Mana River Camp

Mana Pools, Zambezi Valley

Mana River camp is located along the Zambezi River within a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A quaint and comfortable safari camp with friendly staff providing a homely and authentic safari experience.

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Wide variety of wild animals

The size of the herds and the variety of animal species is spectacular. Highlights include the buffalo and elephant herds, and the predatory leopards, lions and packs of African wild dogs (also known as painted dogs).

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Game spotting on foot

Mana River Camp offers the perfect environment in which to immerse yourself in nature by taking a walking safari. Your experienced Machaba Safaris guide will draw your attention to the details that form part of a bigger story, such as beetles, animal droppings, scents, sounds and spoor.

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The wildlife visits you

The permanent water sources nearby attract daily visits by large elephant and buffalo herds. Hundreds of plains game are also a common sight, along with packs of African wild dogs. At night, the air is alive with the calls of lion and leopard.

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Wide variety of wild animals

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Game spotting on foot

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The wildlife visits you

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Eco-luxury at its finest

Camp Information

Category

Classic Safari Camp

Camp Size

6 x Double/Twin tents and
1 x Guide tent

Concession Type

Private Site

Region

Mana Pools National Park

Ages

Children above 6 years

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All the comfort without the frills

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Machaba Safaris achieves a balance of maximum guest comfort and minimal impact on the environment.

What does this mean?

Machaba Safaris combines the authenticity of the past, the comforts of today and a future-thinking eco-awareness. Our camps feature iconic canvas tents, cooling plunge pools and communal bars and dining areas and reading nooks. We consciously forgo certain conveniences like hairdryers and air-con, and rely on alternative energy to lighten our load on the planet.

How we lighten the load
  • Camp electricity is a hybrid of solar energy and a back-up generator.
  • Low energy consuming appliances and light bulbs.
  • No permanent fixtures means that our campsites can be rehabilitated in 1.5 years.
  • Separate Bio Plants manage kitchen, laundry and staff village solids. 
Roughing It Meets Comfort

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Our Popular Activities

From bird watching to taking an untamed walking safari under the care of a highly trained guide, there is always something to see and do.

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Camp Layout

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Tailored Safari Packages

Inspired by our knowledge and first-hand experience of Botswana and Zimbabwe, we have crafted a series of packages to provide textured and authentic African safaris.

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Classic Botswana and Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe & Botswana

Hwange National Park, Okavango Delta

Experience the best of Botswana & Zimbabwe. Explore the exquisite tapestry of natural wonders across the Okavango Delta. Traverse the mesmerizing landscapes of Hwange National Park and embrace the thundering cascade while marveling at the scenic grandeur of Victoria Falls. 

  • 11 Nights
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    Shoulder
    1 Apr 2024 - 31 May 2024 &
    1 Nov 2024 - 10 Jan 2025

    $ 13199 pps

    Peak
    1 Jun 2024 - 31 Oct 2024

    $ 16961 pps

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Essentially Machaba

Zimbabwe & Botswana

Hwange National Park, Okavango Delta

Experience the essence of the Okavango Delta where untamed nature and captivating wildlife thrive. Then, venture into Hwange National Park, renowned for its abundant elephant herds, majestic big cats, and a myriad of plains game.

  • 9 Nights
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    Shoulder
    1 Apr 2024 - 31 May 2024 &
    1 Nov 2024 - 10 Jan 2025

    $ 11385 pps

    Peak
    1 Jun 2024 - 31 Oct 2024

    $ 15147 pps

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Zimbabwe & Botswana

Hwange National Park, Chobe National Park, Okavango Delta

Discover the epitome of wilderness exploration starting in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe's largest reserve, followed by the untamed allure of Ngoma lodge offering endless views over the seasonal Chobe flood plain. Thereafter visit the classic safari lands of the Okavango delta.

  • 11 Nights
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    Shoulder
    1 Apr 2024 - 31 May 2024 &
    1 Nov 2024 - 10 Jan 2025

    $ 14851 pps

    Peak
    1 Jun 2024 - 31 Oct 2024

    $ 19631 pps

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Machaba Routes

Zimbabwe & Botswana

Hwange National Park, Chobe National Park, Mana Pools National Park, Okavango Delta

Embark on the multifaceted odyssey traversing some of Africa's top safari destinations. Start in the magical landscapes of Mana Pools and Hwange National Park. Discover the grandeur of Victoria Falls and the wildlife-rich allure of Ngoma Safari Lodge in Chobe National Park. Conclude amidst nature's tranquility at Kiri Camp in the Okavango Delta to end off an unforgettable expedition.

  • 13 Nights
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    Shoulder
    1 May 2024 - 31 May 2024

    $ 14805 pps

    Peak
    1 Jun 2024 - 31 Oct 2024

    $ 18940 pps

    Shoulder
    1 Nov 2024 - 15 Nov 2024

    $ 14805 pps

Classic Okavango Delta

Classic Delta Package

Botswana

Okavango Delta

Watch elephants swim through the reeds in the Okavango Delta, or a leopard track its prey in the predator capital of the world at Gomoti. It’s the chance to see nature in un-edited detail.

  • 9 Nights
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    Shoulder
    1 Apr 2024 - 31 May 2024 &
    1 Nov 2024 - 10 Jan 2025

    $ 12337 pps

    Peak
    1 Jun 2024 - 31 Oct 2024

    $ 16333 pps

Classic Machaba

Classic Botswana

Botswana

Chobe National Park, Okavango Delta

Starting at the world-famous Chobe Game Reserve and moving to the world-renowned Okavango Delta, this safari includes the Gomoti Game Reserve – known as the predator capital of the world. Thereafter visit the classic safari lands of the delta.

  • 8 Nights
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    Shoulder
    1 Apr 2024 - 31 May 2024 &
    1 Nov 2024 - 10 Jan 2025

    $ 10433 pps

    Peak
    1 Jun 2024 - 31 Oct 2024

    $ 13881 pps

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Botswana

Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park

The private Ngoma Safari Lodge, is located on the edge of a plateau, offering endless views over the seasonal Chobe flood plain. Thereafter visit Little Machaba, an intimate oasis nestled in the riverine trees.

  • 5 Nights
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    Shoulder
    1 Apr 2024 - 31 May 2024 &
    1 Nov 2024 - 10 Jan 2025

    $ 4908 pps

    Peak
    1 Jun 2024 - 31 Oct 2024

    $ 6868 pps

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Classic Hwange

Zimbabwe

Hwange National Park

Take a safari in the largest National Park in Zimbabwe. Hwange is a blend of semi-desert, forest and open savannah and is home to great herds of elephant, big cats and a myriad of plains game.

  • 6 Nights
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    Shoulder
    1 Apr 2024 - 31 May 2024 &
    1 Nov 2024 - 10 Jan 2025

    $ 4858 pps

    Peak
    1 Jun 2024 - 31 Oct 2024

    $ 6799 pps

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Classic Mana Pools

Zimbabwe

Mana Pools National Park

Mana Pools National Park is surprisingly textured. Its varied landscape gives rise to different plants, bird and animal life which can be seen from a game vehicle, by foot or the comfort of your eco-luxury accommodation.

  • 8 Nights
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    Shoulder
    1 May 2024 - 31 May 2024

    $ 4859 pps

    Peak Special
    1 Jun 2024 - 30 Jun 2024

    $ 6389 pps

    Peak
    1 Jul 2024 - 31 Oct 2024

    $ 8049 pps

    Shoulder
    1 Nov 2024 - 15 Nov 2024

    $ 6009 pps

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