Hwange & Mana Pools Walking Safari

Exploring the bush on foot is a wonderful way to truly experience the amazing African outdoors. This 7 day walking safari will visit Hwange National Park before moving on to Mana Pools National Park. Mana Pools National Park is one of the best game viewing destinations in Africa with its beautiful setting in the Zambezi valley and is known for Elephant, Buffalo, Hippo and Lion sightings. All the general game is present in great numbers.

Day 1,2 & 3:
Hwange National Park

You will be met at Victoria Falls airport and assisted to the domestic terminal where you will meet your flight to Hwange. There you will be met by your guide and transferred to your accommodation for the next three nights.

At Hwange your activities will be walking focused with the expert guides, but game drives are also available. Hwange is a unique national park offering diverse environments which in turn bring a variety of wildlife (over 100 mammal species) and bird life (over 400 bird species).

Situated in western Zimbabwe, the Hwange National Park is the country’s biggest reserve, home to a profusion of wildlife, including Giraffe, Lion, Plains Zebra and approximately 40 000 African Elephants. It provides a sanctuary for all the country’s endangered species, including a population of African Wild Dogs thought to be among the most sizeable surviving groups on the continent. The park’s magnificent terrain ranges from desert dunes, savannah lands and mopane woodlands to rocky outcrops and sparse forests. Other highlights include the Bumbusi National Monument, Mtoa Ruins and the Nyamandhlovu Pan.

Day 4,5 & 6:
Mana Pools National Park

Today you will have a flight to Mana Pools where you will be met by your guide and transferred to camp, where you will spend the next three nights. Again your activities will be walking focused and you can enjoy game drives as well. Mana Pools is known for excellent walking opportunities and a chance to get really close to nature.

Located in northern Zimbabwe, the life-giving power of the Zambezi River makes Mana Pools National Park one of Zimbabwe’s most lush and flourishing regions. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is known for its natural beauty and as one of the continent’s premier game-viewing areas. Visitors can look forward to an array of activities such as canoe trips which are offered year round and provide a unique and memorable way for visitors to experience the area’s striking scenic beauty and diverse fauna, while guided walks are a great way to take its pristine riverside forests. Other popular activities apart from walking include game drives, river cruises, birdwatching, catch-and-release fishing, and searching for dinosaur tracks.

Day 7:
End of safari

Sadly your final day has arrived and you will have a flight to Victoria Falls airport to meet your onward international flight.

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