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Kanga Camp

Kanga Camp is a comfortable tented camp built overlooking the productive Kanga Pan in the interior region of Mana Pools National Park, about 90 minutes’ drive from the Zambezi River.

Kanga Camp offers a very exclusive experience in the inland wilderness area of Mana Pools, away from the busier Zambezi River shoreline. Walking is good in the area, though game drives are generally less productive than along the shoreline. The real attraction is Kanga Pan, a natural waterhole and pumped pan which attracts a huge amount of wildlife during the dry season. The camp is set right on the edge of the pan, which is the only permanent water source for miles around, and during the dry season the pan receives a steady procession of game, especially in the afternoons and evenings. The camp itself is comfortable and well run, with a friendly and welcoming team, good guiding and genuine bush atmosphere. We highly recommend this camp from August to early November for the waterhole action, and a complement to a stay on the river for an in depth Mana Pools experience.


Accommodation is for a maximum of 16 guests is in six comfortable tents which are built onto wooden platforms and set into the tree line around the pan. Each tent has either twin or double beds…


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…


Children aged 12 years and above are welcome in camp, and two of the tents are large enough to include two extra beds for children. However, walking safaris have a higher age limit of 16 years…

Conservation & community

Kanga Camp is owned by African Bush Camps who contribute a certain amount per stay in camp to the African Bush Camps Foundation – a non-profit focused on conservation, education, and…

LocationMana Pools National Park
AccessScheduled or Charter flight to Dandawa Airstrip (30 minute drive from camp)
Open1st April to 30th November
Camp StyleTented Camp
FocusInland experience of Mana Pools / Waterhole wildlife viewing / Big game / Photography / Walking safaris
Children12 years + (16+ for walking)
ActivitiesWalking / Game drives (morning and afternoon) / Armchair safaris / Hide viewing

Please note: Kanga does not offer river activities from this inland camp and game drives to the river area are only guaranteed if a private vehicle is booked for duration of stay.

Maximum Guests on Vehicle6
Private Vehicle OptionsYes
Off-road DrivingNo
Number of Rooms6 tents (including 2 family / honeymoon tents)
Family Accommodation2 family tents
BathroomOutdoor bathroom / Flush toilet / Plumbed basin / Plumbed shower / Bath in family tents only
Power for chargingCommunal
Heating/CoolingStanding fans
Room SafeYes
Laundry ServiceComplimentary
Communication in roomAir horn
Mobile ReceptionNo
Dining StyleCommunal
Drinks IncludedHouse drinks only
Credit CardsNot accepted