One for adventurous travellers, as guests enjoy close encounters with wildlife during a canoe safari on one of the greatest rivers in Africa.

This safari experience sees guests canoe along the mighty Zambezi river through the Mana Pools National Park. The safari lasts three nights, with each night spent camping on the banks of the Zambezi with a total of 40 miles covered over the entire trip downstream. After a safety briefing, guests take to the waters of the Zambezi in two-man canoes and paddle past pods of hippos and elephants on the river banks before disembarking every now and then for nature walks.

The Mana Canoe Trail is for reasonably fit guests and is led by an experienced guide. Support vehicles and staff assist guests and set up camp each day. The safari makes for a great combination with a stay at one of the lodges in Mana Pools at either the beginning or the end.

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Encounters with animals, whether in the canoe or on foot, are up close and memorable.

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