Group Size: Based on Minimum 2 passengers
In the heart of Southern Africa, land-locked Zimbabwe is a vibrant country with dramatic landscapes, abundant wildlife and all the fun activities and warm hospitality you could ask for on safari. During your Great Plains Mana Pools Tour you will have the opportunity to explore the 120,000-hectare private Sapi Concession by vehicle, as well as in the footsteps of early explorers.
Zimbabwe boasts big game and diverse wildlife species, plentiful birdlife and highly professional guides ensuring this is the perfect destination for those active and adventurous travellers. During your 6 day tour you will visit Sapi Springs Camp, located inland along the seasonal Sapi River. The beauty of this camp is the experience of sleeping safely under the African stars, shaded by tree branches. The thrill of listening to the night’s sounds, and being so close to nature, is an experience not to be missed. The last 3 nights will be spent at Sapi Explorers Camp, perfectly located along the Zambezi River and offers a base to explore the Sapi Reserve, Mana Pools and the Zambezi River.
The focus of this tour is to explore one of Africa’s remote wilderness areas on foot and on game drives as well as canoeing and boating on the Zambezi River. Traverse Sapi’s diverse terrain by vehicle or on foot, discovering the legendary Mtawatawa Pan, and encountering some of Africa’s largest wildlife species.
Day 1 - Mana Pools
On arrival at Victoria Falls Airport you will be met and assisted to meet your charter light aircraft flight to Mana Pools and the Sapi Concession, flying time is approximately 2 ½ hours. Due to this being a light aircraft light there are luggage restrictions applied. On arrival at Sapi airstrip you will be met and transferred to your camp. (D)
Located inland along the seasonal Sapi River, guests have the opportunity sleep in the open-air, on a raised platform, under a canopy of indigenous trees. Three guest rooms offer a large comfortable bed, elegantly set under a mosquito net, on raised outdoor sleeping platform. In addition, each room has a ground level sitting area, second bedroom and “en-suite” bathroom facility that includes a flush toilet and shower. The beauty of this camp is the experience of sleeping safely under the African stars, shaded by tangle of tree branches. The thrill of listening to the night’s sounds, and being so close to nature, is an experience not to be missed.
The main area of the camp is set in the open-air under the shade of a Strangler Fig. There is something about being under those huge trees that puts you completely at ease and makes Sapi Springs Camp the perfect place to spend the afternoon relaxing, reading a book and watching as Lillian’s lovebirds, sand grouse and other birds visit the spring. In addition to relaxing in camp, time at Sapi Springs is spent walking and exploring on foot, intermixed with wildlife drives in open vehicles that will take you to explore further into remote interior of the Sapi Reserve.
Day 2 - Mana Pools
A full day of exploring the area with the activities offered by the camp. These include game drives and guided walks. The Sapi’s unique safari vehicles are open sided, canopied and customised for photographers (fold-down screens, raised roofs, photographic bars and multi-plug invertors). (BLD)
Day 3 - Mana Pools
After breakfast you will transfer to your next camp by road to arrive in time for lunch and then an afternoon game drive. (BLD)
Sapi Explorers Camp, perfectly located along the Zambezi River, offers a base to explore the Sapi Reserve, Mana Pools and the Zambezi River. With only 5 Explorers-style tents, each with en-suite shower and flush toilet, Sapi Explorers Camp offers a safari experience reminiscent of the old African explorers, the perfect combination of romance, adventure and discovery.
The focus of your stay is exploring one of Africa’s remote wilderness areas on foot and on wildlife-viewing drives as well as canoeing and boating on the Zambezi River. Traverse Sapi’s diverse terrain by vehicle or on foot, discovering the legendary Mtawatawa Pan, and encountering some of Africa’s largest wildlife species. Guests have the opportunity to experience up-close encounters with elephant, lion, leopard, hyena, wild dog, buffalo, eland, zebra and other ungulate species. This is also prime bird watching country and opportunities abound for guests to spot resident and migrant species especially in the early morning and late afternoons. Explore the Zambezi River by canoe and boat, watch as wildlife congregates along the river to drink and marvel at the setting of the African sun.
Day 4 to Day 5 - Mana Pools
You have two full days to take advantage of the activities offered by the camp. These include game drives, guided walks, canoeing and boating. (BLD)
Day 6 - End of your Great Plains Mana Pools Safari
Enjoy breakfast and then transfer to the Sapi airstrip for your light aircraft charter flight to Victoria Falls Airport, flight time approximately 2 ½ hours, and your onward arrangements. (B)
Dates and Pricing
Prices shown are per person based on twin share. Seasonal supplements and minimum night requirement may apply. Solo traveller and extra night prices available on request. Luggage restrictions may apply. International flights not included.