- Lower Zambezi National Park
The Lower Zambezi National Park
One of Zambia’s top safari destinations, the Lower Zambezi National Park protects 120 kilometres of Zambezi riverfront and its wild hinterland. It’s a place of snorting hippos and lazy-eyed crocodiles, home to elephants and big cats, buffalo, baboons and antelope.
Still largely unknown and little visited, the Lower Zambezi National Park offers a first-class safari experience and combines easily with Victoria Falls and even South Luangwa, home to the best walking safaris in Africa.
There are a handful of safari camps – either in the park itself or set in an adjoining private concession. You’ll fly in from Lusaka or Livingstone, transfer by 4X4 to your lodge and plan your stay. Expect a wide range of safari experiences: day and night game drives, guided nature walks, river cruises and canoe expeditions. You may have the chance to visit local communities and even throw a line overboard for a tiger fish or two.
The Lower Zambezi National Park is a destination with broad appeal: there are honeymoon lodges as well as family-friendly villas. Bird watchers are richly rewarded throughout the year and wildlife photographers have a spread of subjects and scenery. Accommodation sits in prime position at the water’s edge with beautiful views of the river – and its wildlife. Lodges are unfenced with their viewing decks usually overlooking pods of hippo; it’s not unusual to see elephants moving through camp.
Lower Zambezi guides are highly trained and offer flexible safari programmes. You could start with an early morning drive, go on a short guided walk after brunch and then sit back on an afternoon river cruise. Internet access, sundecks and swimming pools provide the diversions between activities.
Talk to Safari Online about a Lower Zambezi safari; it’s easy to combine with Victoria Falls and other safari destinations in Zambia and Botswana. We’ll recommend the best tour or accommodation for your requirements or will tailor-make an itinerary for you.