Lower Zambezi National Park is part of the much larger Zambezi River Valley. The ‘Lower Zam’ is a relatively small park within the larger ecosystem, but one that has gained a reputation for being one of Africa’s most beautiful game-viewing areas.
Lining the Zambian side of the mighty Zambezi, Lower Zambezi is opposite Zimbabwe’s famous Mana Pools and shares its northern border with the huge rift escarpment. The different habitats encourage a great variety of flora and fauna.
The park’s diversity of safari activities is a major attraction. You can game drive at day and night, as well as walk, boat and canoe here. The park offers the widest range of safari activities in Africa. Boating is especially good.
The quality of tiger-fish fishing on the Zambezi River is another attraction for some visitors. Keen fishermen travel to Lower Zambezi solely to fish the river.
Lower Zambezi is one of our favourite parks.
What you really need to know
The game inside the park is substantially better than the game outside the park boundary, (in the neighbouring Chiawa Game Reserve). We therefore highly recommend that clients stay in camps inside the park, if at all possible, or at least in camps close to the park's entrance.