Zambezi River Photos

Zambezi River in Photos

The Zambezi River in Mana Pools National Park is very different from the raging mass of water that thunders over Victoria Falls. A few hundred kilometers down stream from the falls the river has spread out, settled and apparently stilled.

It seems so calm and beguiling you could almost swim in it if it wasn’t for the Nile crocodiles and hippos.

In Victoria Falls the noise, the volume of water and the spray beat you into submission in Mana Pools the Zambezi is quietly awe inspiring. If it were a Hollywood hero it would be the strong, silent type.

Here are a few photos to whet your appetite for a Zambezi River adventure.

Zambezi River panoramas taken from different positions on different days

mighty zambezi
Shady trees hug the banks and make a good place for a picnic or camp site

zambezi square
zambezi tree

The Zambezi River is full of wildlife including birds, crocodiles and hippos and it’s waterhole is a lifeline for all the wildlife in Mana Pools during the dry season from May to October

A White-fronted Bee-eater perches on the bank of the Zambezi


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  1. Francis Cassidy December 6, 2013 at 11:04 pm - Reply

    Looks like it could be an extremely photogenic place. As I read it, I had photos forming in my mind. Those glistening waters with warm sunset light hitting them and flocks of birds crossing in from of the solar disk with that typical African sunset in the background.
    I hope to get here someday. Thanks for sharing!

    • Annabel Candy December 8, 2013 at 9:37 am - Reply

      Hi Francis,

      So glad you liked the photos and hope you get to visit the Zambezi one day :)

  2. Susan December 12, 2013 at 3:39 am - Reply

    Wow. I just stumbled on your blog, how long were you in Zimbabwe for?

    Your panorama photos are so lovely. All of your photos are great, you can’t go wrong with a place that has so many beautiful animals and a landscape like that.

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