Ingwe Pan Camp nestles alongside a large secluded pan in the pristine Mana Pools National Park, which forms part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The camp is a 30-minute drive from the famed Mana flood plain and Zambezi River and is known for its excellent walking safaris.Visit Website
Ingwe is a short drive from Mana Main airstrip (20 mins or 10 kms).
The main floodplain and the Zambezi River is a 30 minute game drive from camp.
Ingwe pan, along with numerous smaller pans, is situated just off the eastern bank of the Chiruwe River, which disperses into the Zambezi River down river from Mana Mouth.
Ingwe camp has been built in keeping with the Machaba ethos of a classic and authentic safari experience which includes fine dining, excellent guiding and personal hosting.
The added attraction of the pan is that it affords a private concession to return to at night.
The camp comprises 8 spacious and elegantly furnished tents tucked in amongst the trees on the edge of the pan, all with an uninterrupted view of the water.
All tents are ensuite with a double vanity and both an indoor and out-door shower. With no other lights in sight, showering under the stars is an experience not to be missed.
Rooms are double/twin on request, all on decks, with natural walkways between them. The main lounge area is open plan and dining is often out under the stars.
Walking from camp or on the floodplain in the early morning is the main focus. Mana Pools is synonymous with walking safaris and Ingwe won’t disappoint. Walks are conducted in the surrounds which include smaller pans, mopani forests and of course, the Albida forests and wide open spaces of the floodplain. A visit to the Zambezi River for early morning tea or afternoon sundowners is a given.
Game drives are on offer in the morning and afternoon. Fishing from canoes or from the bank is on offer on request.
Relaxing in camp often brings wonderful sightings as animals come down to bathe or drink. Evening sundowners are a special treat in the main area as the more shy animals come in for a late afternoon drink.
This is the time to wait for the leopard to come down too.
Bush picnics and barbeques are a special time to relax and get a true feeling of being on safari and are also a feature at Ingwe. As with all Machaba camps, the routine that we follow is the one that suits the guests in camp.