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Mana Pools, Western Zimbabwe, is a
National Park on the lower Zambezi river, on the border with Zambia.
Mana means ‘four’ in Shona, reference to the four large permanent
pools formed by the Zambezi river. It is one of Zimbabwe's five world heritage
sites (along with the Matobo hills, the Khami ruins, Great Zim,
and, of course, Vic Falls) and was saved from a hydro-electric scheme in the
early 1980s which would have seen the flooding of the area.