Lower Zambezi National Park 365
Despite being just 100 kilometres downstream from Victoria Falls, lying across the Zambezi River from the Mana Pools National Park, the Lower Zambezi National Park remains one of the few pristine safari wilderness areas left in Africa.
It is made up mostly of woodland savannah, with a sloping escarpment that descends to the river and concentrating the wildlife in the river valley, so while this park doesn’t necessarily have the same diversity as some others in Zambia, the opportunities are superb for game viewing – both on land and water.
Life centres around the river here and the banks of the Zambezi are frequented by large herds of elephant, as well as buffalo, lion, leopard, and a variety of antelope. Unsurprisingly, it’s also a hotspot for crocodiles and pods of hippo. Bird watching here is also particularly rewarding, with a large variety of species in attendance.
Game viewing can be done (on day and night drives) in an open 4×4 vehicle, by boat or even on a canoe safari. Walking safaris are one of Zambia’s specialities and are an alternative, and rewarding way to explore the bush – allowing you to see smaller creatures that are often missed on drives. For fishing enthusiasts, the Zambezi offers one of the best places to catch the mighty tiger fish.