Lochinvar National Park

Lochinvar National Park

On the south bank of the sprawling floodplains of the Kafue River, Lochinvar National Park has an interesting environment. WWF classes it as a 'Wetland of International Importance.' It's different from anywhere else in Zambia, but is seldom reached by visitors.

At Lochinvar's heart lies the huge Chunga Lagoon, bordered by wide floodplains. Lochinvar is one of Zambia's top destinations for bird-watchers, who come to see water-birds gather in great numbers. It also has good numbers of oribi, zebra and wildebeest, and is a stronghold for Kafue lechwe, which can be seen in their thousands.

North of the lake, you'll find historical (both colonial and pre-colonial) ruins, and some marvellous rocks that sound like metal when struck.

Lechwe Plains Tented Camp is the only camp here, but this is currently closed for a full refurbishment and we understand it will not be open until at least 2009. We can however organise day trips into the park for very keen birders - talk to us for some great ideas!
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