Mana Pools & Kariba Safari in Zambia & Zimbabwe

Extensive water- and landbased Safari Experiences on both sides of Zambezi River & Lake Kariba

Trip overview

Travel by boat on Lake Kariba
Boat and canoe safaris on Lower Zambezi
Game walks in Mana Pools & Matusadona National Park
Exclusive and intensive - 3 National Parks in 2 countries
Short flight transfers - long-lasting experiences!


Travel details

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Outstanding and intensive wilderness safari through the great rivers and lakes, on foot, by boat and in canoe on Zambezi River. Superb game sightings and nature walks, combined with relaxation of boatcruise on Lake Kariba. Time to slow down and unwind in unspoilt and remote wilderness areas of this part of Zambezi River, without lacking on comfort.

This region of Lower Zambezi National Park is still very remote and one of the most scenic and unspoilt wilderness areas in Africa. For 3 days enjoy beautiful photo opportunities with close up game viewing by boat, canoe and game walks. From the boat spot elephants and hippos grazing along the river. From here you cross the border to Zimbabwe. A rough stretch of dirt roads takes you into the next paradise on the river, a beautifully located camp in Mana Pools National Park. You are now on the other side of the Zambezi River. This National Park is famous for large pods of hippos, large crocodiles and during the dry season buffalo and elephants. The “pools” are ideal for game watching, so you will be experiencing a walking safari in the middle of this wildlife heaven and will be going on extensive game drives as well. Overnights in comfortable tented camps or lodges will be followed by bushcamping in comfort tents on special campsites at the shores of the mighty Zambezi. On the boat and on land enjoy beautiful African night skies, filled with stars at Matusadona National Park. On game walks and game drives you will spot various elephant, buffalo and lion.

The off-the beaten track and unusual routing of this tour will guarantee you diverse game sightings, short driving distances between highlights and beautiful landscapes. This is African Wilderness at its Best!

Tailor-made Suggested Itinerary*

1 Lusaka Arrival at Lusaka airport & Transfer to accommodation

1xNT at Lodge on outskirts of town

2 Lower Zambezi
Drive to Lower Zambezi Sundowner boat cruise
1xNT in Lodge on the Zambezi River

3-4 Lower Zambezi National Park
Full day game drives in park Boat and canoe wildlife safari
2xNT in Lodge at Zambezi River

5 Mana Pools National Park
Border crossing into Zimbabwe
Boat safari into park
Game drive in Mana Pools National Park
1xNT in Comfort-Tent

6-7 Mana Pools National Park
Guided game walks Game drives in 4x4 vehicle
2xNT in Comfort-Tent

8 Flight over Lake Kariba
Flight from Mana Pools to Matusadona National Park
Game drives in park
1xNT at Safari Lodge

9-10 Matusadona National Park
Walking Safaris and game drives in park
Boat safari on Lake Kariba
2xNT at Safari Lodge

11 Flight to Harare
Flight from Rokari Airstrip to Harare airport
Departure from Lusaka or individual post extension program

Various pre and post trips can be arranged: - South Luangwa National Park, Victoria Falls, Great Zimbabwe, Matopo & Hwange National Park

Tailor-made programs, detailed itineraries and rates are on request.

* This is a sample itinerary and can be tailored to suit your own personal needs and budget


▸ English speaking local tourguides
▸ 7xNT at 3* Safari Lodge / Tented Camps
▸ 3xNT in Comfort-Tents at Mana Pools Nationalpark
▸ Boat safari on Lake Kariba
▸ 10x breakfast, 10x picknick, 10x dinner
▸ All transfers and safaris in 4x4 safari vehicles
▸ 2x canoe/boattrip at Lower Zambezi Nationalpark
▸ 3x walking safari at Matusadona und Mana Pools
▸ 2x charter flights Mana Pools - Rokari - Harare
▸ All boat transfers
▸ Boat safari on Lake Kariba
▸ All entrance fees and national park permit fees


Dates are on request


from Lusaka / to Harare
11 days for 6 Pax from USD 4.740,- p.p.
11 days for 4 Pax from USD 5.160,- p.p.
11 days for 2 Pax from USD 6.590,- p.p.