less bothered by people when they are at water
level and there are some spectacular opportunities
in this park, to get close to animals from a
canoe or boat. The tranquil river and floodplain
scene is punctured by a huge variety of wildlife
with antelopes and buffalo wandering in and
out of the picture and herds of elephants up
to 100 strong.
Baboons and vervet
monkeys thrive here with their main enemy being
the leopard. Lions prefer zebra or buffalo.
Territorial hippos and huge crocodiles inhabit
the river in abundance.
Bird watchers will be thrilled at the colorful
array of birds including kingfishers, lovebirds,
parrots and hornbills, and also upon hearing
the distinctive 'cry of Africa' from majestic
Fishing is very popular in the Zambezi and the
'striped river dog' or tiger fish, attracts
anglers from all over the world. They can be
caught on fly, spinner or bait.
has three main seasons:
Hot Rainy Season: December
to March is hot, humid and rainy with an abundance
of insects. Lodges often close from December
to March, as roads become impassable. Expect
midday temperatures of at least 82°F (28°C)
Cool Dry Winter: May to September
is cool and dry with pleasant mid-term temperatures
around 75°F (24°C). Night temperatures
go down to 46°F (8°C). Warm clothing
is advisable for winter evenings.
Hot Dry Season: October and
November becomes hotter reaching approximately
The best time to visit Lochinvar is during the
dry months from June to November.
Close encounters with big animals from a canoe
• Bush walks and animal tracking
• Wading waterbuck and buffalo
• Beautiful scenery
• Tiger fishing
• Night game drives
• Elephants swimming
• Superb safari lodges located along the
and night game drives are an option
This is a malarial area