The Lower Zambezi, a key national park of Zambia, lies between the rugged and dramatic Zambezi escarpment and the wide and spectacular Zambezi River. The Zambezi runs for 120 km through the park and with the protection of the Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe on the opposite side this is a haven for wildlife. There are many channels, lagoons, sandbanks and islands along the river and then open plains, woodland and bush areas behind the riverine strip. The river is a massive attraction and offers boating, drifting, canoeing and fishing, all with breathtaking views. For the avid fisherman, the tiger fishing (on a catch and release basis) is worth a week out here for.
An intimate owner run safari lodge located within the Eastern part of the Chiawa Game Management Area, on the northern bank of the Zambezi River, amid Tamarind and Jackalberry trees. Offering predominantly the water based activities on the Zambezi River inclusive of boating, fishing and canoeing; game viewing is a bonus.
These properties are both located within the Lower Zambezi National park and well run by the family that owns them. Chiawa is tented and more luxurious and sophisticated; while Old Mondoro(canvas & reed chalets) offers a more bush camp experience and is more rustic. Activities at both include boating, fishing and canoeing on the mighty Zambezi plus bonus of game viewing within the park.
(Chongwe River Camp, Chongwe River House, Tsika Island Camp & Kasaka River Lodge) – a collection of good value properties that have a great focus on guest experience. Included is a private exclusive house, offering guests added privacy and more flexibility; a home away from home. A rustic bush camp experience is offered at Tsika Island Camp which is an ideal overnight base for a canoeing trail. All properties are located just outside the park but do not rob guests of a great experience as the main focus is the activities on the Zambezi. Canoeing, boating, fishing plus game drives and walks are all offered.
Located on the banks of the Zambezi River and on the edge of the Lower Zambezi National Park. It is situated on the Zambezi River at one of its broadest points and lies opposite the famous Mana Pools Reserve in Zimbabwe. Unique to this contemporary styled lodge is its hosting of a spa, unlike any other operator in the area. Treat yourself to a spa treatment on the banks of the Zambezi River surrounded by the beauty of the African bush. Or enjoy the water activities on the Zambezi of fishing, boating and canoeing. And of course the game drives and walks are worth sampling too.
Affectionately known as the Bangers and Mash combo…These are two great camps both on the Zambezi River and within the Lower Zambezi National Park, offering a main camp/lodge stay and bush camp combination and do well in an itinerary. Sausage Tree being the main camp and also offering a private house (Kigelia House) for those seeking more privacy. Potato is the rustic sister complementing the main camp well. Activities are flexible and with individuals choosing from drives, walks, boat cruises, canoeing and fishing.