Fly from Livingstone through Zambia’s capital, Lusaka, on your way to the Lower Zambezi National Park. Declared a National Park in 1983, Lower Zambezi lies across the river from Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools National Park and was a private game reserve of Zambia’s president. Because of its history the park has never had many visitors and wildlife viewing is excellent. With nearly 1500 sq miles of habitat not counting the much larger game management areas that surround the park, there is plenty of room for wildlife to roam and very few people with whom to share your game viewing.
Wildlife includes lion, buffalo, many antelope species, hippos, crocodiles, and quite a few elephant families as well leopard and wild dog. Choose from day and night game drives, canoeing, game viewing by motor boat, or try your hand at catch and release tiger fishing.