The Lower Zambezi National Park borders Zimbabwe in the south-eastern section of Zambia. The park itself covers an area of 4092 square kilometers, but most of the game is concentrated along the valley floor.
Huge herds of elephant, are often seen at the river’s edge and can be as significant as one hundred members of a family. You will also likely see another of the Big Five, the ‘Island hopping’ buffalo which roam freely in vast numbers.
The park also hosts good populations of lion and leopard and one of our favourite memories of this stunning area is the ubiquitous cry of the fish eagle. If you want to see giraffe though, your best bet is to twin this safari destination with one of the other many stunning parks in Zambia.
When to go
June to September is the best, but all lodges are open from April to November. Fishing is at its best in September/October.
What to do
- Morning and afternoon game drives
- Guided bush walks
- Tiger and vundu (catfish) fishing