Mana Pools National Park is a World Heritage site based on its pure wilderness and beauty, The National Park is known for wildlife visibility besides the river and in the flood plains. Large populations of elephants, hippos and Nile crocodiles gather at sunrise in the long pool.
The Mana Pools National Park is at the Centre of a network of protected areas in Zimbabwe which stretch from Kariba to the Mozambique border. Mana Pools is located in Mashonaland West Province and falls under the ambit of the Hurungwe Rural District Council for higher-level administrative purposes. There are over 20 000 km² of wildlife protected land in the vicinity of Mana Pools.
It is in the Middle Zambezi Valley covering an area of 2196 square kilometers (848 square miles) extending from the Zambezi River in the north to the escarpment in the south. Mana Pools is a timeless wilderness considered by many to be the Jewel of Zimbabwe and a Treasure for Africa.