Mana Pools to Chawore
4 Days / 3 Nights
The Mopane Safari begins in Mana Pools and allows you to explore the shoreline of the National Park, Zimbabwes second World Heritage Site, up to Chewore. The journey is 70 km of the impressive Zambezi River. The Park is a full of game as well as 380 bird species and numerous mammals including elephant, buffalo, lion and variety of antelope.
Day 1 – Nyamepi
You will be transferred on the morning of your safari at 7:30am, there will be a short brieﬁng to summarise what the safari entails and questions may be asked. Your group will be driven in an open 4x4 vehicles to Nyamepi (Mana Pools Main Camp). The canoes and kit will be off-loaded where the guide will give a safety talk and demonstration on how to paddle. Lunch will be served before you start paddeling to your first nights camp on Nyamatusi Island.
Day 2 – ‘G’ Camp
You will be woken early for tea, coffee and biscuits before a short morning’s paddle. Around midday stop for lunch and a brief siesta on the river bank till the midday heat passes. Canoeing will then continue on until the early evening. The second night’s stop is made at ‘G’ Camp in the channels.
Day 3 - Chewore High Sand Bank
Today is carried out the same as yesterday but the night’s camp being set up at Chewore High Sand Bank.
Day 4 – Chewore and Kariba
After breakfast, the camp will be packed up and you will depart at approximately 8am. On arriving at Chewore at 10am, canoes and equipment will be loaded on to the vehicle for the return trip to Kariba – a packed lunch is served en route. Arrival time in Kariba is approximately 3pm.
What to Bring:
Please keep all your luggage for the Safari to a maximum of 10kgs per person packed in a soft duffel bag, not a suitcase.