​Birds – Luambe NP

Philip Briggs
Expert
By Philip Briggs

Philip has travelled through Zambia several times and is the author of more than 20 guidebooks to various African destinations.

Philip is the Zambia expert for SafariBookings and author of more than 20 guidebooks to Africa.

Philip is our Zambia expert and author of more than 20 guidebooks to Africa.

The Luangwa Valley is a bird-watching hotspot, with more than 400 species recorded. There is no exact count for Luambe NP, but a conservative estimate is more than 300 species. Birding is made more accessible by the extra activities, such as walking and night drives, along with the usual morning and afternoon game drives.

Notable Birds in Luambe NP
African fish eagle
Common
African skimmer
Rare migrant
Martial eagle
Common migrant
Southern carmine bee-eater
Common
Southern ground hornbill
Common

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Birding Specials Treats for Avid Birders

Facts & Figures

Birds in Luambe NP
Bird Species
300+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr

Best Time for Bird Watching

Birding is a very worthwhile pursuit at any time of year in Luambe. The ideal birding time would be in the wet summer months, from November to April. This is when migrants can be seen, although most of the park is inaccessible at this time. The only lodge in the park operates June to October.

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Birding Rating

Facts & Figures

Birds in Luambe NP
Bird Species
300+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr