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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.|
|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, Camping, Airfield|
|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).|
Various accommodation option 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).
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).
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