We'll tailor your safari specially to your requirement, but as a basis we'd suggest:

Two nights at Mana Pools, with the accent on wildlife viewing on the Mana floodplains;

Two nights at Chewore Camp, on the confluence of the Chewore and Zambezi Rivers;

Two nights at Tamarind Camp, on the eastern boundary of the World Heritage Site, close to the dinosaur trackways;

Return to Mana Pools for three nights, as a wildlife 'climax experience' to your safari.

We can rendezvous with you in Harare and return to Harare; alternatively meet you at Kariba, or in Mana itself; or move on to other venues such as Lake Kariba and the Matusadona National Park (to the west) or the spectacular Mavuradonha Wilderness Area to the east.

Safaris are self-catering, and prices depend on duration, number of participants and final itinerary agreed with you. We'll quote you an 'all in' price including accommodation, Park entry fees, road tolls (if applicable), accompaniment and guidance by Dick and Sally Pitman throughout, with no hidden extras except your food and fuel costs.

Vehicle requirements: standard 4x4 with low range capability; fuel capacity for up to 1000km depending on itinerary, basic recovery gear and drinking water for two days. No trailers on some routeing options.

If you don't have a 4x4 - drive one of ours on ZIM4x4's 'FLY IN, FLY OUT' option! We meet you at Harare or Kariba airports, provide you with a Toyota Land Cruiser fully equipped for comfortable camping, guide you through a safari tailored exclusively to your preferences, and return to the airport in time for you to catch your flight home. All you bring is your personal kit. Click here for more details!

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for the famous tigerfish; and fantastic photo opportunities from birds and butterflies to elephants, lion and wild dog, often against the most scenic backdrops you can imagine.

We're introducing a special World Heritage Safari, to enable you to experience and enjoy not only Mana Pools, but the entire World Heritage Site with all it's varied attractions. Sometimes we'll have ablutions and toilets; sometimes, we'll be more or less 'wild camping' and fending for ourselves in wild and remote places. And, throughout, we'll be keeping you fully informed about what we're seeing and where we're going, by describing our surroundings and interpreting their natural and cultural features over our inter-vehicle radio, through hard-copy infomation sheets, and by informal 'campfire chats'.

As with all our safaris, though, the emphasis is on informality, getting to know you, and doing our best to ensure that your safari is great fun as well as informative. Email us for more information.

There's more to the Zambezi Valley than just Mana Pools, lovely though Mana is. The Mid-Zambezi World Heritage Site is over 6000sq km in area, of which Mana accounts for only some 2000sq km. The rest extends far to the east, and includes some of the finest and wildest places in southern Africa.

The World Heritage Site was declared by UNESCO because of its amazing wildlife and variety of habitats, from the Mana floodplains to the magnificent mopane woodlands, from the Zambezi itself to the incredible diversity of the inland jesses, the mountains of the Chewore, and the 'gallery forests' of the many Zambezi tributaries that run through the area.

And as bonuses there are the amazing but little-visited dinosaur 'trackways' - footprints made by dinosaurs some 150million years ago, where elephants now roam; 'fossil forests' of petrified wood; superb angling


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