Experience close encounters at one of Africa’s best national parks! Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools – small ox-bow lakes surrounded by lush vegetation and ancient mahogany and ebony trees, offer some of the most relaxing game viewing experiences. Over the last millennia, the mighty Zambezi River has created many islands, channels and sandbanks in the Lower Zambezi Valley, which are flooded after the rainy season. The lakes are rich in elephants, buffalos, hippos and elands, especially in the dry season. You can see many predators roaming the stretch and thousands of birds on a walking or canoe safari through the network of islands.