The Lower Zambezi National Park lies occupies 4092 square kilometers of pristine wilderness on the banks of the Zambezi River in Zambia. The park overlooks the world renowned Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe. The land of the national park is mostly represented in the zambezi valley itself. It has a natural northern boundry in the form of an escarpment, that acts somewhat as a physical barrier to the game. The park has abundant wildlife, and is famous for its large herds of elephants and buffalo and of course the many hippo that occupy the river and surround pools. Many other game species occur as well as a healthy predator population including among others lion, leopard and hyena. The safaris camps are nearly all situated on the valley floor and tend to be situated on the banks of the Zambezi. Game viewing safaris offered by the safari camps in the Lower Zambezi National Park include game drives (day and night), walking safaris and of course there is a strong emphasis on using the Zambezi River for game viewing boat cruises and fishing. Access is easiest achieved by light aircraft transfers from Lusaka (the Zambian capital), although driving into these areas can be done but is time consuming.