Mana Pools National Park
Africa Bush Camps was founded by a Zimbabwean guide, Beks Ndlovu, and this camp is a testament to his ethos; Kanga Camp is the epitome of an authentic African bush lodge. The camp sits in a private concession in the UNESCO World Heritage protected Mana Pools National Park but is a complete contrast to the many Zambezi riverside camps in Zimbabwe. The only real water source for Kanga Camp would be the Zambezi River, many miles away, but instead the area is totally reliant on the Kanga Pan, especially in the dry winter months, as the only source of water in the region. This unique feature is a massive drawcard for wildlife to congregate in the area.
Kanga Camp is small and intimate with just six tents on raised wooden platforms, and in true safari tradition, the tents have been designed in the traditional Mehru style. The floor to ceiling mesh windows, simple and functional, encourage a natural flow of air to cool the space and the tents are all en-suite with flushing toilets, outdoor showers, hot and cold running water and private verandas. Kanga Camp has a family tent which offers exclusivity and privacy, with wrap around verandas offering stunning views of the pan. The family tent also has private dining and seating areas.
The central lodge area is beautifully placed beneath a huge mahogany tree, the upper branches of which are a natural canopy for the upper deck lounge, while the lower deck is close to the splash pool overlooking the ever-changing parade of animals at the water hole.
It is important to note when planning your holiday that this area is not accessible during the rainy season from late November through to March when the dry riverbeds fill with rain water from the escarpment. The camp operates from 1st April – 30th November.
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- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
- Jaime Benitez, South India
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
- Anonymous, India
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
- Mr David Wallace, North India
- Leslie Siben, India