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GREEN SEASON BIRDING SAFARI

This 7 night Green Season Birding Safari in Zambia's South Luangwa National Park offers a unique experience for photographers and bird enthusiasts.

Birding safaris will be operated between the months of December and March and will be lead by a specialist ornithological guide.

Please note that all of our Zambia safaris can be tailor-made. This itinerary is just a suggestion and can be amended to better fit your requirements.

Days 1 to 7: Kapani Lodge, South Luangwa National Park

The green season months are the most exciting for birding in Zambia. All of the migrants are present and many local birds are in full breeding plumage and are singing. Over 400 species of birds have been recorded in South Luangwa National Park and some of the highlights include Western Banded Snake Eagle, Lilian's Lovebird, Collared Palm Thrush and the stunning Fire-crowned Bishop in its summer finery.

We have planned many interesting activities: in addition to the regular game drives guests will also venture out on foot so as to better appreciate bird-calls. There will be an emphasis placed on exploring the different habitats to be found in the Luangwa Valley.

As well as mixed riverine woodland with its lagoons and backwaters we will visit forests of Mopane where this tall tree grows exclusively and is home to species like the Arnot's Chat and Racket-Tailed Roller, which will not be seen elsewhere. One day will be spent driving across the Park to the Mchinga Escarpment. We will drive through brachystegia and other woodlands until we reach the escarpment to look for Pale-Billed Hornbills and other very rare Luangwa sightings.

With our unequalled knowledge of Luangwa's birdlife there will be the opportunity for guests not only to see many new species but also to learn a lot about the physiology, behaviour and distribution of birds.

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