The 4092 square kilometre Lower Zambezi National Park is one of Zambia’s premier wildlife destinations. Bounded by the Zambezi escarpment to the north and the enormous Zambezi River to the south, this extremely picturesque park is renowned for its dramatic scenery and forms part of the southernmost extent of the Great East African Rift Valley.
Officially gazetted in 1983, this relatively new national park “adjoins” the Zimbabwean World Heritage Site, Mana Pools Reserve, which is situated on the opposite riverbank and thus creates a trans-frontier wildlife sanctuary.
The diverse habitats create fantastic land and water-based game viewing opportunities. Elephant, buffalo, hippo, leopard, and lion occur together with a wealth of other wildlife.
In some regions the river is up to 2km in width, the clear water with its reed-lined banks and quieter side channels provide the perfect environment for fishing and canoeing safaris, for which the park is famous.