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Mana Pools National Park

Mana Pools National Park has a split personality: its vast expanse of flat land is dry and arid land becomes a broad expanse of lakes after each rainy season, which lasts from November to April. Animals follow the pools in search of water, and as the lakes dry up it is one of the best places in the region to view game like elephants, hippos, crocodiles and buffalo. Mana means 'four' in Shona, and refers to four permanent pools in the middle Zambezi that make up the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Far from any human settlement, Mana Pools National park is a great place to experience a truly wild Zimbabwe.

Website: www.zimparks.org

Admission: US$20.