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Mana Canoe Trail
Mana Canoe Trail
4 Days From US$ 1316.00 pp

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Mana Canoe Trail

  • Safari Information
  • - Departure; Scheduled and tailor-made departure dates
  • - Duration; 4 Days / 3 Nights
  • - Lodging; Bush Camping
  • - Group Size; Minimum 2
  • - Note: Travel insurance is compulsory for all safaris
Day 1: Start Of Trail
- Guests are transferred to Ruckomechi by air, arriving at around midday
- At approximately 2 pm, after meeting the guide and going through a thorough safety briefing, canoeists start paddling downstream in sturdy Canadian canoes to our mobile camp in the Mana Pools National Park
- The camp will have already been set up in advance; the first afternoon of paddling covers about 11 kilometers
- This is a relatively easy distance to cover in the time available and gives canoeists a chance to familiarise themselves with the canoes and the various paddle strokes required

Days 2,3: Zambezi River Wild Camping
- Typically, canoeists are awakened before dawn with tea/coffee and biscuits and we try to get onto the water just before sunrise
- This is a magical time on the river as the water is usually calm and the peace and tranquility is amazing
- After paddling for usually about two hours, we beach the canoes on the bank of the Zambezi River and set out for a game walk
- The guide chooses a suitable area, based on his knowledge of the area and game movements and we take a few hours to explore on foot, and unravel some of the intricacies of the bush
- After returning to the canoes, and a light snack, we continue canoeing to a suitable lunch spot, arriving around midday
- Lunch is carried in the canoes and is usually consists of a salad and cold meats
- We normally rest up in the shade for a while or take another short walk before moving on arriving at the next camp at dusk
- The camp, and all the luggage, will have been moved by the camp staff and all that is required to be done by participants is to enjoy a hot shower under the stars, and a cold drink, followed by dinner
- The daily distances covered from one camp to the next are around 20 to 25 kilometers and the daily routine will vary according to wildlife movements

Day 4: Safari Ends
- After breakfast by the river, guests will either be transferred by Land Rover or a walk to the nearby Chikwenya airstrip for the flight out or can take a drive back Ruckomechi Camp for an additional night or nights stay if they wish to spend more time in the wonderful Zambezi Valley.

  • Safari Includes
  • - No children accepted under the age of 12 years
  • - Guests who are between the ages of 65 and 70 years, and who are fit and healthy, can book the safari as long as we have a copy of a medical certificate
  • - Maximum age accepted is 65 years
  • - A minimum of two guests and maximum of eight or nine guests. Single guests can still book as long as we have other guests traveling already
  • - Transfers are provided by Sefofane Air and are not included in the above costs
  • - Additional nights can be booked at Ruckomechi and/or Chikwenya at normal camp rates. The single supplement can be waived if a guest is prepared to share
  • - This safari brings guests very close to animals. This is not a safari for the faint of heart and requires a more adventurous spirit
  • Safari Excludes
  • - International flights
  • - Visas
  • - Items of a personal nature
  • - Meals not specified
  • - Insurance

  • Rates from: US$ 1316.00
  • Per person sharing
  • Rates are in US Dollars
  • *Rates may vary according to season
  • Flights (return);
  • UK - ZIM; from £ 674
  • USA - ZIM; from $ 1537
  • EUR - ZIM; from € 904
  • Subject to availability & T&C's

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