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Lochinvar National Park lies between Lusaka and Livingstone, and is home to some 30,000 Kafue lechwe and Zambia’s only endemic bird – Chaplin’s barbet.

Bordering the Kafue River, this national park is known for exceptional natural beauty and it is one of the most secluded in Zambia. Relatively small in size – less than 430 square kilometres – Lochinvar is still home to some 2,000 blue wildebeest, 700 Burchell’s zebra, greater kudu, bushbuck, oribi, reedbuck, common waterbuck, hippo and side-striped jackal. You can explore this wilderness with its endless vistas on foot, by vehicle and, at certain times of year, by boat.

Lochinvar also has a wealth of birding opportunities with more than 400 species having been recorded here, and the combination of wetland, woodland and grassland habitats supports a wide diversity. In particular, the Chung Lagoon - which lies at the heart of the park - is a prolific spot where it is possible to huge gatherings of water birds. Species that can be seen here include red-billed hornbills, African jacana, crowned cranes and a variety of kingfishers.

Key info

  • Ideal for viewing: blue wildebeest, Chaplin’s barbet, waterbuck, Kafue lechwe, oribi
  • Where: Southern Province, Zambia