This Park is still relatively undeveloped, its beauty lying in its wilderness state. The diversity of animals is not as wide as the other big parks, but the opportunities to get close to game wandering in and out of the Zambezi channels are spectacular. The Park lies opposite the famous Mana Pools Reserve in Zimbabwe, so the whole area on both sides of the Zambezi River is a massive wildlife sanctuary.
The River’s edge is overhung with a thick riverine fringe, including ebony and fig trees. Further inland is a floodplain fringed with mopane forest and interspersed with winterthorn trees and huge acacias. The hills which form the backdrop to the Park are covered in broadleaf woodland.
Some of the Things to Do:
Canoe Safari – This is a Must do activity, you may do a short Canoeing in a day and Float down the river at your leisure and they’ll pick you up in a speedboat at the end of the day to bring back. You can also join for long trips from 2 – 5-day trips, overnighting at very comfortable bush camps on the banks of the river. These are highly recommended. The river has a strong enough current to take you easily down the river with little effort. The river guides will take you down remote channels between the islands where your opportunities to get close to game are very high. Hippos are always in sight, elephant, zebra, puku, impala, buffalo, kudu and baboons can be seen browsing on the banks from the laid-back comfort of your canoe.
Fishing (Angling) – Lower Zambezi is also the best place for people who loves fishing, you will be offered fishing rods and simple tackle provided. Healthy Tiger fish and bream catches are common as well as vundu, a member of the catfish family, weighing up to 50 kilograms. Strangely, cheap strong-smelling soap is an excellent bait. This is a sport as you catch and release its absolutely angling.
Boat Cruise – Enjoy amazing Boat cruise on the Zambezi River with a chance of spotting wildlife at the bank of the River.
Game Cruise -This is Game Viewing activity on the water, it takes the whole day as you starting in the morning and end in the afternoon. You will have picnic Lunch and also refreshments with you.
Game Drives -It can be a Morning game Drive or Night Game or a Full Day Game – Where you will be given picnic Lunch and refreshments and you will spend the whole day looking out for wildlife.
Bush Walks –Enjoy a Nature walking safari in the lower Zambezi National Park and learn about trees, Insects and animal prints. You concentrate more on small things that you can really pay attention in a 4x4 Safari Vehicle.
Village Tour –Have an opportunity to learn about local people’s way of living with a village walk and tour. You will be learning about their culture and tradition.