Wildlife in Zambia
Zambia offers impressive diversity as well as large concentrations and numbers of wildlife, and some of the wildest and most remote game areas in Africa. Endemic subspecies of giraffe and wildebeest are found here. Kafue National Park’s Busanga Plains are famous for lion prides while plains game such as puku, red lechwe, Lichtenstein’s hartebeest, oribi and buffalo can be seen. Cheetah and wild dog are present, and a treat is the resident herd of rare roan antelope.
The Zambezi River is home to hippo, crocodile and elephant, as well as incredible birdlife. Mosi-oa-Tunya hosts species such as buffalo, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest and white rhino. The occasional predator is also seen.
Birdlife in Zambia is prolific, with 740 bird species found here, including many specials; it is the southernmost extreme of the bizarre-looking African Shoebill's range.