The Lower Zambezi wildlife is astounding in its variety, let’s take a closer look at what one can expect to find on a visit here.

Healthy populations of large game such as elephant and African buffalo can be found along the Lower Zambezi. These great animals move across the interior and the river, which is dotted with islets, between the banks of Zambia and Zimbabwe. One of the most spectacular sights to experience is flying over the Lower Zambezi National Park and Zimbabwe’s Mana pools on your way to one of the area’s landing strips. Large troops of elephant can be seen grazing and moving across the river. Lower Zambezi wildlife also boasts an abundance of water lounging hippos, crocodiles, other reptiles and over 380 species of birds.

The main predators of the Lower Zambezi region are lion, leopard and spotted hyena. Both in the Lower Zambezi National Park and beyond its boundaries you can be treated by sightings of these beautiful creatures, with the terrain and sufficiency of prey meeting their basic needs. Wild dogs can also be spotted, however can be more elusive sadly due to their dwindling numbers over the past 30 years.The African wild dog is listed as one of the most threatened carnivores in the world. The wild dogs den both within the National Park and outside its borders.

Large herds of spritely impala can be found spread out across the region, and there are also healthy populations of bushbuck, kudu, eland, zebra, wildebeest, waterbuck and more sporadically, duiker. In addition, the area is home to smaller animals such as vervet monkeys, warthog, tortoise, porcupine, monitor lizard and many more. You wont be dissapointed!

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