Mana Pools National Park

Sun May 20, 2012 2:18 pm

Fri Dec 09, 2011

On the Zimbabwe side of the Zambezi river, down stream from lake Kariba is this absolutely beautiful park, teaming with all kinds of wildlife. Unfortunately there has been talk of some "Safari Operators" using meat to lure lion into the camps, which are wild and unfenced, for the 'excitement' of their clients. The result is that some of the lion in the area have lost their fear of humans. Earlier last year 8 people from villages lost their lives to lion attack over a 2 month period and an entire pride of lions was killed under the assumption that they were the purportrators. In November 2010 a Harare businessman was killed whilst taking a late afternoon bush shower in Chitake 2 camp. He was attacked by 5 lion who pounced on him from the nearby bush. His wife and brother in law and a friend heard his screams and jumped into their 4X4 to try to chase the lions off, but it was too late. My point of posting this is to inform anyone thinking of going to Mana Pools to be very, very careful, there have been many scares this year in the park and it's only a matter of time before someone else is taken. And secondly to point out the totally stupid, depraved, disgusting creatures that humans are.
That Safari Operaters who one would think have the overall good of the wild at heart seing that they make their money out of it could do such a thing. But then I guess it is all about money again and screw the animals :evil: :evil: :evil:
I spent a year in Mana back in the old days, and I am so sad to see what is going on up there. :evil: :evil: :evil:

Re: Mana Pools National Park

Sun May 20, 2012 2:19 pm

Mon Dec 19, 2011

serval wrote:Read here & comment on whether these animals are habituated to humans and why these accidents occur .

Notice how close they get to the lions (and other animals)

http://safaritalk.net/topic/7632-mana-p ... ober-2011/

Re: Mana Pools National Park

Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:55 am

Here is Zimbabwe's web site address, thinking of going there in the near future

http://www.zimparks.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=20&Itemid=50

Re: Mana Pools National Park

Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:31 am

\O

Re: Mana Pools National Park

Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:21 pm

You won't regret it PRWIN \O

Re: Mana Pools National Park

Tue May 07, 2013 12:40 am

Mana Pools is single-handed the most amazing spot I have ever visited in Africa.
Ethereal, ancient, wild, unspoilt, uncommercialised, magical.
I went in June 2012 and will be taking photographers there on photographic safaris from 2013 onwards.

You are allowed to walk around at your own risk, no issues.

You can see my gallery of Mana elephants here:
http://www.morkelerasmus.com/#!/portfol ... na-pools/1

And it's also one of the BEST spots for intimate wild dog encounters...

This photo was taken lying on my belly in a sandy riverbed...

Image

Re: Mana Pools National Park

Tue May 07, 2013 10:19 am

Stunning pic Snorkel!!! \O \O

Please show us some more! ;-)

Re: Mana Pools National Park

Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:58 am

Booked and paid O\/ O\/ O\/

April 2014 O/\ O/\ O/\ Can't wait 0/* 0/*

I hope I get some pics half as good as Snorkels \O

Re: Mana Pools National Park

Thu Oct 10, 2013 11:40 am

So jealous pooky!! \O \O

Re: Mana Pools National Park

Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:51 am

One of the many places I want to visit once I win the lottery and don't have to worry about money. \O