Mana Pools National Park

Zambezi Expeditions Camp


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In a magnificent position at the Zambezis edge, this classic under-canvas camp will immerse you in Mana Pools’ UNESCO protected wilderness.

Six Meru-style tents are set under the shade of winter thorn and ebony trees, each tent has en suite bathroom facilities with hot bucket showers and epic views out across to Zambia where you can fall asleep to the sound of the flowing river and chuckles of hippo and wake-up with the dawn chorus to a spectacular African sunrise.

Spend days here on canoe adventures past elephants and hippos, game drives to spot big cats and walking to find find species such as African wild dogs. Return to hearty meals in the dining mess and nights by the fire sharing stories.


At a glance

  • Six tents

  • Dining tent

  • Fire circle

  • Open April to late November

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    Game drives

    One of the main highlights is a game drive along the flood plain in an open 4x4 Land Cruiser as your search for eland, elephant, African wild dogs, water buck, big herds of buffalo, kudu, lion and leopard.

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    Walking safaris

    Take a walk in the wild and encounter wild animals up close accompanied by professional and highly-trained field guides.

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    The Lower Zambezi River is the perfect setting for an adventurous canoeing safari. Paddle along the tranquil waters and take in the pristine scenery of Mana Pools National Park from a unique angle with the chance to see wildlife such as hippos, crocodiles, elephants, and incredible birdlife.

Community & Culture

The African Bush Camps Foundation works with the local communities with the goal of community upliftment through tourism by creating a long-lasting positive impact.


As a company operating within the travel, tourism, and conservation space, African Bush Camps know the importance of making every effort to build our camps in a sustainable way. Sustainability is embedded in the design of each of their camps with materials locally sourced and low impact construction, especially so with tented camps like this.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

  • Unforgettable experiences

    Creating your trip is entirely collaborative and our Travel Researchers are here for every step.

  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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