Zambia’s smallest national park hosts a surprising volume and diversity of wildlife, some of which crosses in and out of the park and may walk right past your room if you are staying in one of the riverside lodges out of town. To get more guaranteed, closer encounters with the animals though, game drives in the park are relaxing and rewarding, often representing an easy going introduction to game viewing activities for people beginning a safari activity in Livingstone. For guests at the riverside Livingstone lodges, a game drive will be an option as one of your inclusive activities, and unless you are completely safari jaded after a long itinerary we would recommend that you give this a go.
Within the park’s 66 sq km boundaries there are healthy populations of elephant, giraffe, zebra, hippo and antelope, with no adult predators for the smaller herbivores to worry about. There are a number of introduced white rhino to seek out, although these can periodically become a target for poachers, and also a smattering of juvenile lions, which are part of a conservation project here with the aim to reintroduce them to the wild. Game drives will normally last around two hours, and although they may seem less wild and more regimented than elsewhere in Zambia, you will definitely see some excellent wildlife!