If we had to choose we’d say that Mana Pools is Wild Again’s favourite destination in Africa. During the dry season a 12 000 strong elephant population descends on the area to drink from the Zambezi River’s plentiful supply of water and to feed from the Ana tree acacia that gets pods at the end of winter. This UNESCO world heritage site has some of the highest concentrations of wildlife in Africa. Prolific species include eland, baboons, impala, elephant, lions, wild dogs, crocodile and hippopotamus.
Why It’s a Wild Again Favourite
Some of the largest elephant bulls in the area have made themselves famous from developing the ability to stand up on their back legs to reach for the highest and thus tastiest branches. No off- roading in the reserve as well as its long walking history make it a walking mecca and all wildlife is approached on foot. The wild dog sightings here speak for themselves.
Situated on the eastern boundary of Mana Pools, Chikwenya is a photographer’s paradise as it looks out over an open floodplain and the broad Zambezi River, with a backdrop provided by the mountains of the Rift Valley escarpment.