Unspoiled Wildlife Parks
Lower Zambezi National Park – arguably the last truly pristine African wilderness, Lower Zambezi National Park is largely untouched and unspoiled. Large herds of elephant, common sightings of leopard and lion and hundreds of bird species congregate in the flood plain and around the river. Best appreciated by canoe.
Liuwa Plain National Park – located in Zambia’s Western Province, Liuwa Plain, as its name suggests is a beautiful collection of African grassland, plains and pans. The park’s big draw is the wildebeest migration, the second largest of its kind in Africa, as well as the impressive numbers of hyena and African wild dog. Liuwa has a number of community supporting campsites and its effective programme of conservation has helped promote significant growth in wildlife populations.
Kasanka National Park – best known as the migration gathering point for ten million African fruit bats every year, Kasanka is Zambia’s first privately run national park. At a little under 400km2 Kasanka is one of the smaller parks, but it’s five rivers, marshlands and forest is home to 114 mammal species (including the swamp dwelling sitatunga antelope) and 471 bird species.
South Luangwa National Park – if it’s diversity you are after, then South Luangwa is the park for you. Impressive buffalo herds, pods of hippos, lots of crocodiles, great chances to see leopard and over 400 bird species, ensure an impressive African safari experience. The convenience of Mfuwe airport makes this National Park particularly accessible.