The Zambezi River
Elephant Back Safaris
Horse Back Safaris
Open Vehicle Safaris
White Water Rafting
Tiger and Fly Fishing
Elephant back Trails
CITIES & TOWNS
In depth synopsis
TOUR & SAFARI Co's
This 5000 square kilometre park in
the south western corner of the country has been completely undeveloped and rarely visited
It is surrounded by a 35 000 square kilometre Game Management Area. The
Park is unfenced allowing free movement of the animals between the park and the GMA and
allowing access to the Zambezi River.
The Park and surrounding GMA form an important link
in the migratory route of elephants from the bordering national parks of Botswana and
Namibia. Although heavily poached, the park does offer a better refuge for elephants
migrating from Angola where poaching and illegal hunting is rampant.
There is one Camp in this Park and well worth
spending some time here. The owner has much
information to share about this area.
Alternatively one can take ones own vehicle
in but the lack of roads makes this a very difficult undertaking and a guide from the
National Parks office in Sioma is highly recommended.
The park is home to over
3000 elephants, and several endangered species
including roan, sable, wild dog and
antelope species are present, but quite shy - mostly puku, impala, roan, sable,
zebra and kudu.
Fishing in the Zambezi River is always good.
Not far from the
Park are the beautiful Sioma Falls.
There is a
brand new road all the way from Livingstone to Sesheke and Katima Mulilo.
From Mongu. There is a good tar road to Senanga and the
last opportunity for fuel before Livingstone. Ten kilometres beyond Senanga is the
Mangweshi ferry. Somewhat unreliable and pricey. but its the only viable route to Sioma and Katima Mulilo via a fairly good, if somewhat slippery, gravel road.
Sioma River Camp
situated on the banks of the Zambezi River with
good views up and downstream. 6 luxury safari
tents with spacious open air bathrooms, placed
on elevated, wooden decks with thatched roofs. A campsite and 4
standard safari tents - with open air thatched
bathrooms is available for self drive
and self catering tourists.
Sioma Bush Camp
run by the owner of Sioma River Camp,
is situated southwest of the Sioma (or Ngonye)
Falls in the Game Management Area and close to
the north-western border of the Sioma Ngwezi
National Park. From the dining area there is an
excellent view on a nearby waterhole.
Both camps are based on 'eco-tourism'
principles, including the use of sustainable
energy in the form of solar power for
electricity and water heating with generator
only as a back up option
Lodge is nearby on the Zambezi
River. It's owned by ex Springbok player
Gavin Johnson is a beautiful lodge with good
fishing opportunities.. Sakazima Island Camp
on the Katima-Senanga road also offer day
excursions into the Park. (See listings
Photos from The Park