The flow of the mighty Zambezi River has left behind small seasonal pools, creating the core of Mana Pools National Park. Near the river there are four main large pools, with further smaller pools dotted here and there enabling a wide spectrum of animals to make use of the area. What makes Mana Pools particularly special is it's unique scenery coupled with the large variations of animal and bird life created by its rich and wild heritage. The Park attracts a large number of big game, including elephant, buffalo, kudu, eland, zebra and waterbuck. The Acacia Albida tree, with its protein rich pods are highly prized by numerous species - elephants in particular. Smaller species also make use of Mana Pools' abundant resources. The bird population is extensive, over 300 different species having been found there at various times of the year.
Mana Pools is the only game park in Zimbabwe, holding carnivores and the larger mammals, in which visitors are allowed to walk unaccompanied (only at Nyamepi, Main Camp Mana Pools, and of course at your own risk). Throughout the rest of the park, guided walking is an unforgettable experience.