The green season months are the most exciting for birding in Zambia. 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.
In addition to the regular game drives birding guests will also venture out on foot specifically listening for bird calls. There will be an emphasis on exploring the wide variety of different habitats to be found in the Luangwa Valley.
As well as mixed riverine woodland with its lagoons and backwaters we will visit mopane forests 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 (weather and roads allowing!). 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.
Choose from family Kapani Lodge or luxury Chinzombo for this adventure.
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