What do I need to bring? This is a common question I get asked by people about to visit Mana for the first time. Mana is off the beaten track and even those with experience in self-driving the well-beaten tracks of South Africa, Botswana and Namibia will find that Mana is more remote and requires more planning ahead, there is no shop or garage down the road. But hey, that’s one of the things that makes Mana so special and a treat for those who are prepared to go the extra mile.
Our website contains some useful downloadable PDF checklists that can help you make sure you have everything you neeed:
Remember, the Zambezi Valley is a Malaria area and you will need to consult your doctor about prophylactics before your visit. We suggest you bring mosquito repellant as well as light, long-sleaved shirts and trousers with closed shoes and socks to keep mosquitoes at bay in the evening (mozzies love ankle flesh!).
The African sun is also often underestimated by visitors. From our ai-conditioned offices, we forget how burnt you can get from a day in the sun. Wide-brimmed hats and lots of suntan lotion are a must. I often find a light long-sleaved collared shirt of the type worn by test cricketers is very effective against the sun.
Other items to remember include fishing kit and bait, binoculars and camera kit. Hope this helps you ensure you have all bases covered.