The Lower Zambezi National Park lies adjacent to Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools forming a massive protected area along the game rich flood plains of the Zambezi River. There are numerous small safari and fishing camps in the area providing an ideal base from which to explore the park. Both game drives and canoe safaris are on offer in the park. The northern escarpment provides a dramatic back drop to the thickly vegetated riverine forests and broadleaf woodland. Great herds of elephant and buffalo congregate around the river especially in the dryer winter months. The predators are in force and the birdlife is exceptional, particularly along the river systems.

Facts & Figures

Park / Reserve Size: 49 020 Ha
Reserve Type: National Park
Big 5: No
Specialist Specie: Elephant
Malaria Area: Yes
Nearest Town: Chirundu

Accommodation in Lower Zambezi National Park

Baines’ River Camp

Africa at its best! You will feel at home from the moment you arrive at Baines’ River Camp, a luxurious and intimate safari lodge with just eight double suites, set on the northern bank of the Zambezi River amid Tamarind and Jackalberry trees. A warm welcome and a refreshing drink awaits you before you unpack and get ready for your…

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Accomodation Type: Full Board
Budget: $300 - $500 p.p.p.d.

Chongwe River Camp

Located at the confluence of the Chongwe and Zambezi Rivers in the Lower Zambezi region of Zambia, is the elegant and luxurious Chongwe River Camp. It features 9 standard tented suites, as well as two super-luxury tents. The standard tents are built under thatch and are furnished with hand-crafted furniture and local textiles, affording a natural feel. They also have…

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Accomodation Type: Full Board
Budget: More than $500 p.p.p.d.

Chongwe River House

Chongwe River House is situated on the banks of the Chongwe River, near the Lower Zambezi National Park in Zambia. This stunning, award-winning private house is a true testament to outstanding architectural excellence. This quiet, ultra-luxurious getaway features flowing curving walls with open spaces that naturally flow into each other. Natural materials such as branches and pebbles are built into…

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Accomodation Type: Full Board
Budget: More than $500 p.p.p.d.

Tours and Activities in Lower Zambezi National Park

Zambia and Malawi Highlights Tour

On this safari, you will visit the best parks in Malawi and Zambia: Lilongwe National Park, Malawi National Park, South Luangwa National Park for 4 days, Lower Zambezi National Park for 3 days, and Lake Kariba. You will also visit the spectacular Victoria Falls and have the chance to experience the thrill of a helicopter flight over the Falls. On…

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Duration: 17 days / 16 nights
Budget: $150 - $300 p.p.p.d.
Recent Sightings
Where

Lookout for

Elephant
Hippo
Lion
Leopard
Spotted Hyena
African Wild Dog
Jackal
Buffalo
Giraffe
Kudu
Nyala
Wildebeest
Zebra
Impala
Sable Antelope
Roan Antelope
Waterbuck
Eland
Warthog
Baboon
Crocodile

Key Species

MAMMALS
Lion
Elephant
Hippo


BRIDS
Narina Trogon
Trumpeter Hornbill
Carmine Bee-Eater
Lilians Lovebird
Red-winged Pratincole


REPTILES
Nile Crocodile
Nile Monitor
Leopard Tortoise


TREES
Winter Thorn
Ebony
Mopane


HABITAT TYPES
Riverine


Wildlife Ratings

Big 5: 8
Mammals: 9
Birds: 9
Reptiles: 8
Trees: 9
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