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Lower Zambezi National Park

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About Lower Zambezi National Park

Country found in: Zambia
Parks total area: 4092 km² (1580 mi²)
Year established: 1983
Park wildlife: 34 animals listed
Anti-malarial: Recommended

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Most-visited month: April

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Lower Zambezi is among the newest national parks in Zambia, where it was the president’s private nature reserves until 1983. The park borders Mozambique to the east and its south border spills over into Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools Reserve. Although it is smaller 4092 km² (1580 mi²) and less developed, the animal viewing here is extraordinarily exquisite. Zambezi is home to four of the big five: buffalo, elephant, leopard and lion. Additionally, eagles, crocodiles, antelope, baboons, zebra and hippopotamus call the park home. With its lodges and camps along the Lower Zambezi River on the park’s south border, canoeing safaris last as long as six days landing at a different camp each night. Canoe safaris are either proactive, where each adventurer is responsible for setting up and breaking down camp, or passive guided tours. Walking and motor safaris feature spectacular big game viewing. Not surprising, fishing in Zambezi is exceptional. The park is also documented to have the highest concentration of bird species in all of Africa, making it a prime destination for birding safari enthusiasts.

Zambezi National Park has one lodge, three fishing camps and four general camps in the park. Additionally the nearby city of Victoria Falls has many hotels and restaurants. There are many options for animal viewing and fishing. While there are guided tours, adventurers may use their own transportation in the park for car safaris, hikes and fishing trips.

When to visit Lower Zambezi National Park?

Zambia has a rainy season from end of October to early April. During the wet, or green, season, many of the camps close, as they are not accessible once the rains come. The dry season is both hot and cool, but never very cold nor extremely hot. Although the rainy season begins in late October, until December it is often considered hot and dry. The rains come in after the New Year. The ideal season for safaris and wildlife viewing is June throughearly November. The fishing season is best in September and October.

 

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Tour by: Off2Africa

9 Day walking safari through South Luangwa National Park and Lower Zambezi National Park

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Tour by: Memorable Journeys Ltd

Enjoy 4 Honey moon nights on the Zambezi River.

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This intense Zambia and Malawi itinerary will render you awestruck from the word go. We begin along the banks of...

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Tour by: Memorable Journeys Ltd

4 Nights Lower Zambezi Free Flights Special

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Tour by: Encompass Africa

- Private luxury safari itinerary for those seeking the very best Zambia has to offer - Experience the beauty o...

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Tour by: Zamsato - Zambia Safaris & Adventure Tours

It's only a 4 hours drive away from Lusaka and you are in the pristine wilderness. Lions, Leopards, Cheetahs and...

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Tour by: African Safari Company

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