Lower Zambezi National Park

The pristine wilderness of the Lower Zambezi National Park in Lusaka Province is surrounded by three Game Management Areas. Together they form a total of 1.85 million hectares teeming with wildlife.

The magnificent Zambezi River divides the Lower Zambezi National Park from the Mana Pools World Heritage Site in Zimbabwe, making this part of a vast natural region, with no light or noise pollution. Game viewing is enhanced by breath-taking landscapes and wonderful sunrises and sunsets over the river.

The Lower Zambezi’s diverse vegetation, ranging from woodlands, riverine forest and bushy thickets to grassland and palm groves, attracts a great variety animals and birds. Wildlife is most visible on the floor of the Zambezi Valley, where the river winds through lushly beautiful scenery. Four of the Big 5 – lion, elephant, Cape buffalo and leopard – are found in the park. Elephants are undoubtedly the highlight – great herds of elephant and buffalo can be spotted the many channels and islands in the river. Once extinct in the park, the African wild dog has been sighted in Lower Zambezi since 2015.

Highlights In Lower Zambezi National Park

  • Game viewing is relaxed, with none of the rush to see a reported kill that is sometimes experienced in busier parks in Africa. Radios are used only when necessary and the sounds of the bush predominate in this peaceful sanctuary
  • Take a nature walk deep into the heart of the park – learning from experienced guides and rangers
  • Experience the sights and sounds of the mighty Zambezi River on an exciting canoeing excursion
  • Enjoy a memorable river cruise and delight in the 378 species of birds recorded in the park. Water birds are especially diverse, from flashing kingfishers to stooping herons and spoonbills