NATIONAL PARKS IN ZAMBIA
More than 30% of Zambia’s 752 614? is reserved for wildlife. There are 20 national parks and 34 game management areas in the country. South Luangwa, Kafue and Lower Zambezi rank among the finest national parks in the world.
Luambe, Lukusuzi Liuwa Plain, West Lunga, Sioma Ngwezi, and Nyika Plateau have substantial wildlife but are still relatively undeveloped in terms of infrastructure and accommodation. Mosi-oa-Tunya, near Victoria Falls, is regarded as a zoological park as it has a well-managed population of antelope, elephants, giraffe and rhino but does not have any predators.
Isangano, Lavushi Manda, Lusenga Plain and Mweru Wantipa have little management, very few facilities and unstable wildlife populations but are still worth visiting by intrepid explorers and bird lovers. The newest park to be proclaimed is Lusaka National Park, just outside the capital, which opened to the public in June 2015. The national parks are administered by ZAWA, the Zambia Wildlife Authority. They set park entry fees – familiarise yourself with rates and regulations before you arrive.
The national parks are administered by ZAWA, the Zambia Wildlife Authority,