Lower Zambezi National Park
Lower Zambezi National Park is the first carbon-neutral National Park in the World and its landscape is breathe taking with its tall leadwoods, ebonies, acacias and fig trees. The main attraction is the large herds of big game, which congregate near the river during the dry season. (Mana Pools National Park on the Zimbabwean bank is on the other side of the river).
Favourite camps inside the park are Chiawa, Potato Bush, Sausage Tree, Old Mondoro, Anabezi Lodge and Amanzi and just outside are Chongwe, Tsika Island, Baines and Royal Zambezi Lodge, There are also a few self-catering options outside the park like Muchichili House for self-drive, which are great for small groups or families (www.zambiaselfcatering.com).
Guides are well trained with high standards by the Lower Zambezi Conservation Trust.
Lower Zambezi offers a wide range of activities twice a day and a good option if time is short. Day/night Game drives, walking safaris with qualified guides, boat trips on the Zambezi River and the brave might prefer to canoe, while anglers won't want to miss the opportunity to catch the mighty Tiger fish (all fishing here is on a strictly catch-and-release basis).
The major predators in the Lower Zambezi are lion, leopard, cheetah has recently been spotted, wild dog and spotted hyena. Birdlife is abundant with over 378 species recorded. The area is rich in wading birds (both resident and migrant). Uncommon residents include ospreys, spoonbills and African skimmers.