Lower Zambezi is relatively undeveloped, but its beauty lies in its wilderness state. While the diversity of animals is not as prolific as the other big parks, there are opportunities to get close to game wandering in and out of the Zambezi channels.
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 winter thorn trees and huge acacias.
Lying opposite the famous Mana Pools Reserve in Zimbabwe, the whole area on both sides of the Zambezi River is a massive wildlife sanctuary.
The hills forming the backdrop to the Park are covered in broadleaf woodland. Even though the Park covers an area of 4092 square kilometres, most of the game is concentrated along the valley floor. There is an escarpment along the northern end which acts as a physical barrier to most of the Park’s animal species. Enormous herds of elephant are often seen at the river’s edge. Island hopping buffalo and waterbuck are common, and you will discover this area hosts good populations of lion and leopard, and listen too for the ubiquitous cry of the fish eagle.