Lower Zambezi National Park Safaris
Located just 100 km downstream from the mighty Victoria Falls, the Lower Zambezi National Park remains one of the few pristine safari wilderness areas left in Africa. This underdeveloped reserve lies across the Zambezi River from the Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe.
The park features mostly woodland savannah, and the sloping escarpment that descends to the river effectively concentrates the wildlife in the river valley. Lower Zambezi National Park may not have the same diversity of wildlife as other parks in Zambia, but the opportunities are superb for game viewing both on land and water (and makes for a very relaxing end to a Zambian safari).
The banks of the Zambezi River are often frequented by large herds of elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, and a variety of antelope. As one would expect on the banks of any river in Africa, crocodiles sun themselves on the banks, while pods of hippo wallow in the waters. Bird watching here is also particularly rewarding, with a large variety of bird species making an appearance.
Game viewing on a Lower Zambezi River safari can be enjoyed on day and night game drives in an open 4x4 safari vehicle or by boat along the river. Another way to experience this untamed wilderness is on a canoe safari, as you paddle silently down the reed-lined Zambezi River. Walking safaris are a rewarding way to explore the bush, and offer a far more intimate experience of smaller creatures that are often overlooked on game drives. The Zambezi River is wonderful for fishing and provides one of the best spots for fishing the mighty Tiger fish.