Zambia :: Barotseland
Category: Protected Areas :: Protected Area
Sioma Ngwezi National Park is the third largest national park in Zambia and is also part of the Kavango-Zambezi (KAZA) Transfrontier Conservation Area. Heavily poached during the South African Bush War, the vegetation has remained largely intact but game numbers are low despite the KAZA implementation.
Elephants are sometimes seen using an old migration route to enter this unfenced park from its southern border with Namibia’s Zambezi province. The park is undeveloped and seldom visited by tourists. It’s a true wilderness with very few roads and no infrastructure, and roads may become inaccessible during the rainy season (November to April). With prior permission the rangers may allow you to bush camp here - but this isn’t guaranteed.
|Address :||Barotseland, Zambia|
|Cellphone Reception :||Nothing|
|Best Time to Visit :||During the dry season, from May to early November.|
|Gate Opening and Closing Times :||06h00-18h00|
|Updated for :||2015|
|Comments :||Entry fee: Citizens: ZMW11.20pp/day; Residents: ZMW12.60pp/day; Internationals: USD5pp/day. (Jul-15)|
|Fee/s :||Entry fee: Citizens: ZMW11.20pp/day; Residents: ZMW12.60pp/day; Internationals: USD5pp/day. (Jul-15)|
|Facilities :||Lodging, Camping, Liquor, Restaurant|
|Game Viewing, Game Drives, Night Drives, 4WD Trails, Hiking Trails, Guided Walks, Fishing, Bird Watching|
|Game to View :||Elephant. Roan. Sable. Wild dog. Cheetah. Puku. Impala. Roan. Sable. Zebra. Kudu.|
|Notes on Activities :||(Some activities may be offered nearby).|
|Closest Town :||Sesheke|
There is no accommodation in this park. It may be possible to bush camp here with prior permission from the park. (2019).
No fuel or supplies are available in the reserve, and the nearest petrol station is in Sesheke. Stock up on fuel and provisions there or across the Namibian border in Katima Mulilo, which is cheaper and offers more variety. (2019).
The park do not have well developed roads or infrastructures. There are hardly any roads within the park. For safaris some few operators conduct the guided safaris in to the park> However self drive option is available for those with 4WD vehicles but still the inadequate roads are challenging and a tour guide may also be needed. (Jul-15).
A traveller report that in 2014 the tracks were very overgrown. There was no infrastructure at all, and no game. One can have a brilliant trip bush camping wherever. The villagers you come across are very friendly and a drive along the river border with Angola is like time travelling 200 years. There was a park office, but the guards had no resource and no way to take park fees. (2014).
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