Found in the southern part of Mana Pools National Park at the Chitake Spring, close to the bottom of the Zambezi Escarpment. No facilities are provided at these camps, and only four wheel drive vehicles can access these camp sites.
Camp Chitake Highlights
Camp Chitake is located in the southern part of Mana Pools National Park at the Chitake Spring. Visitors check in for these camps at the Nyakasikana Gate. No facilities at all are provided at these camps, and only four wheel drive vehicles can access these camp sites. The Spring is a hidden gem nestled deep in Mana Pools National Park. The Chitake Spring is an area of crucial importance to a great variety of wildlife occurring in this southern part of Mana Pools National Park. Enjoy relaxing and watching the game which is plentiful in the park, or take part in the many activities on offer such as fishing, lion tracking, and canoeing.
- True Africa camping experience without the provision of modern convenience facilities.
- Only accessible via 4X4.
- As the river dries up, Chitake Spring becomes the vital source of water for the wildlife in the region.
- Ultimate Mana Pools camping experience.
Camp Chitake Game Viewing and Activities
The Chitake Spring is an area of crucial importance to a great variety of wildlife occurring in this southern part of Mana Pools National Park. Water flows strongly out of the ground and flows for up to a kilometre along the otherwise dry riverbed of the Chitake River. The Chitake River rises in the Zambezi Escarpment on the very southern boundary of the Park, and connects with the Ruckomechi River, which in turn snakes across the valley floor to the mighty Zambezi, 70 kilometres away. Once the rains have begun properly, there is a torrent of water flowing in these systems but that generally dries up by April. As more of the surrounding waterholes dry, the spring becomes the focus of survival to hundreds of thousands of creatures. The high and rugged escarpment is only 8 km away but game has to come down from the hills for water. The mixed Mopane, Combretum and Acacia woodlands of the vast valley floor are home to many thirsty animals. As the dry season progresses the concentrations of wildlife increase, accompanied by huge flocks of doves, starlings, lovebirds, sparrows, finches, hornbills and sand grouse.
Zambezi Canoeing Safaris
A Zambezi Canoe Safari offers an adventure of a lifetime where guests will camp and canoe down the spectacular Zambezi River, the 4th largest river and one of the greatest rivers in Africa. Canoeing is a unique experience and no prior canoe experience is necessary.
Kavinga Bush Camp
Kavinga Bush Camp offers a unique fusion of exciting and fantastic game viewing and the peace and tranquility of the area offers a unique safari experience. The Chitake River rises in the Zambezi escarpment and meanders its way through these magnificent hills.
Vundu Tented Camp
Vundu Tented Camp offers a superb location in the world famous Mana Pools National Park; a World Heritage site renowned for its abundance of wildlife. The emphasis at Vundu Tented Camp is on offering guests a private and personal safari experience in a remote location.
Chewore Lodge and Campsite is situated in a beautiful woodland setting at the confluence of the Chewore and Zambezi Rivers. This is a prime fishing and wildlife location within the Chewore Safari Area, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Hwange & Vic Falls Adventure
Spend 6 nights in an adventure filled holiday to Victoria Falls and Zimbabwe's Hwanga National Park. Expect open 4x4 game drives discovering the Big 5, sunset cruises with hippos & crocs and a choice of adrenalin activities at Vic Falls.
Goliath Tented Camp
Goliath Tented Camp is in the heart of Mana Pools National Park and is situated just metres from the rivers edge. The luxury ensuite East African tents are nestled in amongst a grove of Albida and Mahogany trees. Guests here are guided by renowned Maba Pools field ranger, Stretch Ferreira.