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Chitake Springs and Mana Pools, a true wilderness experience

Johan van Zyl All Authors, Johan Leave a Comment

In a world where our natural world and protected areas are under an increasing amount of pressure from expanding populations, there are few destinations that still have that “wild” feeling to it.  One of these destinations is Chitake Springs.

The Chitake springs is a hidden gem nestled deep in the Mana Pools National Park.  With little or no other water present in the nearby vicinity, this natural springs attract a large variety of general game.  All the safaris around Chitake is done of foot, and although this is not a march for kilometres on end, it the perfect way to experience this undisturbed area.

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Our Camp for this safari, which is located right next to the Spring under some well shaded trees is made up of basic tents, giving you a true feeling of being in the wilderness.

Chitake is not the kind of place where you burn out the shutter of your camera. It’s about the experience of seeing Africa in a way you’ve never thought possible – wild to the maximum & fully immersed in nature.

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Click here to watch a video of a recent safari to Chitake Springs.

After spending 3 nights at Chitake Springs, we will make our way north towards the floodplain where we will be spending 4 nights at the beautiful Mwinilunga Camp.  Situated on the Zambezi river, many nights are spent listening to the chorus of the pods of Hippo nearby.

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Mana Pools is very well documented for the stunning images of Elephants in the Winter Thorn forests, which will be one of many species on our list to photograph.  The majority of our experiences will be done on foot in a sensitive and ethical manner towards the wildlife.

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Mana Pools boasts some great game viewing of Elephants, Lions, Buffalo and even Wild Dog and Leopard.  August is usually a very dry time in the Mana Pools region, which means most of the game will be making their way either towards the Zambezi River or one of the four pools of permanent water after which Mana Pools is named.

Click here to watch a video of Mana Pools.

With only a few spaces left on our up and coming Chitake and Mana Pools Safari, there is no better than now to join us on this life changing experience.

Our next Chitake and Mana Pools safari runs from 4-10 August 2018.

Come join us!

Johan

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Johan van Zyl

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The opportunity of visiting some of the wildest, undisturbed areas and sharing my passion for wildlife, conservation and photography with like minded people is a privilege that I am forever grateful.

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