Zambia is home to some of the most magnificent wildlife and breathtaking landscapes in Africa. One of the best ways to experience this natural beauty is by taking a mini safari through the forest reserve that is Lusaka National Park, especially if you have young children because the wildlife there is not the dangerous kind. This small but mighty park is located just a short drive from the city of Lusaka and offers visitors the chance to see a variety of wildlife species, including giraffes, zebras, impalas, and many more. It is also home to a number of bird species which can be seen soaring overhead or perched on tree branches up close and personal.
Went to the park a couple of years ago and was disappointed because there was no animal action after driving around for a couple of hours, it happens sometimes the animals just don’t show. However, this time around things have changed and there are a few things to offer like a small cafe and the elephant orphanage which has now moved here, which gives a great aspect of conservation to the place sharing interesting facts and struggles about their journey.
The park offers an observation view where you can watch the elephants being fed which is a wonderful experience that allows you to connect with nature, learn about the wildlife and landscapes of Zambia, and create lasting memories.
Here are a few tips to help you make the most of your mini safari in Lusaka National Park:
- Dress appropriately: Wear comfortable clothing and shoes, and bring a hat and sunglasses to protect you from the sun.
- Bring a camera: Lusaka National Park is full of photo opportunities, so be sure to bring your camera along to capture the memories.
- Respect the wildlife: Always follow your guide’s instructions and never approach the animals on your own.
- Stay hydrated: It can get hot in Lusaka National Park, so be sure to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.