Introduction

This Sojourn takes in Victoria Falls which presents a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur on the Zambezi River, forming the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. It was described by the Kololo tribe living in the area in the 1800’s as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ – ‘The Smoke that Thunders’. In more modern terms Victoria Falls is known as the greatest curtain of falling water in the world.

Mana Pools National Park is synonymous with the Zambezi River, elephants, lions, remoteness and wilderness. This unique park is a WORLD HERITAGE SITE, based on its wildness and beauty, together with the wide range of large mammals, over 350 bird species and aquatic wildlife. Mana Pools is one of Zimbabwe's most popular parks, and it is easy to see why it falls into this profile.

The name "Mana'' means "four" in the local Shona language. This applies to the four large pools inland from the Zambezi River. These pools are the remnant ox-bow lakes that the Zambezi River carved out thousands of years ago as it changed its course northwards. Hippopotamus, crocodiles and a wide variety of aquatic birds are associated with the pools. ''Long Pool'', is the largest of the four pools, extending some six kilometres in a west-east direction. This pool has a large population of hippo and crocodiles and is a favourite for the large herds of elephant that come out of the thickly vegetated areas in the south to drink.

Day

Accommodation

Type

Destination

Duration

Basis

Day 0

Victoria Falls River Lodge   Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

3 nights

FI

  Victoria Falls Hotel

alternate

       

Day 3

John's Camp   Mana Pools National Park

5 nights

FI

  Ruckomechi Camp

alternate

       
  African Bush Camps - Kanga Camp

alternate

       

Key

FI: Fully Inclusive

 

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe : Victoria Falls River Lodge

Victoria Falls River Lodge Victoria Falls River Lodge - Family Suite Victoria Falls River Lodge - Luxury Room

Mana Pools National Park : John's Camp

Fast Facts

9 Days / 8 Nights

Reference Number: AS10

Price

Prices vary depending on the season.
Mana Pools is usually closed from November to April
Prices from USD 5, 800 per person for 8 nights

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe : Victoria Falls River Lodge

Victoria Falls River Lodge Victoria Falls River Lodge - Family Suite Victoria Falls River Lodge - Luxury Room

Mana Pools National Park : John's Camp

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