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Zambia :: Lower Zambezi
Category: Protected Areas :: Protected Area
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Lower Zambezi National Park one of the newest park was only declared as such in 1983 and lies opposite the Mana Pools National Park and on the north bank of the Zambezi river, canoeing is a popular activity. Chiawa camp within the park is a world-renowned accommodation offering which has won many awards. The park is rich in wildlife and birdlife with abundant water, food and shelter. The camps are run on solar power, pumps and water is from the river. Communication is by a radio. The Lower Zambezi National Park is still underdeveloped and do not have good road networks for self drivers, in many cases the visitors arrive by private air charter and are transferred to the nearby accommodation option. The park do not have own tourist office, visitors can contact the Chiawa Camp for more information about the park.
|Postal :||P.O. Box 30972, Lusaka, Zambia|
|Contact :||Chiawa Camp (Lower Zambezi National Park)|
|Tel :||+260(0)21 126 1588|
|Cell :||+260(0)97 776 7433|
|Fax :||+260(0)21 126 2683|
|Email :||Click Here|
|Website :||Click Here|
|Cellphone Reception :||Nothing|
|Best Time to Visit :||The best time is mid season from June to September. Fishing is at its best in September / October.|
|Rates Quoted :||Per Person|
|Updated for :||2019|
|Comments :||(Rate Info Updated Apr-2019).|
|Payment Methods Accepted :||Cash|
|Fee/s :||Park Entry Fees 2019: Citizens (KR): ZMW41.70pp/day; Residents/SADC Nationals (KR): USD20pp/day; International (KR): USD25pp/day; Self Drives (Residents/Non-Residents) (KR):USD30pp/day. (Feb-2019).|
|Facilities :||Lodging, Airstrip|
|Child Friendly, Landing Strip Nearby|
|Game Viewing, Game Drives, Night Drives, 4WD Trails, Guided Walks, Fishing, Swimming, Canoeing, Boat Trips, Bird Watching, Photography|
|Game to View:||Antelope. Impala. Leopard. Wild Dog. Buffalo. Kudu. Gemsbok. Zebra. Wildebeest. Waterbuck. Bushbuck. Lion. Elephant. Buffalo.|
|Notes on Activities:||(Some activities may be offered nearby).|
The park is accessible by fly-in and self drive with a 4WD vehicle only as it can become inaccessible in wet weather. For fly-ins private charter planes will land at one of the four airfield within the park: the Royal airfield, Jeki airfield, Kulefu airfield and Kayila airfield. Prior arrangements should however be made. (Feb-2019).
There are flights between Lower Zambezi and South Luangwa. You could book a return flight to South Luangwa from Lower Zambezi, leaving your vehicle safely at Mvuu Lodge. This will mean organising your accommodation in South Luangwa and asking them to pick you up at Mfuwe airport. (2019).
Various accommodation options in the park includes a bush camp, river camp, lodge, tented camp and island camp. Most lodges in Lower Zambezi National Park only operate seasonally. As a general rule lodges are open from mid March until mid November. Only Kasaka River Lodge is open year round. (Feb-2019).
Note that there are no self-drive campsites in the park. (2018).
This is a beautiful park, but the game is limited. (2019).
Lower Zambezi is good park to visit, but there are more and more operators there, although the park itself still has a wilderness feel. (2019).
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