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The Lower Zambezi National Park, spreading over 1580 mi² (4092 km²) is situated in a picturesque setting between escarpment hills to the north and the Zambezi River to the south. This recently designated UNESCO World Heritage Site has surprisingly been spared from a massive influx of tourists. These factors, combined with excellent game-viewing, truly make the Lower Zambezi National Park one of Africa’s best.
Lower Zambezi stretches 75 mi (200 km) along a part of the Zambezi River speckled with numerous islands the small channels that separate them from the mainland. You will find the best way to view the park’s abundant wildlife is either on a motorboat or canoe. Watch as elephant and buffalo swim out from the gigantic baobab trees and winter thorn trees that line the mainland to graze on the grass-covered islands. Other prominent species include lion, leopard, crocodile, hippo, and numerous antelopes. Game viewing is best from July to early November. For fishing enthusiasts, September until November is the best time of year to visit Lower Zambezi; by this time, water temperatures rise enough for resident tigerfish to become active.
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