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The Zambezi Classic Canoeing and Walking Safari
Mana Pools and Matusadona - Zimbabwe



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The Zambezi Classic Canoeing and Walking Safari is a ten night/eleven day safari with 5 nights in Mana Pools, and 5 nights exploring Matusadona. It includes a 3 night backed-up canoe safari from Ruckomechi to Chikwenya, 2 nights at the Classic Africa Safaris tented camp on the Mana Pools flood plain, 3 nights at Maronga Tented Camp in Matusadona and ends off with 2 nights in Musango Safari Camp on the Ume River, Matusadona.

The safari includes a return light aircraft charter to Mana Pools, a return Float Plane charter to Maronga, all local transfers, Park Entry, Guide fees, Government levy and is all inclusive of accommodation, meals, drinks, laundry etc. Domestic air fares to and from Kariba, gratuities and expenses of a personal nature are excluded.

The Mana Pools section is operated by Patrick Brakspear of Classic Africa Safaris, the Matusadona section is operated by Steve Edwards of Maronga Tented Camp and Musango Safari Camp.

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The Zambezi Safari & Travel Co.
Suite 3, The Heights Centre
PO Box 158, Kariba, Zimbabwe
Tel: +263 61 2532
Mobile: +263 11 603388
Fax: +263 61 2291



Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Kariba and connect directly to a small plane charter flight (30 minutes) to Mana Pools. Guests will be collected from the Mana airstrip and taken to the start of their canoe safari. We spend 3 nights in 3 different locations along the Mana Pools shoreline, canoeing between each mobile camp and enjoying guided walks and game-drives within the National Park. Victor Ncube is the Professional Guide for the entire Mana Pools safari.

Day 2: Mukuyu Canoe Trail

Day 3: Mukuyu Canoe Trail

Day 4: We transfer from Acacia Point (at the end of the canoe safari) to the Mana Pools Tented Camp at Mucheni for a relaxing 2 nights, where activities include guided walks and game-drives within the National Park.

Day 5: Mana Pools Tented Camp

Day 6: After a morning activity and a hearty breakfast we transfer by air charter to Maronga Tented Camp on the Maronga river in Matusadona National Park. Activities include guided walks, game-viewing by vehicle, pontoon, and canoe.

Day 7: Maronga Tented Camp

Day 8: Maronga Tented Camp

Day 9: Transfer by boat from Maronga Tented Camp (about 30 mins), to Musango Island, in the mouth of the Ume River estuary, for a two-night stay. Musango offers a full range of water and land based activities.

Day 10: Musango Safari Camp

Day 11: After their morning activity guests are transferred back to Kariba to meet their connecting flights.

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