Not quite as luxury as across the Zambezi in one of those lodges of the Zambian side, but Zimbabwe has been though such a rough couple of decades that lodges at Mana Pools have definitely lost the prestige they had in the 80s and 90s and are in need of upgrade and... tender loving care.
Lots of animals, elephants, hippos, hyenas, baboons, kudus, crocs, buffaloes, impalas, waterbucks ... you name it! It remains an absolute fantastic African experience if you're not after absolute comfort, if you like the 'old fashioned' camping styles where you still have to bring everything along and cater for yourself. Great staff, very helpful and dedicated despite lack of means.
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