Mana Shoreline Canoeing

The Mana Shoreline Canoe Safariis a luxurious mobile camp where you leave camp with the sunrise and leisurely canoe your way to the next camp. Floating into camp with the sunset, you will find an ice cold drink, hot shower and dinner being prepared. This 3 night, 4 day safari follows the Zambezi River through the Mana Pools National Park. Canoeing offers guests a unique way of viewing game, you can glide up to elephants crossing the Zambezi and watch game coming down to the Rive to drink.

Canoeing begins near the confluence of the Ruckomechi River and Zambezi River and continues along the Mana Pools shoreline to Illala Camp across from Chikwenya Island in the Mana Pools ‘Wilderness Area.’

To ensure guests have time to canoe on the first afternoon we advise all guests to arrive in Mana Pools no later than 11:30am, whether flying into the Park or driving - this way there's no mad rush to set out on your adventure!
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Mana Shoreline Canoeing

Safari Includes:

  • Services of fully qualified professional guide.
  • All activities.
  • Use of all camping and canoe equipment.
  • All meals and snacks.
  • All drinks (soft drinks & alcohol).
  • Complementary laundry (time permitting).

Safari Excludes:

  • Transfers to and from Mana Pools National Park.
  • Any personal expenses.

Daily Routine

Guests will be awakened early, warm water will be placed in your basin outside each tent while freshly brewed coffee awaits you on the campfire. Everyone will have the opportunity to have something to eat before setting out on their safari. Guests do have the option of going for an early morning walk or game drive before breakfast or for the avid fisherman there is time to pull out a fishing rod. The routine is tailored to suite the individuals on the safari, the camp will be packed up by our staff to ensure that guests spend as much time as possible doing safari activities or simply enjoying their surroundings.


There are no permanent ablution facilities however the camp does come with the luxury of long drop toilets and for night use all tents have en-suite chemical toilets. Guest can also revel a luxurious hot shower underneath the expanse of the Africa sky.

All Canoe Safaris are fully backed up with a team and 4×4 vehicle. The team will take care of all our guests’ needs and camp chores. During our mobile safaris the camp will be taken down and all equipment and guests luggage will be transferred to the next campsite by vehicle after guests have left for their day’s walking.

All camping equipment is supplied.

Our Safaris are true bush camps, offering rustic luxury – there is no electricity, no permanent structures and no plumbing. A taste of the way safaris used to be, a truly authentic African bush experience. The camps are eco-friendly, designed to be erected and dismantled within hours, leaving not trace on the environment.

There are custom built tents to guarantee guests comfort, these are spacious walk-in style with en-suite toilet facilities for night use and comfortable beds with fresh linen. The tents are mosquito proof with mosquito gauze on the roof so guests can lie in bed and enjoy the night sky, all our do have tents have flysheets to ensure guests to not get wet if it does rain.

Each camp comes with the luxury of ablution facilities as mentioned above. Odyssey camps are fully equipped with a kitchen accompanied with an experienced bush cook, bar facilities and dining area as well as waiter service.

Food & Drinks

All produce is brought in fresh and meals are prepared in camp by one of the experienced bush cooks. All breads and pastries are freshly baked on open campfires. Vegetarian or other dietary preferences can be catered for providing we are warned 4 weeks prior to the safari.

Breakfast: may consist of cereals, yoghurt, muffins, biscuits, pancakes, toast and jams. On the guests last day of safari a full English breakfast will be laid out for guests to enjoy.
Lunch: usually fresh quiche, meat pies, etc. with varied selection freshly baked bread, salads and cheeses.
Dinner: full 3 course meals with various starters, delicious main courses and sumptuous deserts all eaten by candlelight under the stars, accompanied by a bottle of wine (imported).

All Canoe Safaris include a supply of local beers, spirits, minerals, cordials, mineral water, tea, coffee and imported wines. Drinks are served by the friendly camp staff whilst guests relax in the peace and tranquility of the safari. We recommend guests let us know in advance if they do have any drink preferences i.e. a particular brand of local beer is preferred. Guests are also free to bring their own beverages, cooler boxes can be set aside for this purpose. There is no limit to the amount of beverages guests can bring.

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Standard Terms and Conditions

  • Prices are per person sharing, depending on the season
  • Prices shown here are very much a guideline, contact us to discuss your specific requirements so that we can quote for your unique needs and in your preferred currency
  • Services are subject to availability at the time of booking confirmation
  • To hire a car, drivers must carry a valid driver’s licence and valid credit card


  • All accommodation, as specified on a sharing basis
  • Meals as specified, soft drinks, beers, wine
  • Activities as specified
  • Canoes and Guide
  • Accommodation taxes, applicable Tourism Levies and Value Added Tax


  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Any meals not specified
  • Any activities not specified
  • Transfer to and from Mana Pools
  • Unspecified park and entrance fees
  • Any scheduled flights
  • Cancellation, baggage, medical and evacuation insurance
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