Best Places To Stay On Safari In The Lower Zambezi
Over millennia, mineral rich volcanic soils deposited by the Zambezi have developed into luscious vegetation that surrounds the meandering confluence of the Zambezi River. Wildlife is drawn from all sides making the Lower Zambezi completely enchanting. Add into the mixture some beautiful sunsets and fantastic landscapes and you are truly in safari heaven. It makes other African parks look downright tame! The park is located in the Southern part of Zambia and on the border to Zimbabwe. It is set between a vast escarpment and the Zambezi River with Mana Pools National Park located on the other side.
The best time of year to visit is during the dry season as this is when vegetation is at its lowest and game tends to congregate on the banks of the river. The mixture of fantastic scenery and abundant wildlife provides photographic opportunities that cannot be missed. Although the landscape is breath-taking, what truly makes the Lower Zambezi stand-out is that is so much to do there. Whilst many safari destinations are restricted on what activities they can offer. In the Lower Zambezi, you can enjoy a sunset boat ride, canoeing, walking safaris, night drives and much more, including tiger fishing as well as dawn and dusk game drives. The range of activities is unprecedented and that is why we couldn't recommend it more.
The accommodation offered in the Lower Zambezi is generally unfenced. Often animals roam through camp, giving you the truly wild, authentic and immersed experience. The options available range from rustic to all out luxury which gives those who are looking for a more budget-friendly camp an option to consider. Do bear in mind that a number of the camps, especially those that are cheaper, do fall outside the boundaries of the Chiawa Game Reserve, but their activities still venture into the park. The best camps and best game are unquestionably in the park, so when choosing where to stay, you should definitely take into consideration what style suits you. Below we have listed some of our favourites: