Five Safari National Parks to Visit a round Livingstone Zambia

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Five Safari National Parks to Visit a round Livingstone Zambia

Often referred to as a hidden gem for safari lovers, Zambia is a country of great diversity and natural beauty. Zambia is located in central Africa and is one of the best destinations to enjoy an authentic African safari.

The country has a great environment filled with more than 20 national parks; it offers incredible choices when it comes to game viewing, birdwatching, and safari opportunities. Livingstone town is located on the Zambian side of the famous Victoria Falls. The city was named after David Livingstone, the first European explorer in the town.

Besides being close to Victoria Falls, Livingstone town has the main roads connecting Zambia to Zimbabwe. Livingstone is an all-year-round destination, and as you spend time near the falls, you will surely want to adventure through the parks of Zambia.

Below are some of the national parks best for a safari as you explore Livingstone town

Five National safari parks to visit around Livingstone, Zambia:

  1. Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park

Situated on the upper Zambezi River that includes Victoria Falls, Mosi-O-Tunya National Park is one of the most popular parks in Zambia. It is also one of Zambia’s smallest national parks and comprises two parts, The Victoria Falls National Monument and the Mosi-oa-Tunya Game Park.

Victoria Falls are a must-see for any visitor while in this game sanctuary that hosts a large number of animals. Since there are no predators in this park, the other animals are calm, which is excellent for close-up game photography and viewing.

Animals in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park include antelope species, Zebra, white rhinos, and giraffes. Elephants can also be spotted.

Best time to visit; Mosi-O-Tunya National Park is Popular all year round because of Victoria Falls and the abundance of exciting activities.

Five Safari National Parks to Visit a round Livingstone Zambia
Five Safari National Parks to Visit a round Livingstone Zambia
  1. Lower Zambezi National Park

Situated on the northern bank of the mighty Zambezi River, Lower Zambezi National is yet another incredible park to visit in Zambia. The park is an enormous wildlife sanctuary offering visitors an opportunity to get close to wildlife along the Zambezi channels.

Zambezi national park is home to animals such as elephants, lions, leopards, and hippos. There is also wonderful birdlife along the river banks. Zambezi national park is best for canoe safaris; through the mighty Zambezi River, get a chance to navigate the entire sections of the park.

Best time to visit; June to September is the best time to visit the park.

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  1. Kafue National Park

Kafue national park is one of Zambia’s oldest and largest parks. It covers 8,648 miles, making it among Africa’s largest national parks. The park is located in the center of western Zambia, and it’s only two hours drive from Livingstone.

Kafue national park offers a remarkable diversity of mammal species and a wealth of plains game that attract predators such as lions, wild dogs, and cheetahs. Other incredible wildlife in the area includes Hartebeest, Zebra, Buffalo Red Lechwe, and hippos.

With such endless beauty and rich diversity, safari lovers should put Kafue national park on their bucket lists. The park is best for canoe safaris and game drives.

Best time to visit: Best game viewing is from April to October. There is spectacular scenery after the rains.

Five Safari National Parks to Visit a round Livingstone Zambia
Five Safari National Parks to Visit a round Livingstone Zambia
  1. South Luangwa National Park

South Luangwa National Park is a unique combination of open, grassy plains and woodlands crowned with the majestic Luangwa River. The park is among the most-visited in Zambia as it offers the best Zambia wildlife safari.

With its abundant wildlife and unspoiled vegetation, the park is best for driving safaris giving you a chance to take in the incredible splendor. South Luangwa is home to elephants, buffalo, hippos, Zebra, giraffes and antelope, hyenas, lions, and even leopards.

Time to visit; the best wildlife gaming is experienced between April to October.

  1. Liuwa Plains National park

Liuwa plains national park is a beautiful unspoiled wilderness, ideal for an African bush safari. Located far west of Zambia, this park is a land of dramatic storms and various animals.

The park, located far west of Zambia, is home to various animals. The animals include Antelope species, Wild Dogs, lions, hyenas, Jackals, Serval, and wildcats, and in November, you may see sizable herds of wildebeest.

There are also a lot of birds in this area. Since there are no visitor facilities or roads, it is not advisable to visit without a guide.

Time to visit; August to December.

Liuwa Plains National park-Five Safari National Parks to Visit a round Livingstone Zambia
Liuwa Plains National park

Zambia is emerging as a great safari destination in Africa; contact our travel experts to help you plan a memorable safari in Zambia.

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