BIRDS AND FISH
Zambezi is a life force supporting great numbers
of pink-eared hippos and huge crocodiles that
resemble floating logs. Many people come here
to fish for fighting tiger fish, large perch,
delicious bream and slippery catfish.
The succulent floodplains
are sometimes over a mile wide and are constantly
grazed by elephants, buffaloes and waterbuck.
Many other animals are to be found along this
river valley and predators such as lions, leopards,
wild dog, hyena and jackal have a good supply
Bird life is wonderful
with inquisitive yellow-billed kites swooping
down to have a look at you and other raptors
and vultures circling high in the thermals.
Carmine bee-eaters flit about in a purple blur
as they emerge from the sandbank pitted with
their nesting holes.
to October - large numbers of animals come to
the river to drink and graze along the lush
banks during these months. The increasing build
up to rain in October creates considerable heat
with temperatures over 86°F (30°C).
Rainy Season: it rains intermittently
from early November to the end of April and
most animals move away from the river towards
the escarpment. It is hot and humid with temperatures
around 82°F (28°C). Most roads within
the park are closed during this period but charter
flights operate to two airstrips in the park.
• Canoeing on the Zambezi
• Walking safaris
• Hippos and crocs
• Canoeing past grazing elephants and
• Remote luxury lodges
• True wilderness experience
The park is 845miles² (2,190km²),
on the southern side of the Zambezi River downstream
from Lake Kariba.
The Zambezi River forms the border between Zimbabwe
Canoe safaris can last from 3 to 9 days with
an option from budget to luxury with basic camping
and cooking around a campfire, to top class
tents with cots and mattress, cook and camp
This is a malarial area.