There’s something rather delightful about visiting a game reserve where you aren’t restricted to just one activity. Goodness knows, we love a game drive as much as the next safari-geek, but sometimes it’s nice to do something a little different. The Lower Zambezi fits the bill just perfectly.
This long thin splinter of a game reserves lies on the banks of the Zambezi River, gazing out across the water at sandy islets and pods of hissing hippos. Elephants cross bank to bank using their trunks as snorkels, and when we last visited, we spotted two huge lions from the comfort of a canoe.
Aside from boat safaris, you can also do game drives here- we had fantastic leopard and porcupine sightings on night drives, and some great walking safaris during the day. In all, this is park that you could easily spend five or six days in and still leave aching for more.
Where to stay in the Lower Zambezi?
If you don’t see a lodge you want to know about here, please ask us. There are plenty more we’ve personally inspected and we’re adding them all as soon as we write them up, but we write slowly!