The Lower Zambezi National Park is the country’s youngest park. It covers almost 5000 km2 in area and it remains undeveloped compared to Zambia’s older and larger parks. The diversity of animals is less extensive, compared to some of Zambia’s other parks. But, game viewing is terrific in this park because there is a great chance that visitors can get really close to the animals! The Park is situated adjacent to Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools Reserve, and the areas on both sides of the river hold an enormous number of wildlife species.
The many varieties of game include: lion, leopard, elephant, hippo, buffalo, kudu, zebra, waterbuck, impala, roan, eland, warthog, crocodile, samango monkey, hyena, pocupine, civet, genet and honeybadger. The bird species include fish eagle, red winged pratincole, crested guinea fowl, black eagle, hornbill, Meyers parrot, Lilian’s lovebird, quelea, carmine bee-eaters and narina trogon.