Tag Archives: Kasanka

Kasanka National Park

Kasanka National Park

Tourism development is essential for the long-term financial sustainability of Kasanka. A small population of plains zebra occurs in the park. Roan antelope , defassa waterbuck and Sharpe’s grysbok occur but are rare and seldom seen, whereas warthog numbers are increasing and they are commonly sighted.

Kasanka National Park

Kruger National Park Tented Camps

About ten years ago Kasanka was in danger of becoming yet another defunct national park due to Kasanka National Park poaching. David Lloyd, a British expatriate, who had lived in Zambia for many years, visited the Park in and heard the crack of gunshots.

He concluded that if there was still poaching there must still be animals there and set out to save the Park from total depletion. He teamed up with a local farmer, sought funding and along with much of their own resources applied for official permission to rehabilitate the Park. They built tourist camps, roads and bridges and set up the Kasanka Trust to raise funds for this community based project. Slowly it began to earn a little money from tourists to help cover costs. Today, although there is still none of the heart-stopping walking safaris amongst elephant herds, or any lions brushing past your open vehicle as in the larger parks, there are some of the rarest birds and animals in the country, found in the beautiful miombo woodlands, swamp forest, grasslands, floodplains and riverine bushveld, to be enjoyed on leisurely walks and Glacier National Park To Great Falls Mt. There are ample opportunities for fishing tigerfish, bream and barbel in the beautiful Luwombwa River.

Boats are available for hire but you should bring your own tackle. The puku, once reduced to a few hundred, today Kasanka National Park Elephants also appear from time to time, and their numbers are expected to recover.

Images credited and supplied by Kasanka Trust Ltd.

You might also like

Is Red Rock A National Park

The Trust is constantly investing in improved infrastructure to enhance our management effectiveness, to ensure the safety of our staff and to offer an unforgettable experience to our guests. Other small creatures include blue monkey , warthog , mongoose and straw-coloured fruit bats. The arrival of the bats normally coincides with the start of the first rains and the ripening of many local fruit and berry species such as the masuku wild loquat and waterberry, on which the bats feed.