John's Camp

Mana Pools National Park

John's Camp
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As a tailor-made tour operator, we often have to get creative when designing your perfect itinerary.

For example, your travel consultant might add this property to your itinerary if:

Location is a significant factor
It offers a unique feature that will enhance your experience
This is a last-minute booking and room availability is limited
Cost is a factor and you'd rather splash out on another part of your trip
This is a newly opened or refurbished property that we have not inspected yet

When designing your custom itinerary we have much to consider not least of which is the value proposition of every product and service included in your quote. In all cases we strive to give you the best experience possible within your budget so please feel free to ask your travel consultant to share their reasons for including this property in your itinerary.

From May to November every year, John’s Camp is the ideal spot to find yourself in the Mana Pools National Park. It would be great at other times of the year too, except that this camp is seasonal as it’s situated in a unique flood plain. It gets set up at the beginning of the safari season every year and that says loads about the experience you’ll have here. It’s authentic and special.

It’s a down-to-earth tented camp that’s easy on the eye, covers all the basics and then some and will certainly give you the adventure safari experience you’re after. This area is known for great wildlife sightings and it’s picturesque. It’d have to be or Mana Pools National Park wouldn’t have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. It stakes its claim as one of the most beautiful reserves in southern Africa and holds the title with high regard.

Home of the walking safari. That’s a must here. Go out with your guide. Explore the bush and the love letters of nature. Get up close with wildlife.It’s a real safari experience that’s exhilarating.

This may not be the camp for you if you’re looking for all the bells and whistles and certainly not the option for you if you’re not into an open-air bucket shower. However if you’re in it for the real deal safari adventure that combines a rudimentary safari camp with heart and the additional comforts such as pure cotton linens with big game safari right on your doorstep, then this remote and incredible special place on the northern border of Zimbabwe is for you.

There’s no WIFI out here it’s just you and the African bush.Bliss.

Facilities

Six Meru-style canvas tents with en-suite bathrooms; single vanity, open-air shower and separate toilet; reed mat patio; outside seating; drinking water; complimentary laundry service

Campfire; communal dining; seating area; battery charging facilities

No children under the age of 12 allowed (unless pre-arranged with camp management).

Activities

It’s all about the safari here and this, without a doubt, has to include a guided bush walk. Makes sense since this is the only National Park in the world where you are allowed to walk freely in the wild with animals to experience it on foot. When we talk about walking in the wild, we mean you’re walking in the wild. It’s just you, your guide and the bush. A chance to see four of the Big 5(excluding rhino).

Game drives in open safari vehicles. Overhead shade for comfort and a guaranteed ‘window’seat.

Bird watching is spectacular. Whether from the lodge, your own private patio or out in the bush on an activity. Birds are everywhere. Take your binos and camera along.

Stargazing sleepouts from the star bed. A raised wooden structure, your bed, a mosquito net and the endless night skies. In the background the sounds of nature.Immerse yourself. It’s safe and truly special.

Catch and release fishing from land. You could be lucky enough to catch a tiger fish or tilapia (bream).

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