Group Size: 2 - 6 passengers
Departures: Scheduled departures between May to November
The Great Mana Pools Expedition is an adventure safari throughout the Mana Pools National Park and the Sapi Reserve staying in luxury mobile tented camps and exclusive star beds. During the course of the 7 day expedition guests explore this massive and beautiful area from the ancient baobabs of Mana Pools to the dry Sapi River to the mighty Zambezi, on foot, by vehicle and by boat. Each departure is limited to just six guests who explore the area, in a fun, active, memorable adventure accompanied by professional wildlife guides.
Day 1 - Mana Pools National Park & Sapi Reserve
On arrival at Victoria Falls Airport please connect with your charter light aircraft flight to Mana Pools. (D)
Please note: These flights incur various stops enroute to Mana depending on the passenger load on the day of travel. The flight will first stop in Hwange and Kariba before eventually reaching its destination in Mana Pools.
The sequence and locations of this itinerary is subject to change.
Guests are accommodated in an exclusive 3 tented high-end luxury mobile camp with en-suite bathroom facilities including an al fresco bucket shower and flush toilet. The main area under canvas offers a comfortable, elegant lounge and dining area where guests will enjoy the delicious cuisine.
Day 2 - Mana Pools National Park & Sapi Reserve
Enjoy your time traversing the Sapi riverbed and Mana Pools National Park wilderness areas, encountering some of Africa’s largest species by vehicle and on foot, with up close and personal experiences and exceptional photographic opportunities. (BLD)
Day 3 - Sapi Reserve
Today the expedition heads inland to the Sapi Star beds. Located along the seasonal Sapi riverbed, lies a natural spring over which three platforms have been delicately positioned under the shade of a variety of indigenous trees including the common Cluster Fig, Jackalberrys and Leadwood trees. (BLD)
Day 4 - Sapi Reserve
Enjoy exploring the area by both vehicle and on foot, following the dry river bed and inlets to discover their hidden gems. (BLD)
Day 5 - Sapi Reserve
The last two days of the expedition journey to stunning river frontage areas within the Sapi Reserve. (BLD)
Guests are accommodated in an exclusive 3 tented high-end luxury mobile camp with en-suite bathroom facilities including an al fresco bucket shower and flush toilet. The main area under canvas offers a comfortable, elegant lounge and dining area where guests are able to soak up the panoramic views of the majestic Zambezi River whilst enjoying the delicious cuisine.
Day 6 - Sapi Reserve
Spend the remainder of your time traversing the diverse terrain of the Sapi Concession, encountering some of Africa’s largest species by vehicle and on foot whilst learning about the rehabilitation process being undertaken to restore this incredible ecosystem. The area has a large array of baobab trees, one of which is believed to be the final resting place for an eclectic mix of personal paraphernalia of Chief Chikwenya including bows, arrows, spears and the like. The tree itself is estimated to be twelve hundred odd years old and has rotted within providing a voluminous hollow inside the bark walls. (BLD)
Day 7 - End of Greater Mana Expedition Tour
Today you will be transferred by charter light aircraft flight from Mana Pools to Victoria Falls Airport from where you will continue with your onward travel arrangements. For 2019, the flight is scheduled to depart Mana Pools at approximately 08h00, arriving in Victoria Falls at 11h30. Luggage restriction is 15kgs per person in soft bags and 5kgs per person hand luggage. Continue with own 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.