The mighty Zambezi River has its origins in Zambia, and is Africa’s fourth largest waterway, forming the country’s border with Zimbabwe. It is a lifeline for many communities as well as for a wealth of bird and animal life.
The Upper Zambezi region lies a little west of the river’s best known feature – Victoria Falls – towards Botswana. This area is particularly scenic, and offers some seriously good bird-watching, whilst hippo, elephant and buffalo are commonly seen in and around the river and its tributaries.
Safari lodges in the Upper Zambezi offer a very relaxed and peaceful experience, far from the hustle and bustle of tourist hubs such as Victoria Falls. Boating is an integral part of any holiday in this area, whilst game drives can also be undertaken in the incredibly varied habitat – ranging from forest to grasslands – in search of the plentiful plains game and predators that rely on the Zambezi’s waters for survival.