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Zambia Safari Pictures

Lioness close-up, side view
Lioness close-up, side view, Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia
baby baboon riding on mother's back
Baboon youngster riding on its mother's back, Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia
Hippo preparing to submerge
Hippo heads for deeper section of river, Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia
Little bee-eater on branch
Little Bee-eater perched on tree branch, Lower Zambezi
National Park, Zambia
Zebra trio in late afternoon light
Zebra trio with escarpment in distance, Lower Zambezi
National Park, Zambia
buffalo bull with egrets and redbilled oxpeckers
Buffalo bull with egrets in the grass, Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia
baboon suckling its baby
Baboon mother suckling her baby, Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia
White-fronted bee-eaters against riverbank
Pair of white-fronted bee-eaters perched on twig, Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia
Black-headed heron in tree
Black-headed heron atop tree, Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia
Pied kingfisher in flight above river
Pied kingfisher flying low over river, Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia
Young lioness prepares to swim river
Young lioness prepares to swim across river, Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia
Waterbuck bull in green vegetation
Waterbuck male framed by greenery, Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia
Hippo popping its head above surface of river
Hippo pops up to check what's happening, Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia
Side-striped jackal in late afternoon light
Side-striped jackal in late afternoon light, Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia

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About Lower Zambezi National Park

The Lower Zambezi National Park is situated on the banks of the majestic Zambezi River in Zambia. The park, covering an area of 4,090 sq km, enjoys about 120km of spectacular river frontage on its southern boundary with hazy blue mountains rising up towards the north. The scenery, wildlife, and abundance of water combine to make this an excellent location to capture memorable Zambia safari pictures.

On the opposite side of the Zambezi River is Zimbabwe's Mana Pools National Park, a World Heritage Site. Fortunately animals don't have to hassle with passports and border posts, so they cross freely between the two parks. As a result wildlife is prolific and varied, allowing Lower Zambezi to offer visitors an exceptional safari and photographic experience.

Instead of being limited to twice-daily game drives as happens in most game parks, visitors to Lower Zambezi are spoilt for options and can choose to:
* Canoe the river with an experienced river guide
* Take a slow bird photography cruise
* Go tiger fishing from a comfortable powerboat
* Try your hand at fly fishing from the banks
* Take a game drive
* Go on a guided walk

There is no camping in Lower Zambezi and accommodation is provided by several upmarket safari lodges, all of which offer a full range of activities.

In addition to the birdlife along the river and its many channels, you're likely to see a wide variety of the resident wildife, including elephant, hippo, buffalo, zebra, impala, kudu, waterbuck, side-striped jackal, and baboons.

It's never guaranteed that you'll see the big cats and other predators in any game park, but chances are good that you're likely to come across lions, hyenas, and possibly leopards and wild dogs while on safari in Lower Zambezi.

Lower Zambezi is beautiful, wild, and relatively accessible, offering superb photo opportunities for anyone wanting to capture Zambia wildlife and safari pictures.

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