Zambian Canoeing Safaris
Zambian Canoeing Safaris are an
exciting alternative of game viewing. The Zambezi River is Zambia's best Canoeing safari destination.
Zambezi River Canoeing
The area alongside the Zambezi River is home to many birds and animal species. You are guaranteed of an exciting
experience as you canoe down the river.
The area has water birds, fish-eaters, woodland species and migrants within its different habitats. Birding lovers will
enjoy the unspoilt scenery the river offers.
The Zambezi River around the lower Zambezi National Park on the Zambian side and Mana Pools across the river in Zimbabwe
is rich in animal and birdlife.
The area is abundant in Hippos. Sightings of animals like buffalo, zebra, impala, elephant, puku and kudu on
the riverbank are not rare.
Canoeing Safaris In Lower Zambezi
Most game is concentrated along the valley floor near the Zambezi River. Lower Zambezi National Park (LZNP) is home to a
large population of the big game like buffalos, elephants and hippos. Birdlife is plentiful and the Park makes a good
setting for a canoeing safari.
Many Lodges and camps along the Zambezi in lower Zambezi offer canoeing safari trips.
Best Time To Be There
Most of the lodges are open from May to December, but a few are open all year round. September and October are the best
months for game viewing. Around this time, it’s not unusual to see a large herd of elephants near the river from the
comfort of your canoe.
The following are some lodges and camps in or on the peripherals of The Lower Zambezi National Park;
- Baines’ River Camp,
- Chiawa Camp,
- Chongwe River Camp,
- Sausage Tree Camp.
- Kiambi Safari Lodge
- Kanyemba Lodge
- Tamarindtree Zambezi River Lodge
- Royal Zambezi Lodge
Kiambi Safari Lodge
Opened in 1999, Kiambi Safari Lodge is located on the confluence of the Zambezi and Kafue Rivers. It is strategicaly
located and you can indulge yourself in a lot of canoeing safaris. The Lodge has eight air conditioned chalets and
Zambian Canoeing Safaris To Zambia Game Parks
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