My most recent visit to Mana pools with Chris and Carol Sheppard coincided with the start of the rainy season. Two day before our arrival 165 mm of rain fell in 24 hours.
Our first evening game drive terminated at Trichilia view point. It was sundowner time, so the G&T`s were guzzled quickly as the sun set and dipped behind the distant Zambian escarpment. We were amazed to see how much standing water remained, forming a large pool in front the road and near the Zambezi River.