Showing posts with label National Parks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label National Parks. Show all posts


Welcome To Nsumbu National Park; Zambia's Own Hidden Animal Paradise

Nsumbu Natitional Park
Nsumbu National Park also known as Sumbu by the locals, is located on the western shores of Lake Tanganyika. The lake is also the largest water body in the park. Lake Tanganyika is shared with Tanzania and we have the Lufubu, Ruzizi and Magarazi rivers on the Zambian side flowing into the Lake Tanganyika and passing through the Nsumbu National Park. The park covers an area of about 2020 square kilometres.

Though Nsumbu National Park is the least visited park in present time, it was one of the leading national parks in Africa back in the 1970s, with the largest density of Rhinos on the continent. Come the 1980s and the 1990s, the animals almost went into extinct because of serious poaching by the locals. However, the conditions have changed over the years, poaching has come under control and animal numbers have increased. Thanks to the Zambian government for putting up strong measures in protecting wildlife under ZAWA.

Nsumbu National Park
In the park, you will spot some elephants, buffaloes, lots of antelope..,roan and sable antelope, waterbuck and sitatunga. And along the shores of the lake Tanganyika, you will find lots of hippos and some of the largest crocodiles in Africa.

For adventure seekers; you will enjoy the fishing sports and hope you catch yourself some huge tigerfish, golden perck, nkupi (yellow belly). There is also about 300 species of birds for the birdwatchers.

You really wanna visit this park and its diffidently on my top list of places to visit in Zambia. The beauty of this park is that it is located right at the Lake shores of Lake Tanganyika and and we have about four bays that lays on the shores along the park. You can enjoy some scuba diving at the Ndole bay. We have a few pictures of the park on our facebook page.

When you visit, be sure to take lots of pictures and share them with us on our facebook page.

                                HAPPY ADVENTURE!!!


Welcome To The Lusaka National Park. Going Wild in The City!

Well, I would like to thank the Zambian governmen through the Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) for making a sanctuary of Wildlife in the Capital City.

This new and exciting national park is the 20th National Park to be established in Zambia. And Lusaka National Park is the second National Park to be established in a city environment, the first one is the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park in Livingstone.

This is very exciting for me. I dont really have to go to Kafue National Park or any other National Park in Zambia for safari and I guess you are excited too. Its good to travel outside the city to go on safari but in a case of you having an "empty pocket", you can have the same experience right here in the city of Lusaka.

Game viewing, boating, walking safaris, photographic safaris, bird watching and picnics.

Sable Antelope, White Rhino, Bushbuck, Duiker (common), Eland, Heartebeest, Impala, Kudu, Black Lechwe, Puku, Spotted deer, Waterbuck, Zebra and many more.

Situated South-east of Lusaka, about 15km southeast of the city central business centre.

Park Fees
Zambian Citizens: ZMK15.10/person/day
Established Residents: ZMK23.60/person/day
SADC: US$10/person/day
Non Residents: US$10/person/day

Vehicle Fees
<3tone weight
Local vehicle ZMK15.30/day
Foreign vehicle US$15/day

>3tone weight
Local vehicle ZMK25.60/day
Foreign vehicle US$30/day




Recently, a friend of mine (Kate) went on a little adventure in Livingstone, Zambia and she sent me a few pictures...,and guess what she was doing....She was walking with the lions! I am very adventurous but walking with the lions is "adventure on another level for me". While, it seems like fun and am sure lots of you adventurous people reading this would love to try. I will share with you some pictures of Kate as well as some information on "walks with lions" just in case you want to try it.
My friend Kate with the wild cats
Walking with the lions is actually part of the program called "THE LION ENCOUNTER" which is an active conversation program about ensuring a secure future for the African lions. The Lion Encounter has two operations on either side of the Victoria Falls boarder. You can visit either on the Zimbabwean side which is the Victoria Falls town or Livingstone Town on the Zambian side where my friend Kate was. The Lion Encounter offers people a chance to walk with this magnificent species, I would say they offer an experience of a lifetime. These Lions are within the Mosi Oa Tunya National Park. They are all captive bred and raised by well trained and experienced team. For more information about the "LION ENCOUNTER" program please click here . The lion Encounter also operate the African Lion Rehabilitation and Release into the Wild program.
My friend Kate with the beautiful BIG CATS.
While, before you take walks with the lions, there will be an introduction to these beautiful creatures which will involve the background of the conversation efforts in place to rehabilitate them and to protect their natural environment. You will also be briefed with a list of DO's and DON T's. You will be accompanied by an experienced guide, scouts and handlers to make sure that you have the best and smooth experience.

