Kanga Camp

Mana Pools National Park
Kanga Camp is set within the most remote part of this World Heritage Site. The camp is built around the Kanga Pan, the only permanent water source in the area available throughout the year, making it a hub for wildlife and a delight to explore on foot. Pristine and undeveloped, this area gives you a pure, unspoiled, private African safari experience. The diverse area has a multitude of open vlei lines, river systems of the Ruckomechi River, and mixed woodland types from Mopane woodland to Jesse bush and riverine forests. The camp consists of six stylish Meru type tents. They are simple yet elegant, boasting floor-to-ceiling mesh windows to let in ample natural light and a light breeze. All tents are replete with fans, en-suite bathroom, flushing toilet, outdoor shower, hot running water and a secluded veranda. Kanga has a family tent which boasts a wraparound terrace facing the pan with private seating and dining areas. The honeymoon tent features a rolltop bath on the adjoining secluded deck, ideal for a romantic starlit bath. The main area has a comfortable lounge and dining area offering you uninterrupted views of a very active water hole. Relax in the upper deck lounge
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under the shade of a mahogany or sit on the deck below near the splash pool and enjoy Kanga − the old Africa in a new era. Mana Pools is one of Africa's most untamed parks – the camp itself has a resident lion pride that doesn't stray too far, and is also known for its superb Big Five and wild dog sightings. Game drives at Kanga Camp are always full of surprises. Safaris in this game-rich region of Zimbabwe means there are common sightings such as leopard and wild dog. During the dry season, game drives are often not needed as the game comes straight to the pan in front of Kanga where fresh water is pumped throughout the day. Being the only pan within a ten mile radius, this brings the true meaning to an Armchair Safari. 

Walking at Kanga Camp is absolutely superb With the guidance of one of the professional guides in camp, walking in Mana Pools is one of the closest things you can get to being in the complete wilderness. Get to know the flora of the region or track lions on foot. A walk in Mana Pools is something truly special. 

Mana Pools is a wildlife-rich, biodiverse wonderland that will delight at every turn. You can expect to spot hippopotamus, crocodile, elephants and a wonderful array of aquatic birds within this UNESCO World Heritage Site, and there’s a good chance of seeing lioness’ hunting around waterholes, where prey are seemingly easy pickings. 

The landscapes are beautiful too, dotted with acacia trees, whose shade becomes vital to the parks’ more than 12,000-strong elephant population in the dry season, as well as a sprinkling of vibrant plant life. Far away from any human settlement, you’ll relish the feeling of remoteness here. Surrounded only by extreme wilderness, and if you visit in winter, you’ll find yourself exploring amongst the highest concentration of wildlife in Africa. An experience for which words can do no justice.

AT A GLANCE

  • 6 luxury Meru style tents including 2 honeymoon suites
  • En-suite bathroom facilities with outdoor showers and basins overlooking the water hole. (Honeymoon suite contains an outdoor bath)
  • Private concession nine miles from the Zambezi River along the seasonal floodplain of the Ruckomechi River
  • Permanent water hole which attracted incredible game
  • Renown for lion and wild dog.
  • Morning and afternoon game drives
  • Walking safaris
  • Birdwatching
  • All Inclusive: 3 meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beer, safari activities, laundry
  • Generator and solar power, battery-charging facilities available in main area
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