On the opposite bank of the mighty Zambezi to Zimbabwe, across from Mana Pools National park, Zambia's Lower Zambezi National Park offers some of the most scenically diverse areas with a mountainous backdrop of the Zambian escarpment and forests of beautiful albizia trees along the banks of the Zambezi River.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site with gigantic baobabs and winter thorn trees, it is famous for its big game. Along the river, small channels from the Zambezi river divide the mainland from numerous islands. From there, wide open plains are home to plenty of game; lion, leopard, African wild dog, and plenty of antelope species are abundant, and elephants and buffalo can be seen swimming out to the grass-covered islands to graze along with crocodile and hippo. Game viewing is best from July to early November, with the numerous luxurious yet well-priced camps offering open vehicles day and night drives, as well as guided walks, are offered. Aside from authentic, remote game viewing, the Zambezi is the draw here. Visitors are able to game view from motorboats or in canoes for a relaxed afternoon with sundowners to view the remarkable wildlife at the river's edge.
The Zambian side of the Zambezi allows action-packed tiger fishing from a boat, and catch and release is generally practiced by Safari Guru's preferred safari partners; Time + Tide Chongwe and Royal Zambezi Lodge to name but a few.
The Lower Zambezi National Park borders 120 km of the Zambezi's banks and stretches about 32kms inland to the Zambezi Escarpment.
The poor road access has meant that the stunning Lower Zambezi National Park is rarely visited and remains wild and remote.
The Lower Zambezi connects well with other safari areas of Zambia, such as South Luangwa and Kafue via small private charter flights, as well as Victoria Falls, a major hub to connect with anywhere in Southern Africa.
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