Mana Tented Camp – Mana Pools, Zimbabwe

Mana Tented Camp situated on a bend in the Zambezi River in Mana Pools National Park, is the creation and home of legendary tracker and bushman “Stretch” Ferreira.

This is probably A Step Ahead guide Dave Christensen’s favorite camp, and this is only partly because Stretch is a great friend of his.

The camp is simply laid out with seven Meru-style guest tents, each with an outdoor shower and flush loo, and a bar and dining area that is placed overlooking the Zambezi. The camp has a relaxed atmosphere, and good home cooking.

This is a fantastic base for anyone keen on being immersed in the African bush, and the activities that these highly trained Zimbabwean guides can offer, including canoe rides, outlandish and exciting bush walks and day-time game drives.