Lower Zambezi National Park

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The Lower Zambezi National Park is quite remote and as a result is still relatively undeveloped – its beauty lying in its pristine wilderness state. The diversity of animals is not as wide as Zambia’s other bigger and better known 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 Zambezi’s edge is overhung with a thick riverine fringe, including ebony and fig trees. Further inland is a floodplain fringed with mopane forest and dotted with winterthorn trees and huge acacias. The hills which form the backdrop to the Lower Zambezi National Park are covered in broadleaf woodland.

Even though the park covers an area of only just over 4,000 square kms, most of the game is concentrated along the valley floor, where the water and grazing is plentiful. 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, of up to 100 strong, are often seen at the Zambezi’s edge. 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.

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Lower Zambezi

Classic Zambia (Silver)

The Classic Zambia Safari is an eight night itinerary that visits two national parks with distinctly different characteristics […]

£4495 to £5975
$5956 to $7917
R80910 to R107550

Diverse Zambia (Silver Plus)

Diverse Zambia is an eight night safari itinerary highlighting featuring two iconic national parks, South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi […]

£5295 to £6395
$7016 to $8473
R95310 to R115110

Premier Zambia (Gold)

A ten night, four location flying safari visiting three of the most iconic National Parks in Zambia […]

£7265 to £8475
$9626 to $11229
R130770 to R152550

The Parks of Zambia (Gold)

The Parks of Zambia safari is a nine night, three location flying safari visiting the three of the most diverse parks in Zambia […]

£6495 to £7495
$8606 to $9931
R116910 to R134910



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