Mana Pools National Park is a wildlife conservation area and national park in northern Zimbabwe. Located in a region of the Lower Zambezi, it's an area where the flood plain turns into a broad expanse of lakes after each rainy season; as the lakes gradually dry up and recede, the region attracts many large animals in search of water (hippo, elephant, buffalo and Nile crocodile), making it one of Africa's most renowned gameviewing destinations. This unique area has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Mana Pools is one of the few places in the world where you can enjoy gameviewing by canoe (recommended only between April and November).
Below: Elephants river crossing. Photo credit: Natureways Safaris (C. Bhana)