The Wildlife
at Kavinga

Mana Pools

In the depths of the Zambezi Valley, Mana Pools National Park is a wildlife oasis, so spectacular it has been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.


Kavinga is perfectly sited above the banks of the Rukomechi river in the heart of Mana Pools, close to the famous Chitake Springs.

The camp is frequently visited by mighty predators; lion, wild dog, and leopard as well as smaller characters like civet and serval, mongeese and honey badgers.

Plains and forest game alike come to drink from the waterhole as they cross the wide dry Rukomechi riverbed.  Elephant spend a lot of time here, and in the dry season they dig into the riverbed to get to fresh water running metres below the surface in the underground river.

The bird life is varied with numerous local specials like the elusive African pitta, carmine bee-eaters, honey guides, marshal eagles, and many other raptors.

Below is a gallery of our favourite sightings.

For our latest sightings, keep an eye on our facebook page, we update it frequently with images from our guides and guests.

honey badger takes a cautious drink
impala & eland
curious young hyena
startled leopard
elephant by the waterhole
warthog approaches cautiously
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