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Kanga Camp

A secluded luxury tented camp, Kanga Camp is located away from the Zambezi River deep within Mana Pools National Park

Views from camp Kanga from the pan Inside a luxury tented room Bush walk in Mana Pools Cooling off in the pool

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Nestled in the heart of Mana Pools, this is one of the few camps in the park that is not situated on the Zambezi shoreline, thereby offering a unique perspective, not available at other camps in Mana Pools. The Kanga Pan in-front of camp is the only water source in this area which is present all year round here. Therefore, it can and does become very active with wildlife in the dry season. Kanga can boast elephant, lion, leopard and buffalo all drinking right in-front of camp. Animals in the area has to come to quench their thirst here, and Kanga Camp is perfectly placed to offer you the front row seat.

Kanga, like a lot of camps in Mana pools, is a seasonal camp and is only open from roughly April to December - this is due to the heavy rainfall that starts in December.

Being at least a 5 hour drive from Harare this camp is better accessed by air. A private charter flight is only 90 minutes from Harare and 2.5 hours from Victoria Falls.

Kanga is a small but comfortable camp offering 6 luxury en-suite tents, each with their own outdoor shower looking over the waterhole (which the camp was named after). The main area is a two tiered deck offering height and a stunning view from the top deck. However, follow the stairs down and relax under the shade of the ebony trees or even take a dip in the plunge pool.

Apart from the amazing game viewing to be had in camp, games drives through the diverse habitats of the Kanga Private concession can be very rewarding. A full day excursion to the Zambezi's floodplains can give you a brilliant overview of this amazing park. However, a guided walking safari is the best way to explore this area. Canoeing and fishing is offered on prior request. This park is very well known for its high populations of Cape Hunting Dogs (Wild Dog), these relaxed predators are incredible to watch, if you can find them.

Our Opinion

Kanga camp pairs very nicely with Zambezi Expeditions, offering luxury mobile camps and canoeing safaris along the famous shoreline of Mana Pools National Park. If mobile camping is not for you then pair this Camp with one of the other African Bush Camps' Lodges either in Hwange National Park, Kariba, or various locations in Botswana.


• One of the few camps in Mana Pools which are not on the Zambezi shoreline, but along the Ruckomechi River flood plains
• It is a seasonal camp open between April and December only
• Best accessed via air transfer
• Amazing game around camp and during game drives
• Many activities on offer
• Can be paired with luxury mobile camps and/or other camps in Hwange, Kariba and Botswana

PRICE before special offers
Approximate price per person sharing per night

US$ 585  April, May, November
US$ 870  June to October

US$ 380  April to May & November
US$ 870  June to October

Accommodation at Kanga Camp

• Six tented rooms in total
• Family tent with a wraparound terrace facing the pan with private seating and dining areas
• Honeymoon with rolltop outdoor bath
All rooms have:
• En-suite bathroom facilitie
• Private verandas overlooking the waterhole
• Standing fan
• Wire mesh windows
• Mosquito net and repellent
• Views of the waterhole


• Unique Mana Pools experience, different to camps along the Zambezi River
• Prolific birds and wildlife at the waterhole in front of camp
• A true bush experience
• Can be packaged with sister camps in Hwange and/or Botswana offering an excellent safari experience in some of the best safari areas on the continent
• Various activities including canoeing, fishing, game drives and game walks


• Fly-in transfer is the best option, but can be costly. Contact us for more information.
• Not open all year round (April to December only)
• Can and does get very hot at certain times of year


• Dining area under the tent in the main area
• Raised platform under the trees in the main area can accommodate a larger group
• Individual tables are also available in the main area

Facilities and Services

• Main communal area with dining and lounging areas, and a raised viewing deck
• A small plunge pool in the communal area
• Solar power and backup generator
• Laundry service
• Safe not in rooms but in the main office
• Armchair safaris
• Bird-watching
• Game drives
• Walking safaris
• Game viewing hide (subject to Kanga Pan Water Level)
• Spotlight on the pan at night

Fully Inclusive Rates Include

• All meals, tea, coffee, soft drinks, and alcoholic beverages, except premium imported spirits and champagne
• Two game viewing activities per day
• Mana Pools National Park fees
• Laundry
• Transfers from Dandawa airstrip

Fully Inclusive Rates Exclude

• Premium and imported brand drinks and champagne
• Conservation levy


• Children under 7 are not allowed except by special arrangement.
• Children under 16 are not allowed on game walks, but may participate in nature walks around camp

How to Get to Kanga Camp

Self drive
Fly in from Victoria Falls, Kariba, Hwange or Harare, and then a complimentary transfer from Dandawa Airstrip to camp

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