Located in beautiful Zambia, the Lower Zambezi National Park is home to the Lower Zambezi River which is Africa’s fourth-largest river system. As the park is near a famous pool reserve in Zimbabwe, the entire area surrounding the river has been claimed as a wildlife sanctuary. This excursion offers fishing along the river and canoeing down remote channels between islands where you have a very good chance of getting close to the game! This means that amazing creatures, from elephants to chimpanzees, can be seen wandering at the edge of the tranquil river.
The surrounding forest and woodland are as beautiful as they are biologically impressive. The park was not declared a national park until as recently as 1983. Prior to this, the park was considered the private game area for the president of Zambia. Because of this, a large variety of animals and species have been left untouched in the area.
The area has succeeded as a form of wildlife preserve purely by keeping out hoards of hunters for years and is therefore considered one of the most pristine areas in Africa. Visitors will not regret stepping back in time to an Africa of old, largely untouched and naturally impressive as a World Heritage Site. As there are no paved roads surrounding the park, and due to the park’s remote location, it is said that it is highly unlikely visitors will run into another tourist while walking through the park.
Enjoy the sense of remote connectivity and visit the Lower Zambezi River yourself!