LOWER ZAMBEZI NATIONAL PARK
Lower Zambezi National Park is great for different safari experiences with more water-based activities. The park is still relatively undeveloped, its beauty lying in its natural state. The diversity of animals is not as wide as the other parks, but the opportunities to get close to game wandering in and out of the Zambezi channels are very good. The park lies opposite the famous Mana Pools Reserve in Zimbabwe, so the whole area on both sides of the Zambezi River is a massive wildlife sanctuary and home some of the biggest elephants.
The river’s edge is overhung with a thick riverine trees, including ebony and fig trees. Further inland is a floodplain edged by Mopane forest and interspersed with Winterthorn trees and big Acacias. The hills creating the backdrop to the park are covered in broadleaf woodland. Even though the Lower Zambezi National Park covers an area of 4092 square kilometres, most of the game is concentrated on the valley floor. The escarpment along the northern end acts as a physical barrier to most of the animal species. Herds of elephant, some up to 100 strong, are often seen at and in the water. ‘Island hopping’ buffalo and waterbuck are common and good populations of lion and leopard roam. Birdlife is also very good.
Lower Zambezi is an excellent addition to a Luangwa safari, as activities here include boat-baed game viewing, fishing, and canoeing. It can also be incorporated into a Victoria Falls or Kafue National Park itinerary.
Your best way to get to/from Lower Zambezi National Park is by light aircraft. Depending on your itinerary we can book those flights for you from Lusaka, Livingstone or Mfuwe (South Luangwa). Prices range from USD 175 to USD 450 pp one way.
Regarding accommodation in Lower Zambezi, please note that those generally come with a price tack, which is not only due to the high standard lodges, but also due to the exclusivity of the destination. You will find that the accommodation standards do not necessarily follow those of most other destinations - in the Lower Zambezi area, as well as in some other areas of Zambia and also Zimbabwe, it is all about experience!
LOWER ZAMBEZI ITINERARIES
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