Park - Safari Camps & Lodges
Lochinvar and Kafue Flats, Zambia
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
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
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.
in the Lochinvar National Park, Zambia
Eyes on Africa recommends
the following accommodations in Zambia's Lochinvar National Park...
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safari camp or lodge.
Accommodations in Lochinvar National Park
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