Hwange & Mana Pools Walking and Canoe Safari

Safari Overview
Known in the past as the “Jewel of Africa”, the southern Africa country of Zimbabwe boasts some of the continent’s top attractions and parks. These include the world famous Victoria Falls, the massive Hwange National Park, the water wonderland of Mana Pools National Park, the ancient city of Great Zimbabwe, man-made Lake Kariba and many more. Protected areas cover an astonishing 12.5% of the total land area of the country, and hosts around 200 species of mammals, almost 700 bird species, 131 fish species and many other fascinating species of fauna and flora.

Despite decades of political instability, there is no doubt that Zimbabwe is making a comeback! Blessed with friendly people, a rich cultural history, good tourism infrastructure and amazing wildlife, it will not take long for the country to reclaim its status as one of Africa’s top holiday destinations.

And there is simply no better way to truly experience the Zimbabwe bush than on foot or with a paddle in hand, with this walking and canoe safari. Getting really close to nature is a rare and wonderful privilege that every outdoor lover and wildlife enthusiast should experience.

This 7 day safari will visit the beautiful and huge Hwange National Park which offers fantastic game viewing, before moving on to water-rich Mana Pools National Park that is defined by the mighty Zambezi river. The safari offers the perfect mix of natural beauty, walking excursions in the bush, classic African wildlife viewing, fabulous accommodation, excellent birdwatching, canoeing on the waters of the Zambezi, great food and service, and so much more. Let’s go on an adventure in Zimbabwe!

*Please note: the canoeing portion of this safari is very easy and no previous experience is needed. It is also entirely optional and can easily be replaced by more walking activities if you prefer.
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Tour info:
Safari starts and ends in Entebbe
Duration: 7 days/6 nights
Type of accommodation: Comfortable, mid-range (luxury option available)
Private small group, customized safaris can be booked on request
• Hwange National Park-
Huge park, huge herds of elephants and buffaloes, as well as lots of African Wild Dogs, 420 species of birds and more
• Mana Pools National Park-
Defined by the mighty Zambezi, with lots to do for both the adventurous and laid-back traveller, and part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site
• Getting close to nature on foot and by mountain bike

Top Mammals:
African Elephant
African Buffalo
African Wild Dog

Top Birds:
Martial and African Fish Eagle
Pel’s Fishing Owl
Kori Bustard
Grey Crowned Crane
African Skimmer
Southern Ground Hornbill
Three-banded and Bronze-winged Courser

Optional Activities:
• Night game drive at Hwange

Day 1 Start of safari at Victoria Falls Airport, transfer to Hwange National Park
Day 2-3 Hwange National Park
Day 4 Hwange National Park to Mana Pools National Park
Day 5-6 Mana Pools National Park
Day 7 Mana Pools National Park to Victoria Falls Airport and Departure

Keep in mind that all our tours can be customised according to your specific requirements.


Talk to us at info@naturetravelafrica.com for more information about this or any other Africa Safari.