Zambezi River Cruise Safaris

  • In Lower Zambezi National Park.
  • Canoe and boat safaris on the mighty Zambezi.
  • Large elephant and buffalo herds along the river.
  • Great selection of lodges for all budgets.
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Zambia’s Lower Zambezi is one of our favourite parks in Africa. Much of the reason for this, is the magnetic pull of safari on the mighty Zambezi, and the range of water activities available.

Throughout the dry season, the Zambezi is the focus point of a significant migration of the area’s game – the river is the only source of water for large elephant and buffalo herds.

With the water well over a kilometre wide at points, boat safaris on the Zambezi are among the finest in Africa. However, there is something about the power and sheer size of the river that makes boat safaris here the best of all.

We recommend canoe safaris from a range of different camps, as well as standard boat safaris on the Zambezi. Kasaka River Lodge is located just outside the park itself and offers great value, whereas Chongwe is a more luxurious option, but one that still offers great value.

Our favourite camps for this experience, however, are Chiawa and Old Mondoro. These two lodges are quite simply our office favourites.