EMERALD SEASON LOWER ZAMBEZI

PHOTO SAFARI

EMERALD SEASON LOWER ZAMBEZI

PHOTO SAFARI WITH EDWARD SELFE

The Zambezi is one of Africa’s great rivers. It runs 2,500kms from north-west Zambia, down through Zambia’s western province and then forms the border between Zambia, Botswana and Zimbabwe before joining the ocean in Mozambique. About halfway along its journey is the Lower Zambezi National Park, a 4,000 sq km reserve of pristine riverine habitat, lowland scrub and miombo forest.

As visitors fly in over the winding channels of the Zambezi River on their way to Jeki airstrip, it becomes abundantly clear why this area has become so famous. The rich habitat is home to fabulous mammal and bird life which can be enjoyed on foot, from a vehicle or — perhaps best of all — from a boat. The combination of the silent approach and the low angle makes photographing game from a boat very exciting and rewarding.

There are good sightings to be enjoyed at any time of the season in Lower Zambezi – elephants swim between the islands throughout the year and birds are to be found along all the waterways. But in the early part of the season, the light is very special, and we enjoy a quieter park with fewer visitors, and special shoulder season rates. The reduced ground cover in the Zambezi Valley, compared to many other areas of Zambia at this time of year, make visibility excellent. And the sandy substrates make accessibility comparable to the later parts of the year.

We’ll stay at the well placed, and wildly luxurious Anabezi Camp, which largely enjoys its own safari area being placed as the most Easterly camp in the National Park.

The safari begins with a night in Lusaka at Latitude 15, where Edward will meet you. We will arrange your flights from Lusaka International Airport to your first destination. Safaris begin with the afternoon game drive. After our final morning on safari, we will co-ordinate your departure to meet with the remainder of your itinerary and any onward connections.

Anabezi Camp is in an undeveloped and exclusive part of the park which, while not totally private, ensures a very high-quality safari experience. While we will encounter other vehicles and safari groups, this will not impact the quality of our trip and the spacious nature of the camp means that this will feel like an extremely exclusive experience.

1 night at Latitude 15 in Lusaka at the start of the trip. Internal flights Lusaka – Jeki (Lower Zambezi) – Lusaka. Full board accommodation, standard drinks, all transport in the National Parks and guided game viewing activities, pro-photographer guiding fees and informal photo processing sessions, National Park entrance fees, laundry, all airport transfers and onward transfers to your next camp.

International flights, premium drinks, visas, travel and medical insurance, (optional) tips, excess baggage charges, personal calls, gratuities, personal purchases, or any activities not specified in the itinerary.

TOUR DETAILS
  • Where: Anabezi Camp

  • Nights: 9
    Latitude 15 (1) & Anabezi Camp (8)

  • Group Size: 4
    Minimum 2, Maximum 4 – rates may be higher if fewer than 4 is reached.

DATES & RATES
  • Apr – May 2025 — Enquire
    US $9,500 pp
    No Single Supplement

SAFARI

HIGHLIGHTS

Extended Safari

Enjoy an extended time in one area, allowing us time to focus on particular events and sightings and to explore fully the riches of this area.

Outstanding Predator Sightings

Even in the early part of the season, the minimal ground cover makes it possible to locate predators easily, either directly or by watching the behaviour of prey species.

Varied and Exciting Safari Outings

Boat-based safaris in Lower Zambezi are a very special way to experience safari. Turning off the boat engine and drifting towards a herd of elephants is a great way to get close-up, low angle shots.

Fantastic Big Game Sightings

The big game sightings, including elephant, lion, leopard, wild dog — not to mention hippo! — will be outstanding on this trip, both from the boats and from the vehicle.

PREVIOUS TRIP REPORTS

FROM THIS AREA

Pan-Zambia Safari | 17 – 30 June 2022

This was one of my most anticipated safaris of recent years; two weeks spread over the 3 finest National Parks in Zambia – Kafue, Lower Zambezi and South Luangwa – using camps in the wildlife hot-spots. Settle in for a great read.

SAFARI GALLERY

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EXCLUSIVE

ACCOMMODATION

Anabezi Camp

Explore pristine and untouched wilderness in one of Africa’s most remote safari destinations. Anabezi sits on the banks of the Zambezi River in a secluded corner in the eastern area of Lower Zambezi National Park. Far from the majority of other camps, Anabezi is surrounded by the iconic Winterthorn forest, renowned by safari experts, professional photographers, and documentary film crews.

Words cannot describe the unforgettable experience.

Alan P, UK

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