthermore, the current indications are that international travel to Zimbabwe and the rest of southern Africa is unlikely to resume until 2021.

We have done the calculations and have reluctantly made the decision not to open Camp Mana for the 2020 season. This was an extremely difficult business decision to make but it has become apparent to us that it would cost us a lot more to open the camp for the few potential visitors during the remainder of the season, than we could possibly earn. If we are to survive this enormous economic interruption, we must take this step. In this way, we will be able to resume our inspiring work at Camp Mana in 2021 and will be able to once again offer our guests the safari of a lifetime.

The COVID19 landscape is constantly changing and we are tracking these changes and adjusting accordingly. If conditions suddenly become favorable we will of course reassess and if possible we will resume operations this year. Of course, we will inform you in the event that this occurs. In the meantime, we are accepting bookings for what promises to be a busy 2021 season.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE WILL BE HOLDING OUR 2020 RATES OVER INTO 2021 AND HONOUR ALL OUR BOOKINGS POSTPONED UNTIL 2021, WITH STRINGENT SANITATION PROTOCOLS TO MITIGATE AGAINST COVID-19 TRANSMISSION.

We are looking forward to seeing you all in 2021.

Kind regards,
Steve Bolnick
CEO, Camp Mana

Wild animals 

Please be aware that your safari will take you into close proximity of wild animals. Attacks are highly unlikely but no safari in the African wilderness can guarantee this will not occur.

 

All guests will be required to sign an indemnity form prior to embarking on their safari. Our safaris are guided by armed Professional Guides who undergo rigorous training before they are issued a guide’s license. Our Guides have many years of experience both conducting walking trails and canoeing the Zambezi River.

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Health – insurance

Mana Pools is situated in a Malaria area. Malaria is seasonal in this area, however we recommend that prior to travel you consult a medical professional regarding malarial prophylaxis.

 

Please bring with you any personal medication that you may require. Our guides are trained in first aid and we have an emergency evacuation plan in place.

 

We strongly recommend that prior to travel you ensure that you have travel and health insurance in place.

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Camp Mana will not be open for the 2020 season.Click here for more details.
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