The Lower Zambezi National Park offers day long canoeing trips and wonderful fishing opportunities along the Zambezi River. Overnight canoe trips staying in comfortable bush camps on the banks of the river are also a great way of getting intimate with this park. I highly recommend this as a different activity – we will explore remote islands and river channels with the opportunity of getting close to game – safely!
With its floodplains, grasslands and tall forests the Lower Zambezi Valley supports fantastic game densities. Enormous herds of elephant, some up to 100 strong which are often seen at the river’s edge or swimming the Zambezi River to feed on the grassy islands.
The Lower Zambezi National Park lies on the North bank of the Zambezi in South Eastern Zambia. On the opposite bank lies Mana Pools NP in Zimbabwe. Until 1983 the area was the private game refuge of the President; this means that the area has been unaffected by large scale tourism making this park one of the few remaining pristine wilderness areas on the continent.
Safari activities in Lower Zambezi are extremely diverse, with game drives by day and night, walking and fishing all possible. Motorboat & canoe safaris make viewing elephant and buffalo on the grassy islands a particular highlight.