Safaris to Lower Zambezi National Park

Safaris to Lower Zambezi National Park

On the north-eastern bank of the Zambezi River in Zambia, Lower Zambezi National Park is one of the country’s premier wildlife-viewing areas – and an excellent choice for your safari holiday. Concentrated on the floodplains, you can come across huge herds of elephants, vast pods of hippos and countless grazing animals. Once the private game reserve of the president of the country, this now a protected area with a small collection of luxury eco-friendly lodges and camps dotted along the Zambezi River – the best place for wildlife watching at the end of a day filled with game drives, walking safaris and boating trips down the river. Just keep in mind that the park essentially ‘shuts up shop’ during the rainy season (roughly December to March) when roads become impassable. To plan your safari to Lower Zambezi National Park, give our Africa travel experts a call – or submit an enquiry online.

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Lower Zambezi National Park Travel Information

There are regular flights from the UK to Lusaka, Livingstone and Kariba airports in Zambia – you can then either travel by road to the Lower Zambezi National Park or take a light aircraft into a smaller airstrip.

  • Currency: Zambian Kwacha 
  • Time difference: GMT +2 
  • Flight from UK: 13 hours and 55 minutes 
  • Visa: Required - obtained from the Zambian High Commission before travel) 
  • Language: English 
  • National drink: Mosi (local beer) 
  • National dish: Samp and beans
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Lower Zambezi National Park Activities

Dominated by the Zambezi River, it’s no surprise that activities during your safari within the Lower Zambezi National Park are spent on or beside the water. Float silently down the river in a canoe, eyes peeled for hippos and crocodiles, or try catch-and-release fishing on the river bank. Lodges and camps, of course, offer traditional safaris in open-sided 4X4 vehicles but for something different try a night drive or walking safari with experience guide.

Lower Zambezi National Park Food & Drink

Staying in one of the lodges or camps in the Lower Zambezi National Park? Then you’ll find all your meals – and sometime drinks – included in the price of your safari. Every day you’ll be treated to buffet breakfast and three-course evening meals beneath the stars – you can share the experience with your fellow travellers or choose to dine in private. Special dining experiences include afternoon tea, sundowners and even lunch on a sandbank in the river – just ask us what we can offer.

Lower Zambezi National Park Attractions

Herds of elephant that can reach up to 100 strong, prides of lion, packs of wild dog and over 400 recorded species of birdlife – the number one attraction in the Lower Zambezi National Park is its abundant wildlife. And if you want to inject a little culture into your safari experience, ask us about a visit to the Chiawa Cultural Village for an opportunity to learn about the Goba community, watching and taking part in traditional dances, fishing practices and tasting Zambian cuisine.

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