Revel in astounding nature and wildlife with Lower Zambezi safaris.
If you’re interested in a safari in Zambia, then you should know that Lower Zambezi National Park is amongst the most remote and wild parks in the country.
Even though it’s not as diverse and big as other parks, the beauty of its wilderness will definitely catch your eye. The Zambezi river attracts a wide range of animals and birds. Expect to see hippos, monkeys, zebras, herds of elephants, and even black eagles.
Book a safari here today and get ready to be mesmerized by this park’s untouched beauty!
Track wildlife on a game drive
Bordered by the mighty Zambezi and Chongwe rivers, the Lower Zambezi’s 1500 square miles offer landscapes of pretty sausage trees and winterthorn woodlands and some rather fabulous game viewing.
Hop into a vehicle and explore the hidden corners on blissfully private safari drives from your camp, usually taken in the morning and again in the afternoon.
Helmed by a knowledgeable and all-seeing guide, treats in store include herds of elephant and buffalo grazing on the tiny isles in the middle of the river, hippo forming islands of their own and furtive leopard lounging in the trees
Glide along the water on a canoe safari
Change your game-viewing perspective with a Zambezi canoe safari.
Take to the water with a local guide and paddle expert to help you navigate the river, home to hippo, crocodile and flocks of birdlife.
Meander downstream using the current as your engine before mooring on the riverbank for a cup of tea and a muffin. As other sources dry up from May, the life-giving waters of the Lower Zambezi attract herds of elephant, buffalo, zebra and, if you’re lucky, a big cat or two.
Scan your eyes along the tree-line to catch the flicking tail and stealthy gaze of a leopard. And nothing quite compares to a stare down with an elephant bull from the water!
Try your luck catching a Tiger Fish
On the lower sections of the Zambezi River, where the water flows slow and wide, creating pretty bays, inlets and eddies, one of Africa’s greatest fighting fish lies in wait.
The tigerfish is one of Africa’s most powerful freshwater species and it can weigh up to a whopping 15 kilograms. The Zambezi has become known as the best place to take on this ferocious fish in Southern Africa, attracting travelers from all over the world for a spot of catch-and-release fishing.
Join them from August to November for the chance to net one of these beauties yourself (maybe with a helping hand from an expert.
Enjoy sundowners and wildlife on a boat cruise
It’s safe to say the Zambezi River needs little introduction.
And what better way to experience the crocodile-steeped waters, incredible birdlife and animals lining the banks in their hundreds than from the river itself?
Swap your 4×4 for something slightly more mellow and float down the Zambezi by boat.
By day, motor between the tiny islands and keep your eyes peeled for splashing elephant and colourful waterbirds. By night, mix G&Ts with a pastel-hued sunset and you’ve got the ultimate sunset river cruise.
With most lodges offering trips on the water, this is an essential part of any Lower Zambezi safari.