Less famous than the Luangwa Valley for walking safaris, Lower Zambezi National Park is also a superb destination to explore on foot. The family owned lodges at Old Mondoro and Chiawa are good choices.
The park is in the south of Zambia along the Zambezi River, which forms the park’s southern boundary, and opposite Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools National Park.
The terrain of Lower Zambezi is varied, ranging from vast floodplains to rugged mountains and escarpments. The park’s centrepiece is the Zambezi River, which is flanked by a mosaic of habitats, including grassy plains, woodlands, and riverine forests.
As well as being known for walking safaris, one of the unique features of Lower Zambezi National Park is the opportunity to view wildlife from the water. The park has stunning landscapes that include escarpments and rugged hills. The park is also home to the Chongwe River, which provides a vital water source for the park’s wildlife and offers visitors the opportunity to see wildlife up close from the comfort of their camp or lodge.