Lower Zambezi – Mana Pools

TRANSFRONTIER CONSERVATION AREA

ABOUT LOWER ZAMBEZI - MANA POOLS

A massive wildlife sanctuary straddling the Zambezi River

This transfrontier conservation area measures 17 745km2 and lies in the Zambezi Valley, which since the dawn of time has been used by wildlife as a thoroughfare between the escarpment and the Zambezi River.

The Lower Zambezi – Mana Pools TFCA is composed of the Lower Zambezi National Park (4,092 km²) in Zambia, and the Mana Pools National Park in northern Zimbabwe (2,196 km²).

Transfrontier Conservation Area

Transfrontier Conservation Area

National Park

National Park

Protected Area

Protected Area

Country Border

Country Border

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OUR WORK

Although this Transfrontier Conservation Area is currently still in a conceptual phase, Peace Parks Foundation played a key role in preparing all supporting documentation, preparatory work and a draft memorandum of understanding (MoU) that have been finalised and presented to the governments of Zimbabwe and Zambia so as to formalise the TFCA.

Did you know?

Mana Pools is a World Heritage Site based on its wildness and beauty, together with the wide range of large mammals, bird species and aquatic wildlife. The name Mana means ‘four’ in the local Shona language and refers to four large pools inland from the Zambezi River. These pools, designated as a Ramsar Wetland of International Importance in 2013, are the remnant ox-bow lakes that the Zambezi River had carved out thousands of years ago as it changed its course. Hippopotamus, crocodile and a wide variety of aquatic birds are associated with the pools.

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