Lower Zambezi National Park safaris, tours & holiday packages

Prolific elephant and buffalo herds on the Zambezi River

The braided channels and islands of southern Africa's foremost waterway form a wildlife-rich paradise with the towering Zambezi escarpment as an arresting backdrop

Home to four of the Big Five (rhino is locally extinct), no park in Africa affords visitors the same stunning choice of game-viewing activities as the Lower Zambezi. This scenic reserve is all about variety. Guests can choose activities ranging from traditional game drives, night drives and bush walks to canoe safaris, boat cruises, catch-and-release tiger fishing excursions or combinations thereof. 

With seven luxury lodge concessions such as Sausage Tree, Potato Bush and Old Mondoro, the Lower Zam gives travellers the chance to enjoy top quality African safari experiences in the company of the park's prolific birdlife and superb wildlife sightings.

Popular Lower Zambezi National Park safaris

These popular itineraries can be customised to match your budget and travel dates

Victoria Falls and Chobe Encounter (5 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Victoria Falls and Chobe Encounter (5 days)

Encounter the smoke that thunders and explore the land of giants in the Chobe National Park

$ 2,490

£ 1,973

R 41,766


per person

5 days

Best of Zambia Wilderness Safari (10 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Best of Zambia Wilderness Safari (10 days)

With some of the wildest and most remote game areas on the continent, and a remarkably low population in a massive country, Zambia has an aura of mystery waiting to be uncovered.

$ 7,235

£ 5,732

R 121,355


per person

10 days

Boat at sunset

Luxury Zambian Odyssey (7 days)

One week safari to three Zambian national parks, including the flagship South Luangwa, and end in style with a visit to the remarkable Victoria Falls

$ 6,180

£ 4,896

R 103,660


per person

7 days

Luxurious South Africa and Zambia Honeymoon Safari (10 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

South Africa and Zambia honeymoon

Explore the romantic Atlantic Ocean with it's multi-cultural heritage and a Big Five safari in the Sabi Sands, finally ending off at Victoria Falls from the Zambian side

$ 4,371

£ 3,463

R 73,320


per person

10 days

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Stephen Michael Cunliffe says

Nowhere on the African continent have I found a place that can match the Lower Zambezi for sheer depth and variety of game-viewing activities and experiences. Here you can canoe or walk in the morning, boat cruise – with a spot of tigerfishing – in the afternoon before returning to your lodge in a night-drive vehicle.

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Although leopard and lion sightings are common in the Lower Zambezi, nothing rivals the huge herds of elephants and buffaloes that congregate on the life-giving river and its nearby lagoons during the dry season.

It is not uncommon for visitors floating down the hippo- and crocodile-infested river in a boat or canoe to see herds of elephants swimming the 1.5-kilometre-wide river with their trunks held aloft as snorkels. Behind them, the steep Zambezi escarpment climbs skywards and provides a mesmerising backdrop to the quintessential African safari scene. 

What makes this wildlife-rich region even more special is that both sides of the river are protected as national parks. Across the water is Zimbabwe's world-renowned Mana Pools National Park. The result is a thriving transfrontier conservation area of epic proportions with healthy animal populations and scenic natural beauty extending as far as the eye can see in every direction.

Lower Zambezi National Park Map

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Frequently Asked Questions about Lower Zambezi National Park

What kinds of animals will I see on safari?

Whether you are in the Southern or East Africa you will generally be able to see the big five. The difference really comes in when considering antelope as they are based on your chosen location. go there.

What vaccinations should I get?

This is all dependant on the countries that you will be visitng and due to the status of certain vaccinations changing at times, please consult our experts before getting vaccines. go there.

Is it okay to drink the water?

In some parts of Southern Africa it is safe to drink the tap water, however it is highly recommended to stick to bottled water (mostly supplied) during your trip as even drinkable African water is completely different in taste and… go there.

What are some of the more remote areas to see game in Africa?

Although some of the game parks have become quite overrun with tourists during certain times of year, there are still many very remote and untouched areas to view game in Africa two examples of this are in Northern Mozambique and Uganda. go there.

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Reviews on our Lower Zambezi National Park safaris

All details were covered, all staff and food excellent, service was perfect - would highly recommend for sure.


from United States of America

Excellent combination of calling to chat about plans and details, followed up with emailing of detailed information. Made all arrangements easy for us from the actual booking to payment procedures, exchange rate recommendations, visa advice,…


from South Africa

Two male lions tried to take on an older female lion. The alpha male recently died and they were trying to take over his pride. The female lion was having none of it and while the males tried to tag team her; she swatted her massive paw at…

Kay Oczkowski

from United States of America

Waking up at 5:00 am to a bumpy ride all the way to a hidden hyena den, was something I’ll never forget. But the absolute best part was when the 1 month old cub peeked his head out to say hello. It was heartbreakingly cute.

Alana Krutoyarsky

from United States of America

I wish to say thanks to Megan for all your assistance in ensuring that me and my wife enjoy a wonderful holiday, a nice stay at the hotel with just minor issues, and the Hluhluwe Imfolozi park tour. We just wish to pass our gratitude for all…

Mokatse Itumeleng

from South Africa

It was great to work with Discover Africa and thanks so much for your help.

Lisa and Niall Shapiro

from Australia

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