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John’s Camp

John’s Camp is set on the banks of the Zambezi River, in Mana Pools National Park, overlooking the floodplains and river beyond.

John’s Camp is a wonderful, owner-managed tented camp providing a classic safari experience. Named after the renowned professional guide John Stevens, John’s Camp is owned and operated by his daughter Sarah and son in law Milo. The camp is relatively simple, but comfortable and superbly operated. While not set right on the edge of the river, this has an advantage in that the views across the floodplains in front of camp are often busy with wildlife which makes for interesting viewing from camp, and the view of the river and escarpment still provides a beautiful backdrop behind. There is a relaxed authentic atmosphere in camp with a very happy team of experienced staff who have been working together for years. With fantastic guiding and superb hospitality, hosted by professional guides, a stay at John’s Camp harks back to safari experiences of yesteryear.


The six classic meru style tents are simply furnished with large gauze windows and twin or double beds, behind which is a spacious changing area and vanity unit with running cold water…


Mana Pools National Park, a World Heritage Site, is a beautiful wilderness area, in northern Zimbabwe where the floodplains of the mighty Zambezi, wooded with acacia and mahogany trees, stretch out…


John’s Camp accepts children from the age of 12 years. However, the camp is very much immersed in nature, with wildlife walking through camp and with no specific family accommodation…

Conservation & community

John’s Camp is a big supporter of the Zambezi Elephant Fund and the majority of its conservation and community support work is effectively placed here. Set up in 2015 by John Stevens and a group…

LocationMana Pools, Zimbabwe
AccessScheduled or charter flight to Mana Main Airstrip (30 minute drive from camp)
OpenMay to 15th November
Camp StyleTented Camp
FocusBig game / Walking / Game Drives
Children12 Years +
ActivitiesWalking / Game drives (by day) / fishing from shore / Sleep out deck / Bush breakfasts and lunches
Maximum Guests on Vehicle6
Private Vehicle OptionsYes
Off-road DrivingNo
Number of Rooms6
Family AccommodationTriples are possible
BathroomFlush toilet / Plumbed basin / Bucket shower
Power for chargingCommunal
Heating/CoolingStanding fan
Room SafeNo
Laundry Service2 items per guest per day
Communication in roomAir horn
Wi-FiCommunal areas
Mobile ReceptionNo
Dining StyleCommunal
Drinks IncludedHouse drinks only
Credit CardsNot accepted