Don't forget to buy a souvenir to take home with you from the art-market in Livingstone. Looking beautiful Kate.

NOTE; Minimum age for the Lion Walk is 15 years and minimum height is 1.5m or 5ft. A person must meet both the years and height requirements to qualify for a walk with the lions.



Kalimba Reptile Park is about an hour and half drive from the capital city of Zambia, Lusaka, it is the premier attraction to the Lusaka residents as well as the tourist visiting the city. If you happen to be in Lusaka and you are in search of knowledge, leisure or relaxation or you are simply in search of thrills in the city then Kalimba Farm is the idea place for you.

Kalimba Reptile farm is a home to a variety of snakes, crocodiles, tortoise and it is actually one of the few places in the world left where you can see the rare and shy slender-nosed crocodile. the large crocodiles on the farm you can see are the breeders.

Kalimba is very popular for school trips and group day trips. There is well displayed information about the reptiles and it is basically for this reason that you find lots of school visits to the park. This is also a place for the adventurous and people who love to live dangerously....,if you are a dare-devil, you will love to sample the crocodile burgers that are very common and are served pipping hot! They say crocodile meat actually tastes like chicken, hehehehehe! am yet to try that..will be going to Zambia in a few weeks and i want to go and taste this famous croc burger. I will definitely share my experience with you all.

There other activities that you can enjoy at the farm such as fishing, do some BBQ. There is also a volleyball court, a trampoline, a pool table and table tennis. Or you can simply choose to lounge by the pool side.
Indigenous Snake at the Kalimba Farm
Crocodiles at the Kalimba Farm

For more information about the park click HERE and for a prices list for meals etc click HERE..

Lower Zambezi National Park..The Wilderness of Africa!

The Lower Zambezi National Park lies in the North Bank of the Zambezi River, south Eastern of Zambia. This park was declared a national park back in 1983, before then, the park was the private game reserve for the Zambian President. On the opposite bank, there is the famous Zimbabwe's Mana Pools National Park.. Actually these two Parks sits on the Zambezi flood plains and this area is the World Heritage site. The lower Zambezi national park is one of the pristine wilderness areas left in Africa today. The park covers an area of about 4092 square kilometres.
Overview of the Zambezi National Park
Though the park covers an area of 4092 square meters, most of the game is concentrated on the valley floor. There is an Escarpment along the Northern end of the Park which is the physical barrier to the most of the parks species. Apart from that, you will see enormous herds of Elephants, Buffaloes and water buck at the rivers edge. You will also find Lions, Leopards, Antelopes, Crocodiles, some birds and  wild dogs, puku, baboons and some impala.

Fishing is the most popular activity because of the river. The Tiger and Bream cacthes are very common. You will also find Vundu, a member of the catfish family which can weigh up to 30kgs. Canoeing, walking safaris, and driving safaris.

Chongwe River House
Kasaka River Lodge
Potato Bush Camp
Royal Zambezi Lodge


Zambia Walking Safaris...,Experience Life in the Wilderness!

Walking Safaris itself was first developed in Zambia back in the 1950s by the famous environmentalist Norman Carr and walking safaris are now big in Kenya, Botswana, South Africa and Tanzania.
Walking Safaris maybe the most exciting adventures and the most exciting activities in the bushes of Africa, and Zambia is one of the very few African countries that actually offer the best of the natural experience.


Walking Safris are the best because you got to hung out with the wildlife and get to step where they step ;-) and actually connect with them in a way that is unexplainable. And like I mentioned, Zambia is is the best in Africa when it comes to the walking safaris. You can experince the best walking Safaris in the Lower Zambiezi and Kafue National Park also in the Luangwa Valley. Have fun in the Wilderness...!



Kafue National Park


The Park was established in 1924 after the British Colonial moved the local Nkoya people of Chief Mwene Kabulwebulwe from their hunting ground.It is actually the largest Park Zambia and the largest in Africa (according to Wikipidia). It is home for over 55 spices of animals. You will find large herds of red lechewe and puku, zebra, kudu, lions, hyenas, leopards, antelopes, some giraffes. These and many more wildlife are found in the park.

                              THE PARK IN PICTURES;

Hippo Lodge
Kaingu Lodge
Kapinga Lodge
Lunga River Lodge
Shumba Camp

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