Rating in Zimbabwe
$ 773

Mopane Canoe Safari

Rafting / kayaking / sailing
Rafting / kayaking / sailing
min $ 773
Per person
Tour details
Destinations: Kariba, Mana Pools National Park, Kariba
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 773
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  • Overview
  • Itinerary

Overview

Paddle a stretch of the Zambezi and journey into our wilderness, an area which we hold very close to our hearts. Our Mopane Canoe Safari follows the mighty Zambezi from Mana Pools to Chewore.

Mana Pools by Canadian Canoe

Paddle a stretch of the Zambezi and journey into our wilderness, an area which we hold very close to our hearts. Our Mopane Canoe Safari follows the mighty Zambezi from Mana Pools to Chewore.

Escape for 4 days of mobile island camps, hurricane lamps and campfires in game rich Mana Pools. Home to 380 species of bird, buffalo, elephant, antelope and lion.

Canoeing is easy as we travel along 70 km of the shoreline through the National Park stopping off for picnics, siestas and game viewing along the way. If you haven’t canoed before, it’s not a problem but you should have a reasonable level of fitness.

  • Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe
  • Lower Zambezi
  • 4 days

Highlights of the Mopane Canoe Safari

  • great for wildlife viewing at close quarters. Wildlife seen on the Mopane Canoe Safari usually includes buffalo, elephant, impala, hippo, croccodile, African wild dog, waterbuck, lion and leopard. (Although we can’t guarantee game especially in the green season.
  • birding is brilliant! If you;re a keen birder, this is the spot for you
  • our Canadian canoes are stable, comfortable and build for adventure.
  • We use only knowledgeable and experienced guides who will accompany you throughout the trip. They’re passionate about wildlife, canoeing and Mana Pools and are an invaluable resource
  • experience nature and get a feel for what it’s like to be right in the very heart of Africa
  • Camp on the banks of the Zambezi River in two man dome tents are easy to set up
  • Mopane Canoe Safari is semi-participatory – this means that the tents are not set up beforehand. Guests will lend a helping hand with setting up camp and other chores
  • Mopane Canoe Safari is self-contained – this means that there isn’t a back up vehicle. All food and equipment is carried in the canoes

Best time to do the Mopane Canoe Safari

  • April to November: pleasant weather with sunny days and cools nights
  • September and October: its very hot, just before the rains but the best time to see concentrations of game

Follow this link to read More about canoeing in Africa and other canoe safaris on this website. On our sister website find a section on Upper Zambezi Canoeing options.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Kariba to Mana Pools National Park 18 kmThe all important safety talk, lunch, then we're on our way. Canoes packed, paddles in hand as we launch into the Zambezi for our canoeing adventure. Paddling until we reach Nyamatusi Island
Day 2 - Canoeing the Lower Zambezi 25 kmPaddle in the early mornings when it's not too hot, stopping for a well earned breakfast, lunch and siesta. Pull up the canoes and set up our island camp around 5 - time to relax and reflect
Day 3 - Lower Zambezi - Chewore High Sand Bank 20 kmTea/coffee biscuits before a short morning paddle. Continue canoeing with stops for lunch before setting up camp at the confluence of the Chewore and Zambezi Rivers, a wilderness haven for wildlife
Day 4 - Chewore to Kariba 7 kmA leisurely start to the day, we'll pack up camp and paddle for a couple of hours to Chewore where we're met for our road transfers to Kariba. Enjoy a final picnic en route arriving at around 3pm
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Zambezi
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