Drift Silently Along the Mighty Zambezi River and Explore the African Bush in Luxury and Comfort.
The Mana Pools Canoe Safari is a luxurious mobile camp where you leave camp with the sunrise and leisurely canoe your way to the next camp. Floating into camp with the sunset you will find an ice cold drink, hot shower and dinner being prepared. This 3 night, 4 day safari follows the Zambezi River through the Mana Pools National Park. Canoeing offers guests a unique way of viewing game, you can glide up to elephants crossing the Zambezi and watch game coming down to the river to drink. Canoeing begins near the confluence of the Ruckomechi River and Zambezi River and continues along the Mana Pools shoreline to Illala Camp across from Chikwenya Island in the Mana Pools ‘Wilderness Area.’
Our camps are true bush camps, offering rustic luxury – there is no electricity, no permanent structures and no plumbing. A taste of the way safaris used to be, a truly authentic African bush experience. The camps are eco-friendly, designed to be erected and dismantled within hours, leaving not trace on the environment.
We also offer a series of budget friendly Adventurer canoe safaris. These safaris are semi-participatory where guests pitch their tents and assist with some of the camp chores. You’ll sleep in dome tents and on a mattress pad. Yes, you’ll forego some amenities but camping on remote islands in the Zambezi River makes this a true adventure!