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Zambia Safari
Lochinvar National Park - Safari Camps & Lodges

Lochinvar and Kafue Flats, Zambia

Local villager of the Kafue Flats region in northern Lochinvar National Park, Zambia
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Overview
Lochinvar National Park, although not abundant in the larger mammals, is nonetheless a park of exceptional beauty and outstanding birding opportunities with over 420 recorded species in its 428 square kilometers.

The Park is situated on the southern edge of the Kafue Flats, a wide floodplain of the Kafue River between Itezhi tezhi Dam in the west and Kafue Gorge in the east. The area extends for 33kms from the Kafue River in the north to low wooded hills in the south. It includes the large, shallow Chunga Lagoon which fluctuates considerably in size with variations in river levels. The varying vegetation makes it an interesting park to visit with floodplains, woodlands and termitaria.

It is particularly well known for its large herds of Kafue Lechwe, unique to the Kafue flats. Other antelope are the Blue Wildebeest, Kudu, Oribi and Buffalo. Waterbirds are especially abundant.

The IUCN and WWF have designated the Kafue Flats a wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Convention. A sponsored management project for the area attempts to give local people an interest in conservation through both redistribution of tourist revenue and controlled harvesting of resources. The fishermen you may come across in the park are very much a part of this unique ecosystem and in many ways the humans and wildlife here are interdependent.

Accommodation in the Lochinvar National Park, Zambia
Eyes on Africa recommends the following accommodations in Zambia's Lochinvar National Park... click the links below for complete information on (and photos of) the specific safari camp or lodge.

Accommodations in Lochinvar National Park
     • Lechwe Plains Tented Camp

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