Characterised by impressive big game viewing and the stunning waters of the Zambezi River, a Lower Zambezi National Park safari has plenty to offer. Set in the sprawling Lower Zambezi Valley, the national park owes its game rich nature to the Zambezi's permanent waters, its many tributaries and oxbow lagoons. The river runs along the Zambia/ Zimbabwe border and is a huge attraction for wildlife, with elephant enjoying regular crossings. The Zambezi's presence is equally well received by visitors, with canoe safaris an ideal way to view game on both sides of the river.
Buffalo and elephant are common sights in the park, with regular sightings along the banks of the Zambezi or, indeed, wading from one side to the other - something that can prove exhilarating if an elephant decides to cross a few feet in front of your canoe. Unfortunately giraffe, rhino and cheetah aren't present; however, their absence is alleviated by superb lion, hyena and leopard sightings.
Birding in the park is exceptional with approximately 350 species recorded. Lovers of water birds will be in for a treat: the Zambezi is popular with fish eagles, storks and egrets along with the occasional sighting of ospreys.
Aside from bird watching both day and night game drives are on offer, the latter affording an insight into the lives of the park's nocturnal residents - it's also a good opportunity to see leopard. Walking safaris are the perfect way to really get in touch with the wilderness and can last up to 4 hours should you wish. Camps and lodges in the national park avail of a riverside setting, with luxury bush camp accommodation ranging from plush tented suites to spacious chalets.
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A spectacular camp with great views of the Zambezi, you'll find an authentic safari experience from this family run property and excellent game viewing.
This award winning property is a seasonal tented camp on the banks of the Zambezi River. Tents boast timber floors and stunning views, cuisine is a delight while water and land based activities are superb.
Set in the stunning Lower Zambezi National Park, Chongwe River Camp is a well-established property perfect for exploring some of Zambia's most alluring scenery. Overlooking a river, expect superb hippo sightings and exciting activities.
A magnificent property overlooking the Chongwe River, it is ideal for groups and families with 4 comfortable rooms, incredible game viewing and plenty of activities to enjoy.
Nestled on the banks of the Zambezi River, this tented camp offers exciting land and river based activities, luxury tented chalets and a choice base for exploring the Lower Zambezi National Park.
With magnificent views and set directly on the Zambezi River banks this is luxury option for exploring the vast wildernesses of the Lower Zambezi and Mana Pools.
A stunning luxury camp in the Lower Zambezi National Park, stay in Bedouin style tents, with high canvas roofs and open-air bathrooms. Enjoy strong service and take on a range of exciting activities, with night drives and the chance to catch Tiger Fish.
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