The spectacular Lower Zambezi National Park spans 4 092 km² (1 580 square miles) of pristine wilderness.
It is situated adjacent to Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools Reserve, creating a giant expanse of protected wilderness, and boasts breathtaking vistas of the Zambezi River, as well as lush riverine surrounds. It is not uncommon to see enormous herds of elephant quenching their thirst and enjoying a good mud bath along the riverbanks, as well as leopard, buffalo and lion.
The park offers a wonderful collection of habitats, which are home to a superb diversity of animals. Visitors can explore the marshy Zambezi channels, floodplains bordered by mopane forests, hilly woodlands and the park’s open valley floor.Unlike the Luangwa, the Zambezi is navigable year round so most camps offer a full variety of water activities alongside their standard walking and driving options.
- Try your hand at catch-and-release fishing on the Zambezi River
- Take to the water on an explorative canoeing trail
- The Zambezi River forms the natural boundary between Zambia and Zimbabwe and is a highlight of a visit to this National Park. Here you have the opportunity of land and water activities.
- Game is abundant in the park. Often big herds of elephant are seen; buffalo and antelopes on the floodplain, plenty of lion, and leopards also make an appearance.
May – August
Min 20°C/68°F Max 38°C/86°F
Rainfall November – April
Min 15°C/66°F Max 25°C/77°F