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Lochinvar National Park

The park lies in an area known as the Kafue Flats – a vast 4000 square kilometre floodplain of the Kafue River, regarded as one of Africa’s most significant wetlands. With the rains from December to March come the migrant birds from the north, and the complement of water birds includes pelican, flamingos (greater and lesser), great snipe and marsh warbler.

Lochinvar is also home to an abundance of Kafue lechwe, an amphibious antelope that wades or swims through the Chunga Lagoon during the wet season. In the northern section of the Kafue Flats floodplain there are literally thousands of these beautiful beasts – a vacation highlight. As the floods of the wetlands recede herds move further north on to the grassy plains where they feed on grasses at the water’s edge.

The grasslands are the habitat of the blue wildebeest, zebra, kudu and buffalo, but most predators have been wiped out from the area. Lochinvar is not about viewing larger mammals. Rather it is the exceptional beauty of the park, and the incredible access to bird life that draws safari groups here.

In the southern parts of Lochinvar lie the woodlands, dominated by acacia and combretum trees, where safari groups head to see kudu, baboon, bushpig, vervet monkey and bushbuck. Highlights of any vacation here include the Gwisho hot springs and Sebanzi Hill, the excavation site of an Iron Age village.

Tours that pass by...

  • Bungee Jump Bungee Jump – Victoria Falls

    Experience the world-famous Victoria Falls in the most adventurous and unique way – with a bungee jump off the Victoria Falls Bridge.

  • Chobe Day Trip Chobe Day Trip

    The Chobe Day Trip will allow you to experience one of the most beautiful nature reserves in Southern Africa, near Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana.

  • Helicopter flight Helicopter Flight – Victoria Falls

    Jenman African Safaris offers you the chance to see the magnificent Victoria Falls by Helicopter flight to experience the ultimate birds-eye view of this breath-taking Natural Wonder.

  • White Water Rafting White Water Rafting – Victoria Falls

    Enjoy a day filled with of adrenaline and action while white water rafting down the mighty Zambezi River within the Batoka Gorge.

  • Zambezi river canoeing Zambezi River Canoeing – Victoria Falls

    Experience a Zambezi River Canoeing adventure just above the Victoria Falls. Canoe with friends and family down the famous Zambezi River, for an exciting day trip!

  • Zambezi river Zambezi River Cruise – Victoria Falls

    Experience Victoria Falls on a sunset Zambezi River Cruise. This Zambezi River Cruise provides great game viewing of the Victoria Falls area!

Lodges nearby...

  • thorntree Thorntree River Lodge

    Situated on the banks of the Zambezi River, Thorntree River Lodge creates a relaxed ambience and allows guests to feel surrounded by the beauty of the African bush.

  • Victoria Falls River Lodge Victoria Falls River Lodge – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

    Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe – Victoria Falls River Lodge is a private game lodge situated on the banks of the Zambezi River, within the Zambezi National Park, close enough to the falls to be able to see the spray in the distance. The camp offers breath-taking game and bird viewing and each secluded tent has a private deck overlooking the river only 30 minutes from Victoria Falls town.

  • Victoria Falls Safari Lodge Victoria Falls Safari Lodge – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

    The Victoria Falls Safari Lodge is perfectly situated as it is only 4 km from the magnificent Victoria Falls and year-round game viewing at the on-site waterhole.

Jenman African Safaris Collection