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The Lower Zambezi National Park 


Why Visit Lower Zambezi?

The Lower Zambezi National Park lies on the northern bank of the Zambezi River and has a variety of activities in one nicely concentrated space. The park stretches back through the hills to the north but most of the game is found on the fairly narrow strip of land between the river and the hills. There are a few camps up-stream but only six safari camps inside the park so it never feel overcrowded. Unlike the South Luangwa which has boating safaris seasonally, the river is navigable year-round and the boating and canoeing is a nice contrast with the usual driving and walking safaris that are also available. This stretch of the mighty Zambezi is also one of the best areas to fish for the notorious Tiger Fish, Africa's most exciting freshwater sport fish.


Lower Zambezi Activities

The Lower Zambezi boasts excellent guiding. Here you can take great night drives, walking and boat safaris.

The real attraction is canoeing on the Zambezi. You can take short canoe excursions or embark on canoe trips which last for several days. Canoeing along the Zambezi is a unique opportunity to see such variety and sheer numbers of animals from a different vantage point.

If you’re an angler, you will certainly want to fish in the park. Here you can try your luck at tiger fishing. The razor-toothed tigerfish is pound-for-pound one of the world’s most powerful freshwater species;. If you are coming for the fish, the best months for tiger fishing are from June to August.

Note: all fishing here is on a catch-and-release basis.


Our Favorite Camps



Zambia Luxury Safari Lodge
Lolebezi has been designed to make the most of the one kilometre of private river frontage.

The new eco-friendly Lolebezi is perfectly situated deep in the untouched wilds of the Lower Zambezi National Park. Exuding a modest elegance and simplicity, the lodge is designed to maximize the view along its private riverfront. Spacious, air-conditioned suites feature ensuite bathrooms with indoor/outdoor showers, and private plunge pools, perfect for whiling away the sunny African afternoons. Lodge facilities include a pool, full bar, open air cinema, boma and boutique shop. Enjoy your days on morning and afternoon game viewing activities, which include game drives, walking safaris led by professional ranger guides, bird watching, catch & release fishing, canoeing, boating safaris and sunset cruises. Relax at the spa, gym or enjoy yoga in a magical place.


Chiawa Camp

Zambia Luxury Safari Lodge
Lolebezi has been designed to make the most of the one kilometre of private river frontage.

Chiawa Camp rests in the shade of a grove of mahogany trees on the banks of the Zambezi River in the Lower Zambezi National Park. The well-appointed tents are set on elevated wooden decks providing panoramic views of the Zambezi River. The tents are under thatch and have king size beds, insect screens and ensuite facilities.

The central thatched lounge and bar area with upper and lower viewing decks is the perfect spot to watch the sun set over another day in Africa. Enjoy al-fresco dining on the veranda or relax around the campfire with a Pimm’s in hand, reminiscing about the day's adventures. Activities include day and night game drives in open safari vehicles, guided bush walks, canoe trips, boat cruises on custom built pontoon boats and catch and release angling. The camp has two game viewing hides and a pool with timber sun deck overlooking the Zambezi.


Call 1-800-421-8907 or fill out our questionnaire and submit it to a specialist to plan a trip.


Safari Questionnaire

CST #2071444-20