Many safari destinations justify two to three nights, but in Zambia’s Lower Zambezi National Park you can easily spend a week without feeling bored, as there are so many different things to do.
Most of the camps, including the fabulous Chiawa Camp, are situated along the riverside, and animals such as elephant will wander through on their way to the water to drink and bathe. Three more of the Big Five - leopard, lion, and buffalo - can also be sighted within the park, so whether you’re out on a day or night drive or a bush walk, there’s plenty of wildlife to see.
The presence of the river significantly widens the activities on offer. From Old Mondoro you can canoe downstream in a two- or three-person canoe, accompanied by an experienced guide. The stable pontoon boats have near silent, environmentally friendly motors so you can get close to the hippo and crocodile, and they are also an excellent platform to use for catch and release fishing. The tiger fish are absolutely huge: the camp record is 21 lbs!