South Luangwa, in the north-eastern part of Zambia, is undoubtedly one of the country’s most outstanding national parks. The Luangwa River marks the eastern boundary of this unspoilt wilderness, the meandering river regularly changes course creating scenic oxbow lakes.
The sun-scorched riverbanks are the perfect place to witness colonies of carmine bee-eaters, which – together with raptors, lovebirds, weavers and kingfishers – add more than just a splash of colour to this beautiful destination. The beautiful ‘green season’ begins with the arrival of the first rains in early November, washing away the dust that builds up during the extreme heat of the dry season and giving birth to wonderful bursts of green. Flowering trees and plants come into bloom, and most animals, including African wild dog, give birth at this time.
Departing on 2 November 2018, this 10 day trip allows you to explore the incredible bird life of Zambia during the start of the ‘green season’ with an expert guide and small group of like-minded individuals.
Some of the birdlife you might see are:
- Open-billed and marabou storks
- Great white egret
- Black-headed and stately Goliath herons
- White pelican
- Several species of geese and ducks
- Angola pittas
- Narina trogons
- Red-faced yellow-billed storks
- Carmine bee-eater
- Eastern nicator
- Narina trogon
- Cuckoo shrikes
- Wood hoopoes
- Grey go-away-bird
- Racket-tailed roller
- White-browed sparrow weaver