The Zambezi River and it’s Escarpment provides an unparalleled Zambian wildlife experience. Game viewing can be done by car or by boat, and the area is a paradise for fishing and bird enthusiasts alike.
Game watching can be experienced within the Chiawa Game Management Area where the lodge is located, and in the Lower Zambezi National Park which is only 10 km away. Full day and half day game drives, as well as night drives can be arranged at an additional fee. Zambia is one of the few African countries that allows night drives in its parks. Visitors are likely to see elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard and a wide variety of antelope. The best time to visit for game viewing is April to December. Additional fees apply for entry into the Lower Zambezi National Park.
An increasing number of birders and ecotourists are discovering this wonderful country. Zambia is safe, the people are very friendly and it is accessible. The infrastructure is also very reasonable.
The country supports huge areas of wilderness, and it holds 750 species that have been recorded to date. From varieties of hornbill, ibis, sunbird, buzzard, eagle, falcon, king fisher, bee-eater, and owl to name but a few, you will be spoilt for choice.
Trips can be organised to the Escarpment, Chongwe Falls, or to nearby villages for cultural visits.
The Lower Zambezi is a fisherman’s paradise and abounds with some of the best river game fish to be found, such as tiger fish, three varieties of bream, catfish and barble. Visitors must bring their own fishing equipment. Fishing trips commence at Gwabi or the Lower Zambezi Lodge itself. Note: *The lodge has a catch and release policy.*
Boat hire can be arranged through us for a sunrise/sunset boat cruise or fishing trip. Expect to see crocodile and hippo, as well as elephant, buffalo and other animals that come to the river to drink. Price is $30 p/person for a 2 hour trip (minimum 2 guests). Boat capacity is 8 -10 people.