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Lochinvar National Park

Monze, Zambia

Updated 9 months ago
Lochinvar National Park, although not proliferous with large mammals, stands as a location of unique beauty and unparalleled opportunities for birding. It boasts an impressive record of over 420 bird species in its compact area of 428km². Waterbirds are notably plentiful on the flats, which flood from the Kafue River. The park is also renowned for its ample herds of Kafue lechwe, a unique species endemic to the Kafue Flats. Other antelope inhabitants include the blue wildebeest, kudu, oribi, and buffalo. The park graces the southern edge of the Kafue Flats, a broad floodplain stretching between the Itezhi Tezhi dam in the west and Kafue Gorge in the east, on the Kafue River. This expanse extends 33km from the river in the north to the gentle hills in the south, enshrining the sizable Chunga Lagoon, whose magnitude varies with the river levels. The park's diverse vegetation makes it an engaging destination, with floodplains, woodlands and termitaria.

Natural resource

A large area of Lochinvar National Park is flatland, part of the Kafue Flats, which is a floodplain of the Kafue River. The park's diverse vegetation makes it an engaging destination, with woodlands as well as floodplains, and termitaria zones. The park is especially well-known for its ample herds of Kafue lechwe, a unique species endemic to the Kafue Flats. Waterbirds are also notably plentiful on the flats. Other antelope inhabitants include the blue wildebeest, kudu, oribi and buffalo. Thousands of Kafue lechwe inhabit the northern section of the park. migrating seasonally as the flood level changes. During high water periods, impressive herds can be viewed along the upper flood line and further south in the open grassland.
Game viewing, guided walks, fishing, birdwatching, swimming, and camping activities
Sebanzi Hill, an archaeological site of historical importance
The famous Baobab Tree, large enough to accommodate several people within its hollow trunk
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Place of interest

If you are looking to get away from it all and experience an adventure of a lifetime, then why not consider camping at Lochinvar National Park? It's the perfect place to relax, explore nature and take some much-needed time out. With very few lodges or camps located in the Park, it's the ideal spot for those who are looking to camp with their own camping equipment. There is no need to pre-book and you will be warmly welcomed by the Department of National Parks and Wildlife officers stationed at the park. They'll show you where to set up and also offer advice on making your stay as enjoyable as possible.
Ideal for a relaxed camping trip
An area of international importance, with support from IUCN and WWF
Amazing bird-watching and game-viewing
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Tourist attraction

Lochinvar National Park's attractions include the renowned Kafue Flats and abundant wildlife and bird life. The rare Lechwe Kobus lechwe can be spotted in large herds around the park during certain times of the year. Birdlife International has identified more than 350 species of birds living in and around Lochinvar National Park, making it a haven for birdwatchers from all over the world. Whether you're looking to spot antelope or birds, the Kafue Flats have something to offer for everyone! The park is also home to many other species of mammals, including zebras, sitatunga, buffalo and even cheetahs and wild dogs!
An abundance of wildlife and birdlife, including the rare Lechwe Kobus
Only accessible by vehicle or on foot
An awe-inspiring experience, particularly during the annual flood season
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Lochinvar National Park is the ultimate destination for bird-watchers, offering a unique combination of diverse habitats that attract more than 428 species of birds. It's also home to an abundance of wildlife, including lechwe, elephants, lions, giraffes and zebras. With 428 sq. kms of land to explore, there are plenty of opportunities for camping, walking safaris, game drives and more. For those interested in history, Lochinvar National Park also offers a selection of ancient sites such as the ruins of an old fort, hunting lodges, and colonial trading posts that are sure to delight visitors with their fascinating stories. So if you're looking for a unique adventure in Zambia, a visit to Lochinvar National Park is definitely worth considering.
Historical sites such as the ruins of an old fort, hunting lodges, and colonial trading posts
Abundance of wildlife, unforgettable bird watching opportunities,
Camp under starry skies and watch wildlife roam free
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Monze, Zambia

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