What to do in Nsumbu National Park

walking-safari-nsumbu-national-parkGame viewing drives

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otable wildlife seen in the Park: Crocodile, Hippopotamus, Bushbuck, Warthog, Puku, Roan Antelope, Sable Antelope, Eland, Hartebeest, Buffalo, Zebra, Spotted Hyena, Side-Striped Jackal, Serval, Impala, Waterbuck, Reedbuck, Elephant, Lion (occasionally), Leopard (occasionally), Blue Duiker (rare), Sitatunga (rare).

Birding

Notable birdlife seen: Flamingo, African Skimmer, Spoonbill, Whiskered Tern, Storks, Ducks, Herons, Grey-Headed Gull, Lesser Black-Backed Gull, White-Winged Black Tern, Whiskered Tern, Fish Eagle, Palmnut Vulture
Pel’s Fishing Owl

Walking Safaris

The surrounding lodges will arrange for you to do a walking safari through the park with an armed scout. If you arrive on your own, you can ask at the entrance gate if a guide for walking is available.

Kampasa Rainforest

An extended excursion into the heart of the National Park. This tour involves a 45 minute boat ride along the pristine shorelines of the park, spotting wildlife along the way. Disembark and take a 45 minute walk along the edge of Nkamba wetland with a dramatic escarpment on the other side. Emerge into a forested glade that is an ancient stand of isolated rainforest with religious significance to the local people. An anomaly in the surrounding woodland the area is rich in wildlife. Puku, bushbuck, hippo, buffalo, elephant, waterbuck, warthog and duiker are all commonly encountered. The wetland is also famed for its sighting of the rare sititunga antelope as well as Pels fishing owl.

Waterfall Walk

Offered by Ndole Bay Lodge (they will be taking a page)
A short walk within the National Park. After a short boat ride you are accompanied by a trained game scout. The walk takes you along a beach and then follows a small stream to a secluded and forested waterfall. You set the pace and stop along the way to watch any wildlife encountered. Puku antelope, warthog, bushbuck, monkeys, waterbuck and hippo are resident in the area with buffalo and elephant commonly encountered.

Nearby activities

  • Scuba Diving
  • Boat rides along the shoreline of the Park, noted as the finest section of shoreline on the whole lake.