Zambia Game Parks

Zambia Game parks are worth visiting, because they will give you the real Zambian experiences. Zambian Photographic Safaris, Walking Safaris, Birding safaris, Canoeing safaris, its all there for you to enjoy!

Probably, when you think of Africa, you may imagine lush forests where wild and dangerous animals roam free. You could be imagining a place infested with mosquitoes and other blood sucking insects…

And when you hear the Moto: “Zambia, the real Africa,” that, in itself may confirm your fears…

Well, nothing can be further from the truth. Zambia, Africa inclusive, is a very safe place to stay. Most of the animals stay far away from human civilization, safely tucked away behind specially selected areas called Game Reserves, Game Management Areas (GMA), and Game parks.

Some of the Zambia national parks are:

The Zambia Game parks are the ‘Homes’ of the Zambian Wild life. In these parks, the animals are protected from humans and other dangers. Even tourists are not allowed to destroy the habitats or meddle with anything therein. All in all, there are 19 Zambia Game Parks, the largest of which is the Kafue National Park, and the smallest the Mosi-oa-Tunya in Livingstone.

These Game parks or National parks account for 8 percent of the total land area of the country. In turn, these game parks are surrounded by GMAs and protected forests, which account for more than 20 percent of the land. The GMAs act as buffer zones around the national parks. Hunting in these areas is allowed, but is regulated.

This means that, unauthorized hunting, i.e. poaching in the National Parks is not allowed. Hence, Game Rangers are deployed in the Game parks to protect the animals. These game rangers often get involved in gun battles with the poachers who are often armed. Poaching is responsible for the disappearance of much wildlife, some of which has been hunted to extinction. The African Black Rhino is a good example of an animal that has been hunted to extinction. Therefore, the government has stepped up protection, even implementing a shoot-to-kill policy as a way of dealing with poachers.

Apart from poachers, the game parks are threatened by other human activities, such as bush fires, agricultural activities and mining activities account for the depletion of wildlife. 5 of the 19 National parks have lost most of their wild life due to lack of proper management.

Despite all this, Zambia Game parks offer sanctuary to a lot of animals. Furthermore, in these game parks, you will indeed see for yourself that Zambia is the real Africa; because the animals roam wild and free.

Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage

Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage, as the name suggests, is a wildlife orphanage for the sick, wounded or unwanted wild animals. But it is best known as home to orphaned chimpanzees.

The Orphanage was started by a British couple Sheila and David Siddle (who died on June 30 2006) when the couple nursed an injured chimpanzee back to health in 1983.

Mukuni Big Five Sanctuary

Mukuni Big Five Sanctuary offers unique walking safaris which gives you an opportunity to get closer to elephants, lions and cheetahs.


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