Set in the most remote part of the World Heritage Site in Mana Pools is the Kanga Pan, not too far from Chitake Springs. The 12-bedded tented camp has en-suite bathroom facilities with outdoor showers and basins overlooking the water hole. One of the tents is a family tent with its own private dining and seating area. The main area has a comfortable lounge and dining area offering you uninterrupted views of a very active water hole. Relax in the upper deck lounge under the shade of a mahogany or sit on the deck below near the splash pool and enjoy Kanga − the old Africa in a new era.
The diverse area has multiple vlei lines, river systems of the Ruckomechi River, and mixed woodland types from Mopane woodland to Jesse bush and riverine forests. Kanga Pan itself is the only known water source in the area available throughout the year, making it a hub for wildlife and a delight to explore on foot. Pristine and undeveloped, this area gives you a pure, unspoilt, private African safari experience.
Besides game drives, bird watching and walking excursions, an hour’s drive brings you to the Zambezi flood plains in Mana Pools for canoeing and fishing excursions. Long-term stays can also be booked at Chitake Springs through special prior arrangements. Kanga works well in collaboration with Zambezi Expeditions to provide guests with an overall view of the inland and riverside experiences available in Mana Pools, one of the last remaining “untouched” wilderness paradises.
“It was such a joy to descend upon Kanga Camp following the Mana Canoe Trail – our aching muscles greatly appreciated the beautifully furnished tents and incredible service. Sitting around the Kanga Pan and watching the wildlife come to us was simply amazing!!” Ailin, Sonia, Elsie, Kelvin, Tricia, Amanda, Sharon & Lukek – October 2015
“Thank you very much for the amazing time here!!! Great place, atmosphere and staff! First two days in Zimbabwe and already 4 of the big five and 6 of the dangerous 7 down! Just to say WOW!! You have something special at Kanga!” Paul, Kaveh, Alex, Marco and Frederick
Mana Pools National Park, 15km from the Zambezi River along the seasonal floodplain of the Ruckomechi River
Dandawa Airstrip Co-ordinates:
S15 56 783 E029 16 099
Dandawa airstrip – Self-drive only recommended for experienced 4x4 drivers
Charter Transfer Time:
2 hrs 30 mins (Vic Falls) and / or 1 hr 30 mins (Harare)
5+ hour drive from Harare
Number of Beds:
6 tents with a total of 12 beds, including 1 honeymoon tent with 1 x double bed & 2 day-beds which can be converted to a family unit on request
Number of Guides Rooms:
En-suite facilities with running water and flushing toilets. (Honeymoon suite contains an outdoor bath)
Solar and Generator power, battery-charging facilities available in main area
Game drives and walking - Kanga Under the Stars – canoeing and fishing can be arranged on special request prior to travel and subject to availability
1st April to 10th December
Not recommended for children below 7 years (see child policy) but can be accommodated on special request
Children under the age of 16 are not able to do walking safaris however nature walks around camp are on offer