Kanga Bush Camp is in a completely remote and unspoilt area near Chitake Springs in the heart of Mana Pools National Park. This is Africa in the raw.

This is very much a bush experience - a traditional tented camp consisting of six luxury A-frame mobile-style tents camp in a private concession. The main area of the camp is built on raised decking, consisting of dining area, bar and library and lounge area overlooking a pan that attracts abundant game.

There is the choice of taking game drives in open four-wheel drive vehicles or walking with professional guides and this is some of the best walking territory anywhere in Africa. The opportunity to leave one's vehicle and track game on foot is an experience rare in the national parks of Africa and in Mana Pools in particular this provides the visitor with the chance to track game in safety with an experienced professional guide. Even better, guests can walk directly out from camp rather than driving somewhere and walking from there. As well as guided walks and game drives, other activities on offer include night drives as well as canoeing safaris (including overnight trips) on the Zambezi, organised on request.

The camp might not be on the river (unlike Ruckomechi Camp) itself but Kanga Pan particularly attracts big game in big concentrations as it is the only water found in the floodplain above the river. Predators including lion, wild dog and leopard are often sighted and large concentrations of buffalo can be found in the mopane woodland and open plains studded with Ilala Palms. Kudu, zebra, impala and waterbuck can be seen on the surrounding plains and elephant are abundant thanks to the presence of one of their favourite nibbles, the albida tree. Bird watching is also a great attraction of the area.

Why We Love It
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Kanga Pan is the only known source of water in the area that is available all year round so this is the hub for wildlife in the area. Better still - you are guaranteed not to bump into anyone else as there isn't another camp for miles around. This is your own private Africa.

Eleanor, Original Traveller

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