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Wildlife on the Zambezi

Lower Zambezi National Park

LOWER ZAMBEZI SAFARI

Overview

Set on the banks of one of Africa’s oldest and mysterious rivers, deep in the Zambezi Valley, the Lower Zambezi has a lot to offer safari goers.  With over 100km of shoreline and a good mix of luxury and midrange camps the Lower Zambezi National Park offers an authentic safari experience. On the opposite side of the Zambezi river is Zimbabwe’s well-known Mana Pools National Park; making this region incredibly rich in wildlife and scenery.  The park is roughly 4500sqkm with most camps situated along the banks of the river where wildlife congregates to drink Africa’s most precious resource, water.

SITUATED IN THE ZAMBEZI VALLEY ON AFRICA’S OLDEST RIVER

GREAT ACCOMODATIONS IN PRIME WATERFRONT LOCATIONS

ENJOY RIVER AND LAND BASED ACTIVITIES

FIRST CLASS WILDLIFE EXPERIENCE

Time of year to travel

The Lower Zambezi is best visited in the dry season between April through to October.  It is a seasonal park due to rainfall from November to April making accessibility very difficult.  Many camps close during this period as game drives become too difficult.  May through to July is the winter period with cold nights.  Temperatures start rising towards the end of September through to November when the rains start.  October is the hottest month with temperatures sometimes reaching the high 30’s.

Wildlife

A pristine river with hippo lining the sandbanks, crocodiles warming themselves on the river’s edge and herds of cape buffalo and elephant coming to drink in the mornings and late afternoons.  A variety of plains game and incredible birdlife.  The Lower Zambezi is also well known for its predator population.  Lion, leopard, hyena and wild dog are all in large numbers.  There is a good mix of riverine forest and open grassy plains which make for a diverse ecosystems and a number of different wildlife.

Our top tip

The Lower Zambezi is set on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River and has the best of both worlds.  This is a fantastic dry season region that adds a water based option to your holiday.  Try your hand at catching the famous Tigerfish which dominates the river!

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