- Lochinvar National Park
The Lochinvar National Park lies south west of
Lusakain Zambia, on the south side of the Kafue River.
national parkstraddles two of Zambia's ecoregions: Zambezian and Mopane woodlands in the south, and Zambezian flooded grasslands over most of the park. Habitats in the latter ecoregion include Chunga Lagoon and the Kafue Flats (floodplain), and drier grasslandbetween floodplain and woodland dominated by termitemounds.
The park is very similar to
Blue Lagoon National Parkon the other side of the Kafue on the northern flats.
ranch, the park was designated in 1972and is known for its Kafue lechwe and birdlife, with over 400 species recorded. The antelope and birds thrive in the absence of larger predators, which have been killed off by ranchers in the area. Lochinvar is also home to hot springs, echoing rocks, remains of a Neolithicsettlement and an Iron Agevillage on Sebanzi Hill, also known for its caves, ancient baobaband wildlife.
The old colonial-style farmhouse serves as the lodge for the park.
Origin of the name
Lochinvaris the name of a lake in Scotland
Wildlife of Zambia
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