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Lower Zambezi National Park

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Lower Zambezi Lodges

A generous range of accommodations

With the backdrop of the teeming Zambezi River, it’s no surprise to learn that Lower Zambezi lodges sit overlooking water. Such a setting means that game viewing can be enjoyed even from the comfort of an armchair – and that’s before you go out on game drives, boat trips, canoe safaris and guided walks.

For such a wild destination, there is a surprisingly generous range of accommodations located in the park and on adjoining private concessions. Honeymooners and romantic travellers will find wonderful, tucked-away retreats with table-for-two dining. There are traditional tented camps as well as exclusive-use villas – ideal for families and groups. And the more luxurious lodges have beauty and massage treatments on offer as well as educational and photographic classes.

Browse our recommended Lower Zambezi lodges below or simply contact us for advice on a suitable accommodation for your needs and budget.

Royal Zambezi Lodge
Royal Zambezi Lodge
In Short: Recommended for luxurious romantic travel
Location: Just Outside of the Lower Zambezi NP, Zambia
With lions roaring in the distance and hippos snorting nearby, the 15 luxurious thatched suites, elegant design and gourmet cuisine of Royal Zambezi Lodge provide a perfect base from which to explore this wild and beautiful area.
USD530p/p sharing
In Short: Exclusive, Secluded & Magnificent Camp
Location: Secluded, Lower Zambezi NP, Zambia
Anabezi Camp is made up of twelve spacious, secluded tents, raised on timber platforms to give you a magnificent view of the Lower Zambezi National Park. Where the Zambezi River and Mushika Flood Plain meet, is also the meeting spot for hundreds of animal species. Come morning or night, you’ll be greeted with an array of game from the comfort of your tent.
USD 750p/p sharing
Chongwe River Camp
Chongwe River Camp
In Short: Great all-round safari camp
Location: Lower Zambezi, Zambia
Lovely river views, a wide range of game viewing activities & accommodation to suit most types of travellers, this tented camp is one of our favourites. Families & groups will appreciate the 4-sleeper unit with dining & living rooms.
USD 500p/p sharing
Chiawa Camp
Chiawa Camp
In Short: Recommended for safari enthusiasts
Location: Lower Zambezi, Zambia
A setting within the park means unfettered game viewing at this intimate tented camp. There are only 9 suites, one of which is an indulgent Honeymoon Suite complete with panoramic views. You’ll explore by 4X4, boat & on foot with expert guides.
USD 735p/p sharing
Baines River Camp
Old Mondoro
Old Mondoro
In Short: Intimate tented camp renowned for its guiding
Location: Lower Zambezi, Zambia
Set at the heart of the park, this owner-run camp only has 4 suites, thus assuring each of its guests a personalised safari. There’s an emphasis on walking safaris but you can go game viewing by 4X4, motor boat & canoe as well.
USD 760p/p sharing
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What To Do

Activities to Look Forward to

1. Go on a Game Drive

Day & night game drives are led by sharp-eyed guides on the lookout for the interesting & the extraordinary. Vehicles are raised high & have open sides to offer the best photographic opportunities.

2. Walk the Walk

Guided walks reveal the smaller details of the Zambezi: birds, insects & animal tracks. You can visit local communities with your guide, giving you a unique insight into village life in big game country.

3. Paddle the Zambezi

Trade the 4X4 for a kayak & hit the Zambezi with your guide. It’s pure adventure as you negotiate your way downstream, your guides picking safe lines. Choose between morning excursions & all-day trips.

4. Search for Big Cats

The Lower Zambezi’s forested riverfront is prime leopard country; its game-rich savannah ideal for prides of lion – your guide will be searching for both.

5. Cruise the Sunset

You don’t have to paddle a kayak to enjoy being on the Zambezi – lodges also offer motorised boat trips, a great way to see river wildlife & the best way to watch the sunset.

6. Go Bird Watching

Several hundred bird species have been recorded in the Lower Zambezi, from eagles & vultures to tiny sunbirds & brightly coloured bee-eaters. It’s a birding paradise, especially in summer when migrant species arrive.

7. Catch & Release Fishing

Fishing for tiger fish, for those who are keen, is one of the seaonal specialties of the Zambezi River. We say seasonal as definitely the best time to catch them is from late August to mid November during the hotter months.

8. Get Romantic

Classic African landscapes, starry night skies & idyllic accommodation make Lower Zambezi a memorable honeymoon destination. Couples enjoy private dining, indulgent pampering & discreet service.

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