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Zambia Birding Safaris


A Zambia birding safari require two essential elements - plenty of birds, and excellent guiding. In Zambia's South Luangwa National Park we are lucky enough to have birds aplenty and the guides at Norman Carr Safaris are among the best in Africa.

The Emerald Season (European winter) months are the most exciting for birding safaris in Zambia. All of the migrants are present and many local birds are in full breeding plumage and song.

Over 400 species of birds have been recorded in South Luangwa National Park, 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.

Birding safari

Abraham Banda, the Kapani Lodge manager, is one of Zambia's best regarded naturalist guides and birding safaris are his specialty. He heads up our team of very experienced guides all of whom have an excellent knowledge of the birdlife in and around the Luangwa Valley.

Whilst on your birding safari in Zambia's Luangwa Valley, whether staying at Kapani Lodge or one of our remote bush camps, you will encounter various different habitats. Each habitat offers its own selection of birds and mammals. The mixed riverine woodland includes lagoons and backwaters where a wonderful variety of waterbirds can be found. We can visit extensive forests of tall Mopane woodland which are home to exclusive species such as Arnot's Chat and Racket-Tailed Roller or venture into the Miombo woodlands looking for the smaller canopy dwellers found there.

We have prepared a special Green Season birding safari which offer a unique experience for photographers and bird enthusiasts. Alternatively, please contact us to hear about tailor-made options for your birding safari in Zambia.

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