_Lower Zambezi National Park
As the name explains, Lower Zambezi National Park is set along the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, which forms the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe.
On the other side of the river is Mana Pools National Park, which helps to create a large conservation zone in the Zambezi River valley.
Largely undeveloped, Lower Zambezi provides travellers with an action filled Zambian safari, with walking safaris, canoeing, boat cruises and fishing excursions all being available.
Highlights of Lower Zambezi National Park include:
There are not many rivers in the world on which it is possible to jump in a canoe and paddle downstream, along water fully stocked with hippos and crocodiles, and with any amount of wildlife coming down to drink.
But the Zambezi River is one of these rivers, and the experience provided is thrilling. Fully guided day trips, or longer canoe safaris are possible, on which wild camp sites are used each night along the waters' edge. For a holiday with a difference, a canoe safari can be one of the best.
Fishing and Boat Cruises
The Zambezi River is famous for its tough tiger fish, and in the Lower Zambezi National Park a great way to spend the day is by cruising on the river trying to catch one (or many) of them.
Unlike your normal fishing trips at home, you'll be sharing the water with hippos and crocs, while watching along the shoreline for elephants, buffalo, zebra, and more!
As with the other national parks in Zambia, Lower Zambezi allows for excellently guided walking safaris.
These walks provide an exciting occasion to connect with the African bush. Encountering large game and predators this way is exhilirating, while also affording you the opportunity to learn more about the smaller creatures of the bush and the various and interesting flora.
Day and Night Game Drives
Along with exploring the wilderness during the day, a wonderfully thrilling activity is heading out into the African night with a spotlight. Surrounded by the darkness, nerves tingle as you feel the tension of the night, and spot the wary eyes of both predators and prey as the battle for survival enters its most dangerous phase.
Leopards in particular are often found hunting at night, and these drives offer a great chance to see nocturnal animals scurrying through the moonlight.