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Another national park situated on the Kafue river floodplain, this wetland and savannah dominated national park has fewer mammals but is a bird paradise.

There are a large amount of Kafue lechwe (about 30 000) living here and some wildebeest and zebra herds but the only big game you will find is restricted to hippo, buffalo, leopard and spotted hyena but if you are a birder the over 420 species of bird will more than make up for that.

Lower Zambesi

Set between a vast escarpment and mighty Zambezi river, the Lower Zambezi is without doubt one of Africa’s most beautiful parks. A wider range of activities is also available here than anywhere else on the continent – day and night game drives, boating safaris, canoe trips, fantastic walking safaris, and some of the worlds best tiger fishing! It’s a nutshell, this is an outrageously good safari park, we simply love it.

One of Zambia' s newest parks and it is still reasonably undeveloped but the beauty of this park lies in the ability to get close to animals on both sides of the river like elephant, buffalo, hippo and crocodile using canoe or motor boats which they seem to ignore until you are virtually right on top of them.

And being predominantly a water park there are an amazing amount of bird species here like the fish eagle, kingfishers, parrots, hornbills and lovebirds and for the anglers there are tiger fish, bream and vundu (a sort of catfish that can weigh op to 50kg) inhibiting these waters just waiting to be pulled out on a Zambia safari.

These are Zambia Safari companies that you can use to organize a safari trip for you to the national parks and game reserves in that country. As with any Zambian safari, a Lower Zambezi safari is very seasonal. Generally shut between November and April, the best game viewing experience occurs during the dry season. The ' emerald season' between April and June still have the migrant birdlife making it perfect for birding enthusiasts. The rest of the year has great chances for hippos, crocodiles, elephant herds, wild dogs, lions, buffalo and plenty of other big game.

Tiger fishing is excellent in the Lower Zambezi. Other activities include boat rides & for the adrenaline junkies you can go kayaking or canoeing. There is so much to do here! Pick up tips, advice and recommendations from written and photographed by previous travelers themselves.

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