Back to Mana Pools

9 04 2014

It’s been quite a few years since I’ve been to Mana Pools Game Reserve on the north-western border of Zimbabwe. It is perhaps one of the better known game parks in the country and is very popular “in season” which is usually taken to be June through to the end of September after which it gets too hot for most people. Situated in the Zambezi Valley it can easily get into the mid 40 degrees (Celcius). This time of year it gets into the mid 30s during the day and can be humid to boot and the bush is relatively lush after the rains. There is water everywhere so the game is more widely dispersed than in the dry season when it congregates at the pans and the Zambezi River. But it’s still worth a visit and is far from over-crowded as we discovered this last weekend.

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12 04 2014
tuppit260

Nice to see something unspoilt

13 04 2014
gonexc

Yes, when I dropped Sybille off at the airport she said “Please make sure the tourists don’t come back!”. We were of course out of peaks season which is August – September when it is dry and the game is concentrated at the water. The remoteness of the park also helps and the less than good road but I suspect that will change once the political climate changes. So see it now!

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