Travel Blogs from Lower Zambezi National Park
... fishing, night drives, walking safari, or just relaxing at camp! We took advantage of all of them, and including a private river island lunch, had a great time on the Zambezi. At night we sat around the fire "just shooting it" with the managers and staff. Without any ambient light you could clearly see the Milky Way stretching across the horizon -- something ...
... activities on this trip were not animal-related; Nevin went up on an ultralight airplane for a birthday ride, and Jacob went bungee-jumping. Jacob also got to walk with and interact with lions and cheetahs, and all of these adrenaline-pumping activities will have to wait for another post. However, we did get to see zebras and giraffes while hanging by the pool at the spectacular Zambezi Sun Hotel. That's all for now, till next ...
... The river is very picturesque with pods of hippo sunbathing and crocs lying on the sand banks.
We saw one large herd of Buffalo and a number of Impala. The park is very dry and overgrazed. Too many hippo and elephant.
There were very few other vehicles around and one group of tourist walking with Game Scouts.
... and enjoyed our last sundowner. We then headed out for an evening game drive and saw a civet cat, 2 honey badgers (which thrilled the boys as they are the bravest animals) and another mock charge by a bull elephant. This morning we packed up and took the boat down river to the airstrip. When we took off I actually cried as we flew over the land and water for the last time calling out elephant, buffalo, hippo etc. we have loved our time here and can't wait to come ...
... or two! Thus, we would unfortunately skip the NP to much of our dissapointment, regarded by most as the one of the best NP’s in southern Africa.
Regardless we were off to Bridge Camp, where we stayed at a quaint little campsite overlooking the Luanga River and where you could (if you dared) swim to Mozambique through a torrent of muddy, fallen trees and croc infested 100m wide river. Also on our itinerary was a canoe ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility