For a long time Zambia has been a well kept secret by those who live there and those who visit. However, this is changing rapidly as increasing numbers of birders and ecotourists are discovering this wonderful country. Zambia is safe and very friendly. It is accessible and the infrastructure is reasonable. It still supports huge areas of wilderness and it holds 750 species of bird, many of which are difficult to see anywhere else. Amongst its attractions are the spectacular Victoria Falls and some of the very best game-viewing safaris anywhere in the world. For birders, highlights include endless miombo woodland full of tantalising bird parties, vast wetlands, sweeping grasslands, the most southerly tracts of the great equatorial forests and some remote and challenging montane wilderness areas. (Text courtesy African Bird Club)

Bohm's Bee-eater

Bohm's Bee-eater, copyright Alan Lewis

Fangs and Feathers

Lawson's Birding Wildlife and Custom safaris

Showing the 10 Most Recent Trip Reports Posted

Southern Zambia - 6th - 10th April 2015, author Birding Ecotours (link created September 29, 2015)
(Although we were subjected to fairly bad weather throughout the duration of this trip, the birding was very rewarding.)

Birdquest expedition to Zambia - 11th December 2004 - 9th January 2005, author Pete Morris (link created October 29, 2007)
(amassed an impressive 483 species over 28 days)

Zambia and Malawi Trip Report – August - September 2014, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created October 14, 2014)
(A customized tour for three clients, all with lists of well over 7000 species seen worldwide)

Zambia - 2nd - 16th June 2011, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (added July 7, 2011)
(398 species of birds seen plus 40 species of mammals. Photos of Shoebill, Chaplin's Barbet and Bohm's Bee-eater)

Zambia - November 1 - 28 2001, author Linda Lee Baker (link created July 27, 2005)

Zambia 9 - 20 June 2004, author The Travelling Naturalist (link created February 3, 2005)

Zambia (Livingstone and Sioma) 9 October - 8 November 2008, author Kathie Claydon (added December 25, 2008)

Malawi and Zambia - February 1999, author Surfbirds Admin (added August 28, 2004)

Zambia - 17 June – 6 July 2016, author Stephen Blaber (added August 24, 2016)
(Mwinilunga, Chimfunshi, Kasanka, Nkanga, Machile)

Zambia - April 2014, author Julian Thomas (added April 25, 2014)
(African Wild Dog, Bronze-winged Courser, Three-banded Courser)

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Lower Zambezi Valley, African Openbill author Kate Nelson (added June 1, 2015)

Lower Zambezi Valley, African author Kate Nelson (added June 1, 2015)