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Mana Pools National Park

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About Mana Pools National Park

Country found in: Zimbabwe
Parks total area: 2,200 km² (850mi²)
Year established: 1984
Park wildlife: 24 animals listed
Anti-malarial: Recommended

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Most-visited month: June
# days visited: 1

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Mana Pools National Park is in the northernmost area of Zimbabwe and shares a footprint with Zambia’s Lower Zambezi National Park and is bound on the east by the Mozambique border. The word mana means four in a local Bantu language, and refers to the four bodies of water located in this park. The pools, or bodies of water, are where hippos, crocodiles, zebra and other wildlife flourish.

Mana Pools wildlife

Four of the big five are represented at Mana Pools, with the last remaining black rhinos moved to other locations for their safety. 

Access to the park is difficult from within Zimbabwe. The roads leading to the southern entrance are their own motorized safaris. The closet city with an international airport is Lusaka in Zambia. 

When to visit Mana Pools National Park

Zimbabwe has a rainy season from October to April, when the roads can be impassable and the days are humid and sticky. The dry season is both hot and cool, but never very cold nor extremely hot. The ideal season for safaris and wildlife viewing is during the dry season: June through September. 

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Tour by: The Safari Source

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Tour by: Off2Africa

11 day tour around Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park, Mana Pools National Park & Matusadona National Park

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The Mana Shoreline Canoe Safari is a luxurious mobile camp where you leave camp with the sunrise and leisurely c...

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Zimbabwe is a land-locked country blessed with fertile soils, mineral wealth and wonderful scenery. Destination...

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Tour by: Kingfisher Safaris

Three nights in luxury in Hwange National Park and five nights in Mana Pools including three nights Canoeing and...

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