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Protected Area Lower Zambezi National Park

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Located in 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.

Contact [ correction ]
Address : Zambia
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

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Time Information [ correction ]
Best Time to Visit : Open all year round.Best time is mid season June to September. Fishing is best in September/October.

Rates and Payment [ correction ]
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).

Destination Information [ correction ]
Facilities : Lodging, Airstrip

Facilities [ correction ]
Child Friendly, Landing Strip Nearby

Activities [ correction ]
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).

Travelling Information

Self Drive Access: Yes
Vehicle Type: 4WD

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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