Discover Lower Zambezi National Park in Zambia

AboutLower Zambezi National Park

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.

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Canoeing on the Zambezi at Chiawa Camp
Game viewing in the majestic Lower Zambezi National Park

The Lower Zambezi National Park region

Lower Zambezi National Park
The Lower Zambezi National Park offers exceptional boating and wildlife encounters.
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If you are looking to take your adventure in the great outdoors, then look no further than Lower Zambezi National Park. This unspoiled and unpaved park is located on the border with Zimbabwe where one can enjoy game drives, canoeing or hiking while trying their luck at wildlife spotting.
One of the last pristine wilderness areas left in Africa, this park is a visit. for nature lovers. The Lower Zambezi National Park lies on the Zambian side of the Zambezi River with Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe on the other side. The wide river flows between these parks and forms the natural border separating Zambia and Zimbabwe. You can undertake various types of safaris on both the Zambian and Zimbabwean side.

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General information

The Lower Zambezi National Park covers an area of 4092 square kilometers. For many years, this area was the private game reserve of Zambia’s president, until it was officially established in 1983. The Lower Zambezi National Park and its surrounding GMA are located in one of the most remote areas in Africa. There aren’t any paved roads here, so you’ll likely never see another tourist while traveling around this vast area.
Tourists come to this park by boat or aircraft, but not by road. The only other way is if you have 4×4 skills and even then, it’s restricted during certain times of year when the river isn’t safe enough to cross without proper equipment.

Canoe Safaris with Chiawa Camp
Wildlife & Birds

The great variety of wildlife in this area makes for an exciting safari. The Cape buffalo, large elephant population, lion, leopards, and different kinds of antelopes are just some that can be seen on the floodplain. Other popular animals include crocodiles and hippos in the mighty Zambezi River.

The Zambezi Valley is a photographer’s paradise. More than 350 bird species have been recorded in the area, and it offers some of Africa’s most breathtaking scenery for those who want to take pictures. There are many species of birds in this area including eagles, heron and stork. The great Zambezi escarpment provide spectacular views.


We recommend different camps and lodges, including Anabezi Camp. Anabezi Camp is a one-of-a kind experience where you can truly immerse yourself in the authentic feel of the great Zambezi with its many attractions. A camp under shade from Winterthorn trees close to riverbank provides perfect setting for exploring all that this region has to offer.
Sausage Tree Camp is a luxurious riverside getaway, offering guests the comforts of home with an amazing view and exceptional service to match it. This is the perfect place for a relaxing getaway.

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