Ingwe Pan Camp takes its name from the prominent Ingwe pan, located in the Wilderness Area of Mana Pools National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

This expansive pan, one of the largest in the region, is celebrated for its frequent leopard sightings and the presence of elusive antelope such as nyala, which inhabit the nearby Jesse bush and riverine thickets of the Chiruwe River. Encircled by Jackalberry and Nyala berry trees, with the striking focal point being a massive Fig tree, the pan’s environment is further enriched by nearby Baobab groves.

Nestled seamlessly into this diverse landscape, on the southern fringe of the pan, are eight spacious Meru-style tents. Ingwe Pan Camp complements the offerings of Mana River Camp, our Zambezi River camp, and all our Hwange Camps. Between Mana River Camp and Ingwe Pan, guests can explore the extensive diversity of Mana Pools, spanning from the river to the floodplain and into the inland Wilderness Area.

Ingwe Pan Camp Activities

Wildlife enthusiasts can anticipate exceptional viewing opportunities, whether from a vehicle or on foot, with professional guided walks and game drives. Set in a private concession, guests can relish the seclusion of the pan, enjoying on-site game viewing and marveling at uninterrupted night skies free from the presence of other camps.

Ingwe Pan Camp Wildlife

This unique area offers a rich array of wildlife, including leopards, majestic male lions, and, with a touch of luck, brown hyenas. Wild dogs, accompanied by their pups, frequent the pan during later evenings in the season. Specific times of the year witness the arrival of vast buffalo herds as inland water sources diminish. Daily visitors include elephants, along with kudu, impala, warthogs, and a variety of other fascinating species.