Zambezi National Park
Zambezi National Park is conservation park belonging to Government and is around 56 000 hectares. Border to the north is the Zambezi River allowing visitors to enjoy either a game drive, canoe trip, or sundowner cruises. The drive from Victoria Falls town is around 15 minutes to the gate of the Zambezi National Park. Just to sit from your private deck and take in the beauty of the river is enough on its own. A good book, sunscreen, a hat and definitely binoculars is all you need to take in the sounds and sights of the river in absolute silence
• The Zambezi River is home to 75 species of fish, including bream and tigerfish
• The Zambezi National Park is home to a vast range of wildlife: lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, zebra, giraffe, sable antelope, eland, waterbuck, and smaller wildlife
Whilst Chobe National Park certainly has the wildlife numbers, particularly for the larger herds of elephants, Zambezi National Park offers a more remote / untouched and exclusive experience away from the mass tourist influx which Chobe has become renowned for. Zambezi National Park should not be sold as a pure safari experience, but should rather be sold as a destination that combines opportunities for riverside and wildlife experiences with close proximity to the world famous Victoria Falls and the endless range of activities on offer here. Wildlife sightings are generally luck of the draw and so a day trip into Chobe is advisable if guests are looking to tick off some of the bigger plains game and predator species. Elephant, buffalo, leopard and lion have all been sighted within the Zambezi National Park but the frequency of sightings and the vast numbers are not as often / great as in Chobe.
Zambezi National Park is incredibly beautiful and peaceful but often overlooked because the sightings are a case of “hit and / or miss” and are no-where near as frequent as in Chobe. This park is a gem and is all about the beauty of the plains game and birds.. so not on a big mission to track down big game but rather a pleasant and peaceful game drive just appreciating the small things of nature