This unpretentious owner run, 12-bed tented safari camp in Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools National Park is positioned in the shade of large mahogany and sausage trees, affording its guests sweeping views along the Zambezi River and its banks.

The serene simplicity of the camp allows for an immersive safari experience, away from both the digital age and the distractions of everyday life.

Founder Steve Bolnick is recognised as one of Southern Africa’s most dedicated and respected guides and he operates the camp together with a small team. Guided by the “Touch the earth lightly” philosophy, Camp Mana’s aim and focus is to provide a comfortable and intimate safari experience without compromising the environment.

Camp Mana Facilities

Camp Mana operates annually from April until November and at the end of each season the camp is dismantled and removed from the site completely.

Each tent has private en-suite facilities with hot bucket showers on demand and flushing toilets.

By minimising artificial light and noise in camp, the opportunities to witness wildlife in and around the camp are plentiful and we recommend spending at least one afternoon enjoying the scenery and game from the Bedouin-style lounge.


Mana Pools is a popular destination for photographers and each guest is guaranteed a window seat on game drives.

Guests can also enjoy walking and canoeing safaris from camp. Tailormade multiple night expeditions to Chitake Springs in the heart of the Park are arranged on request.

The camp is accessed via a private airfield and transfers by boat from Chirundu are also available.