Bird Friendly Lodges

These are bird friendly lodges in Zambia that support BirdWatch

In Livingstone there is Waterberry Lodge and River Farmhouse. These lodges are near Livingstone on the Zambezi River but far enough away to be able to enjoy the tranquil peace of bush life. Both the lodge and farmhouse provide great opportunities for birding and the Lodge is close to Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park which has 413 bird species recorded. https://www.waterberrylodge.com https://www.riverfarmhouse.com

Choma is two hour’s drive from Livingstone and here is Masuku Lodge run by Bedrock Africa. Masuku Lodge is located in the Nkanga River Conservation Area which is known as one of Zambia’s top Important Bird Area. The Nkanga River Conservation Area has a bird check list of 439 birds, including Zambia’s only true endemic bird, the Zambian Barbet (Lybius chaplini). http://www.bedrockafrica.com/

In Northern Zambia there are two places among others worth a visit

Mutinondo Wilderness is a remote and unspoiled wilderness unlike any other, nestled among a cluster of spectacular inselbergs, and furnished with 70 kilometres of walking tracks and trails and amazing biodiversity. Mutinondo is listed as an Important Bird Area with 363 birds listed and is renowned for sightings of several special species, such as the Chestnut-headed Flufftail https://www.mutinondozambia.com/

Kapishya Hot Springs are naturally sulphur free geo-thermal springs with an ambient temperature of 40˚C and crystal clear waters. The chalets are on the banks of the Mansha River  and Palm Nut Vultures are often seen in the surrounding palm trees. Kapishya Hot Springs is part of Shiwa Ngandu IBA with over 391 bird species. http://www.shiwasafaris.com

Eastern Zambia hosts the wonderful Luangwa Valley which is rich in birds and wildlife and an Important Bird Area. It is abundant with raptors, vultures and game birds as well as waterbirds along the river frontage and the special birds of the mopane woodlands. 468 bird species are recorded here.

Lion Camp is situated at the top end of Lion Plain on the banks of the Luangwa River. It is isolated from the main hub of Luangwa and offers game drives and walking safaris among other attractions https://lioncamp.com

The Bushcamp Company runs a number of small lodges centered around Mfuwe Lodge in the southern sector of South Luangwa. They run both game drives and walking safaris and Mfuwe Lodge is famous for its elephant visitors to the bar in November! http://bushcampcompany.com/

Remote Africa Safaris run 3 camps in the north of South Luangwa National Park and one camp on North Luangwa National Park. They run game drives, walking safaris, mountain bike safaris and cultural visits https://www.remoteafrica.com