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Ingwe Pan

Tented safari camp in the game-rich Mana Pools, Zimbabwe.

Mana Pools National Park in northern Zimbabwe

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Ingwe Pan is situated at a secluded pan in the wilderness area of Mana Pools National Park, just a few kilometres inland of the Zambezi River and within walking distance of the Chiruwe river bed. The pan is one of the biggest in the park and is surrounded by a grove of large ebony trees. A magnificent fig and ancient ebony form the canopy of the main lounge and dining area of the camp. An ancient baobab is a few minutes walk from the camp and the perfect spot for picnics and sundowners in the evening.

Ingwe Pan only has eight luxury tents positioned amidst trees on the edge of the pan and linked along natural walkways. All are elegantly furnished with a double bed (twin beds are available on request), and have spacious interiors as well as beautiful views over the pan. The en-suite facilities feature twin washbasins and both inside and outside showers.

The communal facilities at Ingwe Pan Camp consist of an open-plan lounge and an outside dining area. The dining area is perfect for tucking into the delicious food and drink on offer, while watching wildlife come to drink or bathe at the pan. Come late afternoon, you might even see an elusive leopard! There is also a lovely picnic and sundowner spot just a short distance from camp – a big old baobab that guests can relax around in between adventures in Mana Pools.

Game drives are conducted in the mornings and afternoon/evenings at camp. They usually last about three hours each and are conducted along the river systems and flood plains around the camp. The wildlife in the area is prolific and chances are good to see some of the larger predators, herds of elephant and buffalo and all the plains animals that occur here. Night drives are conducted in the early evening offering one a chance to see the smaller more nocturnal animals with spotlights.

Walking safaris are also conducted generally in the morning with armed guides. The walks are leisurely and time is taken to observe the smaller things in the bush that one normally misses when driving. Walking is weather dependent, or dependent on the condition of the terrain.

Special SADC 30 Day Out Rate


per person per night sharing. Valid for bookings made within 30 days of travel.

Standard Rate


per person sharing per night

    All meals
    Lodge activities and safaris
    Return vehicle airstrip transfers
    Alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages (excluding imported and premium drinks)

Ingwe is on a private concession, making it the ideal camp at which to base yourself and enjoy the best Mana Pools has to offer, from wildlife viewing from your room, a game vehicle or even a game walk on foot with a professional guide. Ingwe is a must visit for those wanting a more private Mana Pools experience.

Ingwe Pan has fantastic wildlife sightings, especially later in the season, with previous guests having seen elephants, leopards, lion, brown hyena, buffalo, nyala and even endangered wild dogs coming down to drink at the pan, right in front of camp. In those times you don’t even need to leave the comfort of your tent to see the game!
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