Kanga Camp

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6 Rooms
Ages 7+
  • Maximum 12 people
  • Guide tent
  • Solar power backup generator
  • Private deck
  • Fans in room

Additional Information

  • Airstrip to camp - 30 mins
  • Closest airstrip - Dandawa
  • Closest international airport - Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport (Harare - HRE)
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Home of the “armchair safari” experience

Situated within a private concession in Mana Pools National Park, Kanga Camp is an utterly untouched wilderness paradise. Adjacent to the remote Kanga Pan, our seasonal Kanga safari lodge offers an unspoiled, authentic Mana Pools safari experience. Aside from the Zambezi River many miles away, Kanga Pan is the sole source of water in the dry season, making this an absolute haven for wildlife. This diverse area has multiple vlei lines and mixed woodland types from Mopane woodland to Jesse bush and riverine forests. Kanga Camp works well in collaboration with Zambezi Expeditions where you can enjoy the excitement of canoeing as well as catch and release fishing on the Zambezi River.


Solar-powered Kanga Camp comprises of six tents all raised on individual wooden platforms for an elevated view over the Kanga Pan. Each Meru-styled tent is simple yet elegant, boasting floor-to-ceiling mesh windows to let in ample natural light and a light breeze. All tents are replete with fans, en-suite bathroom, flushing toilet, outdoor shower, hot running water and a secluded veranda. Kanga has a family tent which boasts a wraparound terrace facing the pan with private seating and dining areas. The honeymoon tent features a rolltop bath on the adjoining secluded deck, ideal for a romantic starlit bath. Our inviting upper deck lounge under the shade of a mahogany tree is a super place to slip away to for some quiet time. Find refreshing respite at our plunge pool. Every home-style comfort is taken care of at this Kanga safari lodge, even a battery charging station for your all-important cameras. 


Activities on your Mana Pools safari include guided walking safaris and thrilling game drives led by our qualified and passionate guides who will share their knowledge and love of the bush with you.  Keeping step with African Bush Camps’ family-friendly nature, children over the age of 7 are welcome at Kanga. Due to the adventurous nature of this Kanga safari lodge, however, walking safaris are restricted to children over the age of 16 which incidentally, as of 2020, will be the minimum age requirement here. Kanga Camp is only open in the shoulder and dry seasons from April through to the end of November.


Kanga Camp highlights


Armchair Safari:
A unique experience possible from Kanga’s main deck, right at the edge of the watering hole is a drawcard on your Mana Pools safari. Mealtimes, punctuated by wildlife dropping in to slake their thirst, are unforgettable. Spotsearching nocturnal animals from the viewing deck as they drift in after dark, mere meters from your dinner table, offers a thrilling encounter with nature.


The Kanga Hide:
This one-of-a-kind feature within our host of camps attracts an array of wildlife such as elephant, leopard, wild dogs, antelope and bird species. A highlight for photographers, Kanga’s unique hide offers a beautiful way to experience nature from a safe, immersive vantage. Capturing a copper sunset bathed in the soft, amber light of ‘magic hour’ is an experience not to be missed.


  • Go in the heart of the dry season and the game viewing should be very good. Beautiful setting, excellent facilities. Staff quickly becomes family. Sings you into camp and cares for guests beautifully. Excellent and varied cuisine. Well maintained.

    Jerry via TripAdvisor

  • Mana Pools is a very special National Park and Kanga Camp with its water pan is probably the most special permanent camp in Mana. It is run by the excellent African Bush Camps. The site is fabulous. Just sitting on the deck overlooking the Kanga pan we had visits from Elephants, Impala, Kudu, Eland, Buffalo, a Wild Dog Pack with seven puppies, Baboons, Vervet Monkeys, Hyena and of innumerable birds including the rare Crested Guinea Fowl.

    Tom M via TripAdvisor

  • This is an amazing camp. There is a huge waterhole right in front of the main building and all day long animals come to drink. You see more animals at the waterhole than on a game drive!

    This camp is set in the wilderness of Mana Pool. There are only 12 luxurious tents all with outdoor shower, basin and toilet. Enjoy the bush while you shower!

    Jann Corny via TripAdvisor


Set within the pristine wilderness area of Mana Pools National Park, you can expect flexibility in all your activities. including guided walks and day drives. Here you will be accompanied by our knowledgeable guides who will share their knowledge and love of the bush with you. All activities are complimentary.

Included in Rates:

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Tea, coffee, soft drinks, and alcoholic beverages, except premium imported spirits and champagne
  • Laundry
  • Morning & afternoon game drives, night game drives, walking safaris, armchair safari, and photographic hide (Subject to Kanga Pan Water Level).

Excluded from Rates:

  • Visa Fees
  • International / Regional Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Staff Gratuities

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Plan Your Safari


Mana Pools National Park is a world heritage site bursting with wildlife encounters; these are some of the animals you can expect to see during your stay at Kanga Camp.

Live in Camp – recent wildlife sightings

  • A leopard on a branch
  • An elephant in Zimbabwe Mana Pools National Park
  • Hippos in water
  • Zebra's in the sun in Zambia
  • An elephant in Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe
  • A lioness
  • Baboons playing at Mashatu Game Reserve, Northern Tuli, Botswana
  • A Fish Eagle flying
  • A pride of lions drinking
  • Springbok jumping across a river
  • Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe
  • Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe

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