The Lower Zambezi Valley remains a huge and untamed wilderness, sparingly inhabited by local tribesman, rich in big game and bird life.
This wild region includes the moderately un-explored Lower Zambezi National Park and another World Heritage Site at Mana Pools. It's an adventurer's playground and offers some of Southern Africa's finest walking and canoe safaris.
After thundering over the Victoria Falls, the mighty Zambezi River flows into Lake Kariba and then continues its journey east through the Lower Zambezi Valley. Flanked on each side by National Parks this remote section of the river is dotted with reed islands
and abounds with Hippo, Buffalo, Elephant and over 350 bird species.
The area lends itself to game viewing trips by boat or canoe, the least obtrusive way to get close to the wildlife that inhabit the banks and islands. It's a bird watchers dream
, drifting along the river's edge watching the large colonies of Carmine Bee-eaters making their homes in the high banks. The haunting cry of the Fish Eagle floats through the air as you lie back and watch it all go by.
Beyond Kariba Gorge, the Zambezi River flows through a wide and game-rich floodplain hemmed in by towering escarpments in both Zimbabwe and Zambia. The shoreline in Zimbabwe has protected safari areas and Mana Pools National Park, a World Heritage Site renowned for its population of Elephant
, Buffalo, Lions, Leopard, large antelope species and smaller mammals.
The Lower Zambezi valley, the real destination for serious safari enthusiasts!
The prime pursuits are canoe safaris
and traditional walking safaris using lodges and tented camps as base.
For fishing enthusiasts, good Tiger Fish and Bream make for a great challenge in a spectacular setting. Game drives, night drives and walking safaris in the Lower Zambezi National Park are led by armed and knowledgeable guides
who'll show you a different perspective of this rich river valley sanctuary.