Lower Zambezi National Park
Lower Zambezi National Park extends 75 miles along the Zambezi River and 20 miles inland to the Zambezi Escarpment. Classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the absence of tarred roads has spared this beautiful Zambian park from mass tourism. Gigantic baobabs, huge stands of winter thorn trees and large open plains are interspersed with small channels that divide the mainland from numerous islands.
The abundant natural beauty of this park is coupled with plentiful game, most congregating on the floodplain. Elephant, Cape buffalo, lion, leopard, crocodile, hippo and plenty of antelope species are abundant. Elephant and buffalo can be seen swimming out to the grass-covered islands to graze. Game viewing is at its best from July to early November. Game-viewing vehicles are open, and day and night drives as well as guided walks are offered from all camps. But it is the navigable river that is the park's calling card. Guests are able to take to the water for game viewing either in motor or in canoes. Exploring the area from the water adds a thrilling way of observing the local environment and its resident animals.
Lower Zambezi is accessible by scheduled charter flight from both Lusaka and Livingstone.