Ingwe Pan (Mana Pools)

a view from the luxury tent entrance toward the double bed at Ingwe Pan Camp, Mana Pools Zimbabwe

Luxury tented camp – 8 Tents in Total – Max 18 guests

Ingwe Pan (Mana Pools) is situated at a secluded pan in the wilderness area of Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe. The luxury camp is located a few kilometers inland of the Zambezi River and within walking distance of the Chiruwe river bed.  A grove of large ebony trees surrounds the Mana Pools pan which is one of the largest in the park. A magnificent fig tree and an ancient ebony tree form the canopy of the main lounge and dining area of the Ingwe Camp.

An ancient baobab is a few minute’s walk from the camp and the perfect spot for picnics and sundowners in the evening.

The pan is an essential waterhole in the park and it provides valuable water for large herds of elephant and buffalo that meander through, each day, to the floodplain.
The word Ingwe means Leopard and these magnificent cats visit the pan often. Guests will regularly encounter lion, hyaena, zebra, kudu and impala on walks or drives from the camp.

Likewise, Ingwe Pan (Mana Pools) is a birder’s paradise too and Mana Pools ‘lifers’ include the Arnotts Chat and Broad-billed Rollers.


Walking from camp or on the floodplain is the main activity at Mana Pools. Game walks take place in the early morning to avoid the midday heat. Mana Pools is synonymous with walking safaris and Ingwe Camp won’t disappoint. Walks take place in the vicinity of the camp and include exploring the wide-open floodplain, Mopani forests and the Albida forests. It is a given that guests will visit the Zambezi River for early morning tea or afternoon sundowners.

Similarly, game drives are available in the morning and afternoon. Guests must not overlook game-viewing opportunities when relaxing in the camp.  Evening sundowners are a special treat in the main area as the more shy animals come in for a late afternoon drink, including the ever-elusive Leopard.

Game drives
Game drives take place each morning & afternoon, and always depart from camp. Each drive will explore the river systems and plains around the camp and lasts approximately 3 hours. The wildlife in the area is prolific with excellent chances to see larger predators, herds of elephant, buffalo and all the plains animals that occur here. Night drives begin in the early evening and offer guests a chance to see smaller more nocturnal animals with spotlights.

Walking safaris
Walking safaris are conducted in the morning accompanied by armed guides. Walks are at a leisurely pace and the emphasis is placed on the smaller things in the bush that are often missed when driving. Walking is weather & guide dependent, or dependent on the condition of the terrain.


  • Morning and evening game drives.
  • Walking.
  • Game viewing from the comfort of your own tent.
  • Catching up on some reading.


Ingwe Pan (Mana Pools) is designed to capture the classic and authentic safari experience. This includes fine dining, excellent guiding, and personal hosting.

The added attraction of the pan is that it affords a private concession, meaning guests have the option of evening game drives.

The camp comprises 8 spacious and elegantly furnished tents tucked in amongst the trees on the edge of the pan and each tent has uninterrupted views of the water.

All tents are ensuite with a double vanity boasting indoor and outdoor showers. With no other lights in sight, the experience of showering under the stars simply cannot be missed.

Rooms are double/twin on request. Each room has a private deck and is linked by natural walkways. The main lounge area is open plan and dining is often out under the stars. There is, certainly, nothing as spectacular as an evening under the African sky.

Getting there

Ingwe Camp is a short drive from Mana Main airstrip (20-mins or 10km). The main floodplain and the Zambezi River are both approximately 30-minutes game drive from camp.

If necessary inter-camp flights & road transfers can be booked on your behalf.


A typical summer day at Ingwe Camp:
(Kindly note times may vary slightly and winter timings are different)

  • 05h30 Wake up call at the room
  • 06h00 Light breakfast in the main area
  • 06h30 Depart for your morning activity: game drive, nature walk
  • 10h30 Return from the morning activity
  • 11h00 Brunch
  • Afternoon at leisure – possible activities: Swimming pool
  • 15h30 Afternoon Tea
  • 16h00 Depart on afternoon game drive
  • 19h30 Return from the game drive
  • 20h00 Dinner under the stars (weather permitting)


HIGH SEASON 01/06/20 – 31/10/20
US$780.00 PPS

Single Supplement – 30% $234.00
Children 6 – 11 years $390.00

SHOULDER SEASON 01/05/20 – 31/05/20 & 01/11/20 – 15/11/20
US$590.00 PPS

Single Supplement – 30% $177.00
Children 6 – 11 years $295.00

Rates are fully inclusive of:

Mana Pools Park fees for full paying guests, accommodation, all meals, laundry, lodge activities, return vehicle airstrip transfers from Mana airstrip or Main Camp (for drive-ins from Victoria Falls), alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages (excluding imported and premium drinks) levies and taxes.

Rates exclude:

International flights, internal flight transfers, premium imports, travel insurance, visas, and discretionary tips and community and conservation levy of USD 15 per person per day.

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Extra Info

Zimbabwe is a malaria area, as such, we recommend appropriate precautions. All travellers coming from or going through countries that have been declared yellow fever infected areas must provide an international health certificate of vaccination for yellow fever upon arrival into Zimbabwe.

The camp water is safe to drink.

Ingwe Camp uses 220V plug points in all the tents. Plug points can be used to charge batteries and sleep apnoea machines, however, they are not suitable for hairdryers and electric shavers.

Wifi is unavailable in the tents but is accessible near the main area.

No children under 12 may participate in Game Walk activities.

A maximum of 20kg of luggage per person is allowed for light aircraft flights. This includes hand luggage and camera equipment. Please ensure that all luggage is soft-sided and that only bags without wheels are permitted.

Luggage dimensions may not exceed 25cm (10 inches) wide, 30cm (12 inches) high and 62 cm (24 inches) long.

Passengers who weigh between 110 – 120 kg (242 – 264 lbs.) need to advise us when making a booking, so that we can, in turn, advise the aircraft company for scheduling purposes. Passengers who weigh over 120 kg (264 lbs.) will be expected to purchase an additional seat.


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