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Blue Lagoon National Park is an undiscovered gem. Blue Lagoon National Park is a birder’s paradise and only an hour and a half’s drive from Lusaka. The Blue Lagoon lies only 100km west of Lusaka on the Kafue Flats and the vast floodplain attracts thousands of Kafue Lechwe, some Buffalo and numerous water birds. The plains are fringed with acacia woodland. This park is a birdwatcher’s dream. The abundance and variety is astounding and the fact that it has not been opened up until recently and is still undeveloped, makes it one of those last untouched places left in Africa.
Wildlife in the park varies at different times of the year depending on the water position as it rises and recedes over the Kafue Flats flood plain. There are estimated to be over 30,000 Kafue Lechwe (found only on the Kafue Flats), about 200 Cape Buffalo, over 3,000 Zebra, Kudu, Reed Buck, Oribi and the rare Sititunga. Predators include Hyenas, Serval Cats and large Water Pythons.
Currently there are no facilities for accomodation but it can easily be incorporated into a day trip from the capital. If you wish to camp you must be totally self sufficient and carry all your supplies, including water.
Currently the park is only easily accesible between April and December. If you want to visit the park during others months is is best to contact the Blue Lagoon Trust for an update on accessibility. We recommend 4×4 vehicles during the wetter months.
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