Destination Focus: The Lower Zambezi

Considered the most magical river in Africa, the Zambezi River flows through six different countries before it reaches the sea. Two of these, Zambia and Zimbabwe, are home to an enigmatic region known as the Lower Zambezi.

Zimbabwe Camp Tusk & Mane

For some, this landscape may be familiar; on the Zambian side lies the Lower Zambezi National Park and on the opposite side, Mana Pools National Park is one of Zimbabwe’s natural highlights.

Elephants Zambezi River

The area takes you that notch closer to nature. This is where you head out on safari on foot, by boat or canoe, allowing you to connect with the landscape and wildlife in an intimate way. Here safaris still feel like ‘back in the day’, with a sense of romance and wilderness that is becoming harder to find.

Chiawa Safaris

Action centres around the river; as all wildlife is drawn to the water, life plays out on the crucial strip of land between the Zambezi and the escarpments on either side. It’s also one of the world’s best locations for wild dog sightings, a rare creature to spot wherever you head to on safari. 

Lower Zambezi Wildlife

In terms of aesthetics, imagine dense colour palettes of purples, blues, yellows, browns and greens and a vastness filled with natural splendour and wildlife in abundance. This is a place for those who appreciate unfiltered beauty; those who have already been on safari and now want to venture deeper. With this in mind, we hope you enjoy our inspiration gallery below.

Zimbabwe Lower Zambezi
Chiawa Camp Luxury Tented Camp
South Luangwa Lower Zambezi
Leopard Safari Lower Zambezi
Chiawa Camp AMADI Journeys
Elephant Reaching Lower Zambezi
Chiawa Camp Luxury Tented Camp
Tembo Plains Camp Zimbabwe
Old Mondoro Camp Zambia
Lower Zambezi Safari Tusk & Mane
Old Mondoro Camp Zambia

Photo credits: Thank you to Chiawa Safaris,  Great Plains Conservation, Time + Tide and Tusk & Mane Safaris.

If this has inspired you to learn more about travelling to Zambia and Zimbabwe, then please get in touch at [email protected], we’d be delighted to hear from you.