The following is a description of one of two incredible days at John’s Camp, Mana Pools, Zimbabwe:
“If you had to describe heaven, as a place where humans and animals could come together, without confrontation, then it would be Mana Pools…”. David, my guide at John’s Camp.
I shall start with a quick overview of my first evening at the camp. Our 45-minute flight from Harare landed at roughly 3:30 pm on a hot late October afternoon on a dusty bush airstrip in Mana Pools. On landing, we met David, who was to be our guide over the next few days and who has held his professional guiding license for the best part of 20 years now. A 5th generation white Zimbabwean man, he had grown up in Bulawayo and had us instantly engaged with the above statement, ‘If you had to describe heaven… etc’, and to put it frankly, he was right. Although our 30 to 40-minute drive to camp was filled with the usual Impala, Waterbuck, Baboons, there was A LOT of each.