This tour was meticulously crafted to highlight Zimbabwe’s natural world in all its glory. Anticipate encountering a vast array of bird species alongside impressive big game as we leisurely explore each destination, ensuring we absorb …
Mana Pools National Park, stands as a true emblem of raw and unbridled wilderness in Zimbabwe.
Mana Pools National Park, stands as a true emblem of raw and unbridled wilderness in Zimbabwe. Nestled along the mighty Zambezi River, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a paradise for wildlife enthusiasts and birders alike. The park’s allure lies not only in its stunning landscapes, characterized by vast floodplains and meandering rivers, but also in its remarkable biodiversity. Mana Pools is renowned for its abundance of wildlife, offering close encounters with iconic African species such as elephants, lions, buffaloes, and the endangered African Wild Dogs. Beyond its big game, the park’s ecosystem thrives with an impressive diversity of birdlife, allowing for an impressive count of species with over 380 birds recorded. With its unique blend of scenic beauty, diverse ecosystems, and thriving wildlife, Mana Pools National Park promises an immersive and unforgettable safari and birding experience in the heart of Zimbabwe’s wilderness.
Target species at Mana Pools includes Lilian’s Lovebird, African Skimmer Black-throated Wattle-eye Southern Banded Snake Eagle, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, Mottled and Böhm’s Spinetails, Pel’s Fishing-owl, Bennett’s Woodpecker, Crested Guineafowl, Narina Trogon, Eastern Nicator, Livingstone’s Flycatcher, and Purple-banded Sunbird among others. Mana Pools is also fantastic park for raptors such as African Harrier-Hawk, Dickinson’s Kestrel Hooded and White-backed Vulture, Brown Snake Eagle, Bateleur, and Martial and Tawny Eagles to name a few. Night drives also promise excellent sightings of nocturnal species like African Wood Owl, African Barred Owlet, and Verreaux’s Eagle Owl.
In terms of mammals, Mana Pools is fame rests on its abundant African Elephants, frequent predator sightings—especially of African Wild Dogs—and regular appearances by Lion and Leopard. Other inhabitants we may encounter include African Buffalo, Greater Kudu, Eland, Waterbuck, Plains Zebra, Hippopotamus, African Civet, Side-striped Jackal, Spotted Hyena, and Honey Badger, adding to the allure of our wildlife encounters in this remarkable region.
This exceptional park exceeds our highest praises. Undoubtedly a trip highlight to Zimbabwe, and we dare say, an experience of a lifetime.
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