The Lower Zambezi eco system is one of Africa’s most diverse and scenic, with a variety of habitats in a small area, due to the proximity of the river and the escarpment. Many soil types and varying water tables make for an incredible diversity of vegetation, and the most interesting of Zambia safari activities. However, this eco-system is extremely fragile and impacted to some extent by the Kariba Dam which is located some 150km’s upstream. This has led to the designation of World Heritage status upon the neighbouring Mana Pools National Park, and is something we are lobbying for with Zambian authorities, to seek the same from UNESCO.
Most of safari activities take place on the Zambezi and its floodplains, however, drives and walks will often venture onto higher ground, combining all the habitats these have to offer such as grassland, woodland, forest, thicket, floodplain and riverine.