No longer Cinderella – Introducing Zambezi National Park

Over the last few years there has been an explosion of activity in this once sleepy backwater with a raft of new game lodges opening up.

For years the Zambezi National Park was considered the small, somewhat inconsequential step-sister, to the bigger and brasher Chobe National Park.

Chobe had the brand name. Chobe was in Botswana which is far better known than Zimbabwe. I’ll correct that. Far better known in positive terms – for safaris and not questionable leaders.

Chobe offered both land and water activities which is attractive to people wanting to have a varied safari experience. Chobe had safari lodges to suit all pockets (within a Botswana safari context). But over the years Chobe has almost become a victim of its own success.

Perhaps the ugly step-sister analogy is too unfair. But people have been starting to look elsewhere. Meanwhile there is no denying that some fairy godmother has turned the Zambezi National Park into a princess. And not just for one night!

So why is that?

Zambezi Grande game drive

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