Mana Canoe Trail
Countries Visted: Zimbabwe
4 days / Trip Code: ZIM102
$1320.00 (double / per person)

Trip Overview:
>Day 1: Arrival at Ruckomechi airfield, safety briefing and begin canoeing in Mana Pools National Park
>Day 2: Full day canoeing and walking in Mana Pools
>Day 3: Full day canoeing, walking through Wilderness area of Mana Pools
>Day 4: End canoeing, arrive Chikwenya airfield for flight out

This Adventure Includes:
>All Lodging and taxes as described
>Transfers - airport and lodging as described
>Meals as Noted

This Adventure Does Not Include:
>International Airfare and taxes
>Domestic Airfare and taxes if required
>Meals if otherwise not noted
>Additional hotel charges, tips and alcoholic beverages

Service Level:
Exclusive Luxury (The Exclusive Luxury Level features 4 star + accommodations. Some lodges may be remote and do provide the same level of service. Local cuisine meals provide if noted.)

Physical Demand Rating:
3 (Somewhat Demanding)

Departure Info:
The Mana Canoe Trail departs every Monday and Thursday between May and November.

Additional Trip Notes:
>One of the most exciting ways to safari in Africa, for guests with a sense of adventure
>Abundant up close wildlife viewing and spectacular birding
>An experienced, knowledgeable and passionate guide travels with the guests throughout
>Strong and stable Canadian canoes enhance experience and comfort
>A wonderful sense of being close to nature in the heart of Africa
>One of the best walking areas in Southern Africa, including awe-inspiring 'on foot' interactions with elephant
>Enjoy additional nights at Ruckomechi Camp before or after the safari

Adventure Type:
Eco Adventure, Wildlife Safari

Budget: $1001 ~ $1500

Days: 4

Day 1:
Zambezi River
Guests are transferred to Ruckomechi by air, arriving at around midday. At approximately 2 pm, after meeting the guide and going through a thorough safety briefing, canoeists start paddling downstream in sturdy Canadian canoes to our mobile camp in the Mana Pools National Park. The camp will have already been set up in advance; the first afternoon of paddling covers about 11 kilometres. This is a relatively easy distance to cover in the time available and gives canoeists a chance to familiarise themselves with the canoes and the various paddle strokes required.

Day 2-3:
Zambezi River Wild Camping
Typically, canoeists are awakened before dawn with tea/coffee and biscuits and we try to get onto the water just before sunrise. This is a magical time on the river as the water is usually calm and the peace and tranquillity is amazing. After paddling for usually about two hours, we beach the canoes on the bank of the Zambezi River and set out for a game walk. The guide chooses a suitable area, based on his knowledge of the area and game movements and we take a few hours to explore on foot, and unravel some of the intricacies of the bush. After returning to the canoes, and a light snack, we continue canoeing to a suitable lunch spot, arriving around midday. Lunch is carried in the canoes and is usually consists of a salad and cold meats. We normally rest up in the shade for a while or take another short walk before moving on arriving at the next camp at dusk. The camp, and all the luggage, will have been moved by the camp staff and all that is required to be done by participants is to enjoy a hot shower under the stars, and a cold drink, followed by dinner. The daily distances covered from one camp to the next are around 20 to 25 kilometres and the daily routine will vary according to wildlife movements.

Day 4:
Transfer to Chikwenya Airstrip
After breakfast by the river, guests will either be transferred by Land Rover or a walk to the nearby Chikwenya airstrip for the flight out or can take a drive back Ruckomechi Camp for an additional night or nights stay if they wish to spend more time in the wonderful Zambezi Valley.

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