Mana Pools National Park is synonymous with the Zambezi River, the elephants, lions and unspoiled wilderness. This unique park is a World Heritage Site, renowned for its wide-range of wildlife which includes over 350 bird species and aquatic wildlife. The name “Mana’’ means “four” in the local Shona language – referring to the 4 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. Hippopotami, crocodiles and a wide variety of aquatic birds are associated with the pools along with large herds of elephant.