Project Description

Kavinga Safari Camp is located on a private concession within the UNESCO World Heritage Site Mana Pools National Park, bordering the Ruckomechi River. Set high above the ground on stilts the camp overlooks a pan that allows for great wildlife viewing especially during the high season months.

The camp is unique in many ways, one of which is that it is luxurious and intimate as it has only 7 twin tents. Camp is still new (opened in May 2016) and has a very fresh look. Access to the camp is easy especially by flight as it is located only 20 minutes away from the airstrip. Self drivers have about 30km from the first Chimutsi Boom gate before they are in camp.

At the bottom of the ridge, close to the water pan is a ‘Hide’ that guests can use to experience almost close up encounters with wildlife coming to the pan to drink. The camp is run by a friendly management couple by the names Siraaj (who is also the head guide) and Caitlin who is the hostess. These two work together with the rest of the team members to make the camp run successfully.

Typical mornings are an early morning breakfast and then it is off to the bush for either a walk or drive depending on preferences. Guests have their tea/coffee out in the wild at a nice spot before heading back to camp. Brunch/lunch is then served depending on what time guests would have come back to camp and thereafter there is an option of a siesta or sitting in the hide to watch the animals.

Mid-afternoon, guests will meet at the main area for high tea before heading out to the bush again! Guests will return to camp in the evening in time for a hot shower and dinner afterwards. Evenings around the fire after dinner are characterised by chuckles of guests sharing their days experiences and of different animal sounds such as the elephants drinking at the pan, lion calls in the distance and hippo grunting. This sums up a perfect stay in the bush!


  • Morning game Walks
  • Morning or afternoon game Drives
  • Night drives
  • ‘Hide’ sits in the hide close to the pan


Related blog posts:

Camp visit at Kavinga Safari Camp

Road trip to Mana Pools – May 2018


Watch a video presentation of Kavinga Safari Camp:


  • Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe
  • 7 twin bedded luxury raised tents with en-suite bathroom
  • Named after legendary lion ‘Kavinga’
  • Plunge pool for the hot summer days
  • TSS Tip: Hide sits in the camp hide are a phenomenal way to experience wildlife!

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