Wildlife & Animals – Lochinvar NP
This little park is not a prime wildlife destination. Aside from buffalo, none of the Big Five is present. Giraffe is also absent. You might spot blue wildebeest and Burchell's zebra. Several antelope species might be seen too, including the stately greater kudu and diminutive oribi, which is usually spotted in pairs.
Lochinvar is a mating ground for the rare, endemic Kafue lechwe. These semi-aquatic antelopes are confined to the Kafue Flats and can be seen here by the thousands. The males defend tiny territories holding several females. Mating takes place between December and January.
Best Time for Wildlife Viewing
From July to October – the middle until the end of the Dry season – is the best time for wildlife viewing in the park. Animals gather around Chunga lagoon at this time. Also, the vegetation is thinner during these months, which makes spotting much easier.
- Expert Rating
- User Rating