Birds – Luambe NP

Alan Murphy
Expert
By Alan Murphy

Alan is a renowned Africa expert and has authored many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the guide to Zambia.

Alan is a renowned Africa expert and has authored many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the guide to Zambia.

Alan is a renowned Africa expert and authored the Lonely Planet guidebook to Zambia.

Alan has authored the Lonely Planet guide to Zambia.

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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Facts & Figures

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