Sioma Ngwezi National park is mainly covered by Kalahari woodland. It is the
third largest park in Zambia covering a total area of more than 5000 km2.
The park has been heavily poached, but the situation is improving and
wildlife is recovering. As an example elephants are returning to the park as
it may be seen at the southeast border where elephants have re-established
an old migration route now very visible with several tracks in a corridor
extending over more than one kilometer.
In the park most wild game associated with the African bush may be
encountered although up to now in fairly low numbers. According to wildlife
scouts from the Zambian Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) the park holds a huge
variety of game species such as elephant, lion, leopard, hyena, cheetah,
wild dog, giraffe, eland, sable, roan, tsessebe, zebra, impala, kudu,
duiker, buffalo, hippo, crocodile and sitatunga as well as a great
number of birds.
Game drives, game walks and bird watching excursions will be offered. Tiger
fishing in the Zambezi River presents a challenge for sport anglers from all
over the world.
The main natural attraction in the area is the Sioma (or Ngonye) Falls.
The falls, although not as big and impressive as Victoria Falls, do however
impress visitors as they are quite extensive and very spectacular. In
addition the falls offer possibilities for ‘interaction’ by visitors as you
can actually – especially in the dry season - get up close and even take a
swim in one of the rock pools.
In addition there are various options for culture related tourism activities
The local people belong to the Lozi tribe – ruled by the Barotse Royal
Establishment and representing one of the richest cultures in Zambia -
expanding also into neighbouring countries.
It is planned that visitors will have the option to spend time – even stay
overnight - in local villages, eating traditional food, listening to local
storytellers, the local music and so on.
It is envisaged that trips to Liuwa Plain National Park – where the second
largest wildebeest migration in Africa takes place - in the remote western
part of Zambia bordering Angola can be arranged. Around Easter Sioma Camp
will arrange trips for clients to watch the Lozi ‘Kuomboka’ ceremony in
Mongu, where the Lozi King is moved in a huge canoe from the lower flooded
plain areas to higher grounds