Lower Zambezi National Park
This Park is still relatively undeveloped, it’s beauty lying in its wilderness state. The diversity of animals is not as wide as the other big parks, but the opportunities to get close to game, wandering in and out of the Zambezi channels are spectacular. 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.
The River’s edge is overhung with a thick riverine fringe, including ebony and fig trees. Further inland is a floodplain fringed with mopane forest and interspersed with winterthorn trees and huge acacias. The hills which form the backdrop to the Park are covered in broadleaf woodland.
Even though the Lower Zambezi National Park covers an area of 4092 square kilometers, most of the game is concentrated along the valley floor. There is an escarpment along the northern end which acts as a physical barrier to most of the Park’s animal species. Enormous herds of elephant, some up to 100 strong, are often seen at the river’s edge. ‘Island hopping’ buffalo and waterbuck are common. The Park also hosts good populations of lion and leopard, and listen too for the ubiquitous cry of the fish eagle.
As well as land-based activities, LZNP offers a host of water-based adventures – including world-class fishing, boat safaris and (a firm favourite of ours) the canoe safari!
Accommodation in Lower Zambezi National Park
Lower Zambezi National Park's Best Lodges
The family owned and operated, multi-award-winning Chiawa Camp is located deep inside the stunning Lower Zambezi National Park.
Anabezi is a 12 tent luxury camp located on the banks of the Zambezi River at the Lower end of the Lower Zambezi National Park in Zambia.
The effortless and grounded luxury that Chiawa Safaris is known for, is right here at Old Mondoro.
Royal Zambezi Lodge offers the discerning traveller a front row seat to these unique wilderness experiences, all the while welcoming you ‘home’ to our luxury tented and thatched lodges overlooking the Zambezi River.
Potato Bush Camp lies adjacent to its sister camp, Sausage Tree Camp. A family friendly camp offering spectacular panoramic views overlooking the Zambezi River.
Amanzi opened 2015 for those travellers who prefer a more rustic feel. Amanzi Camp consists of 4 tents, each on a raised teak deck, located on the Zambezi River bank.
Awarded the Best Location in the Africa 2016 Safari Awards, Sausage Tree Camp is located on the banks of the Zambezi River, in the heart of the Lower Zambezi National Park.
Zambezi Grande Private Game Experience is a luxurious, privately owned game lodge on the mighty Zambezi River.
Other places to Visit
South Luangwa has been dubbed by experts as one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world, and with good reason. The concentration of animals around the Luangwa River, and its oxbow lagoons, is among the most intense in Africa.
North Luangwa spans a total of 4636 square kilometres, offering one of the best wilderness experiences in Zambia.
Found in the centre of western Zambia, Kafue National Park is the oldest and largest of Zambia’s national parks. It covers a massive 22,400 km2.
Lower Zambezi is still relatively undeveloped, with it’s beauty lying in its wilderness state. The diversity of animals is not as wide as the other big parks, but the opportunities to get close to game, wandering in and out of the Zambezi channels are spectacular.
The remote Liuwa National Park lies along the Zambezi flood plain in western Zambia and covers an area of 3,600 square kilometres of remote, wildlife-rich wilderness.