Lower Zambezi National Park

Lower Zambezi National Park

Overview

As an untapped frontier of wilderness Lower Zambezi National Park is Zambia's best-kept secret. Pristine and remote the park straddles an area of 4092 square kilometers along the north-eastern bank of the Zambezi River. Situated on the fertile floodplains of the river the park protects an area of unique biodiversity and boasts of some incredibly diverse habitats that range from ebonies, huge acacias, figs, mopane forests with the steep escarpment as the backdrop on the northern side, covered with thick miombo woodland.

On the opposite side of the Zambezi is the magnificent Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe, a world heritage site famed for fantastic game viewing and together they make the area on either side of the river into the finest of wildlife sanctuaries. The lush vegetation and several smaller rivers flowing through the park beside the mighty the Zambezi attract a host of wildlife and provide for some incredible wildlife viewing opportunities especially on the floodplains and along the river itself. Some of the major predators that abound in the Lower Zambezi region are lion, leopard and spotted hyena, leopards, with sporadic sightings of wild dogs. Large herds of elephants and buffalos are also seen besides good numbers of impala, but there are also good populations of kudu, eland, zebra, wildebeest, waterbuck, bushbuck and the odd duiker or grysbok. Nocturnal animals like porcupine, civet, genet, and honey badger are also seen on a night out. You can also see the river-dwelling crocodiles and hippos, besides the large water monitor lizard. The park also is endowed with nearly 378 species of avifauna including many species of eagle, heron, stork, and bee-eater. The park is known for its games drives as well as guided walks. Boating trip is also available on the Zambezi and you can try canoeing and fishing in the waters of Zambezi

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