Lower Zambezi National Park
The Lower Zambezi covers the area from Lake Kariba to the Mozambique border, and boasts wild and uncrowded wilderness areas, with excellent camps and lodges in and around the Lower Zambezi National Park.
- Excellent wildlife
- Wild dog
- Canoe Safaris
- Great accommodation selection
- Wildest Africa
The Lower Zambezi National Park is Zambia’s newest park and is still relatively undeveloped, but its beauty lies in its absolute wilderness state. The diversity of animals is not as wide as the other big parks, but the park lies opposite the famous Mana Pools Reserve in Zimbabwe.
The Lower Zambezi National Park covers an area of 4092 square kilometres, but most of the game is concentrated along the valley floor. There is an escarpment along the northern end which acts as a physical barrier to most of the park’s animal species.
Enormous herds of elephant, some up to 100 strong, are often seen at the rivers edge. “Island hopping” buffalo and waterbuck are common. The park also hosts good populations of lion and leopard and you should listen for the well known cry of the fish eagle.
Canoeing safaris are the ultimate in relaxed excitement, as you canoe down the section of the Zambezi flanked by National Parks on both sides.
Hippos are always to be seen, while elephant, zebra, impala, buffalo, kudu, puku and waterbuck can be seen browsing on the banks from the comfort of your canoe.
Game drives, night drives, and bush walks are extremely rewarding with four of the Big 5 and many other species such as wild dog and cheetah, frequently seen. Bird life is prolific and fishing for the famous Tiger fish is yet another exciting option.
This stunning area fits in well combined with the South Luangwa. The lodges we use are top class and will provide you with an experience not easily forgotten. The season for visiting this area is limited, due to the seriously hot conditions at certain times of the year.