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A Zambezi River Adventure

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An Overview of the Zambezi River Adventure Safari

This Sojourn takes in Victoria Falls which presents a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur on the Zambezi River, forming the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. It was described by the Kololo tribe living in the area in the 1800’s as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ – ‘The Smoke that Thunders’. In more modern terms Victoria Falls is known as the greatest curtain of falling water in the world.


Mana Pools National Park is synonymous with the Zambezi River, elephants, lions, remoteness and wilderness. This unique park is a WORLD HERITAGE SITE, based on its wildness and beauty, together with the wide range of large mammals, over 350 bird species and aquatic wildlife. Mana Pools is one of Zimbabwe’s most popular parks, and it is easy to see why it falls into this profile.

The name “Mana” means “four” in the local Shona language. This applies to the four large pools inland from the Zambezi River. These pools are the remnant ox-bow lakes that the Zambezi River carved out thousands of years ago as it changed its course northwards. Hippopotamus, crocodiles and a wide variety of aquatic birds are associated with the pools. ”Long Pool”, is the largest of the four pools, extending some six kilometres in a west-east direction. This pool has a large population of hippo and crocodiles and is a favourite for the large herds of elephant that come out of the thickly vegetated areas in the south to drink.

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3 nights at Victoria Falls River Lodge

5 nights at Johns Camp

safari itinerary: 3 nights

Victoria Falls River Lodge, Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls River Lodge is the first private game lodge to be set in the Zambezi National Park. This luxury tented lodge is situated on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River offering uninterrupted panoramic views of African sunsets and exceptional wildlife viewing making this uniquely located lodge the ideal place from which to explore Victoria Falls as it combines the safari experience with one of the world’s most famous tourist destinations! The main lodge has an open plan design and has been positioned just back from the river – in view of the elephants’ natural evening route. Sit back and sip on a cocktail, under the shade of the thatched roof, as the elephants graze along the river line.


3 Nights, Fully Inclusive – Bed, All Meals, Fees and Activities, All Local Brands (Spirits, Wine and Beers) Included

Special Interests: Adventure, Birding, Fishing, Gourmet, Hiking, Indigenous Culture / Art, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Star Gazing, Wildlife
safari itinerary: 5 nights

John’s Camp, Mana Pools National Park

Mana Pools is situated in the Zambezi Valley, in northern Zimbabwe. Mana means ‘four’ in Shona, and refers to the four large permanent pools left by the Zambezi River as it flows into the floodplain area. Mana is one of Africa’s popular game viewing areas, as many large animals are in the region in search of water. The area is teeming with life, excellent for fishing and bird watching, and is rich in vegetation diversity, from river frontage to forests of mahogany, wild fig, acacia albida and baobabs. Now a World Heritage site, Mana has the largest concentration of hippo and crocodiles. Guests will also see many buffalo and elephant. The camp’s en suite tents are complete with full beds, a soft rug, wooden shower decking, toiletries, linen cushions, a vivid silk throw and cool Egyptian cotton sheets. The veranda outside is shelter to two director’s chairs and a table, an ideal spot for a book and afternoon tea.


5 Nights, Fully Inclusive – Bed, All Meals, Fees and Activities, All Local Brands (Spirits, Wine and Beers) Included

Special Interests: Birding, Flora, Hiking, Nature, Wildlife

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