Zambia National Parks
Kafue National Park
Kafue National Park, one of Zambia's most scenically beautiful parks, lies approximately
200 kms west of Lusaka and covers over 22,000 sq km. It can be reached by car
from Lusaka and the Copperbelt via Mumbwa and from the south of Lusaka via Kalomo.
Night driving is not permitted in the park so ensure you time your journey right.
Many private operators and charter companies fly into the park.
Kasanka National Park
Kasanka National Park is located north of Lusaka, approximately a 6 hour car
journey, on the edge of the vast wetlands of Lake Bangweulu It is one of the
country's smaller and most peaceful national parks, and one of the only privately
managed. Careful steps have been taken to preserve the wild environment, with
the revenue from visitors going to conservation and local community projects.
Lochinvar National Park
A small national park, just over 410 sq. kms, the Lochinvar is located, north
of Monze, 235 kms from Lusaka, on the south side of the Kafue Flats in the Southern
Province. The National Park is divided into three distinct zones; the northern
floodplain (part of the Kafue Flats), the central grasslands and the southern
North Luangwa National Park
This park is less well-known that its southern counterpart, but is still one
of Africa's most spectacular. It is remote and wild covering an area of 4,626
sq. kms and no roads or permanent lodges have been built with only a select
number of operators being licensed to take safaris into this exclusive park.
South Luangwa National Park
The park covers an area over 9050 sq kms and is regarded of the of the finest
wildlife sanctuaries in Africa, which a wide variety of wildlife including an
abundance of elephant, hippos, buffalo, black rhino, zebra, small herds of Cooksons's
wildebeest, leopard, lion, all varieties of antelope, and numerous species of
birdlife including the spectacular ones such as; crested cranes, saddle bill
storks, wood ibis, vultures and egrets.
Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park
Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park is the country's smallest National Park covering
an area of just 66 sq kms, located approximately 450 kms south of Lusaka. The
name has been given by the local people and means "the smoke that thunders.
Mosi-ao-Tunya National Park is divided into two sections, showing off one of
the great natural wonders of the world, Victoria Falls and the other section
the game park which lies further west along the riverbank.
Nsumbu National Park
It is only in recent years that the park has been restocked, after being virtually
wiped of game stock by poachers. It now has a diverse range of wildlife including
large herds of elephants which head for the lakeshore during the dry season.
Bushbuck, warthog, puku, the magnificent roan antelope, sable, eland, hartebeest,
buffalo and zebra. The park is good for viewing lion and leopards are fairly
common, although rarely seen due to the nocturnal nature. Flamingo visit the
lake during their migrations.
Lower Zambezi National Park
This park is one of Zambia most recently established and covers an area of over
4,000 sq kms, located to the east of Lusaka. It lies on the northern bank of
the Zambezi River, downstream from Victoria Falls. The river provides a focal
point for attracting abundant wildlife including elephant, hippo, buffalo, zebra,
lion, cheetah, leopard, various antelope species, and a large variety of birds.
Zambia National Parks