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Blue Lagoon National Park

This Park is an undiscovered pearl. The vast plains are spectacular in the dry season and transform completely from a dry grass flatland to a watery wonderland in the wet season, as the flats fill with water and the migratory birds arrive from far and wide. Blue Lagoon lies only 120kms west of Lusaka on the Kafue Flats and the vast floodplain attracts thousands of Kafue lechwe, buffalo, zebra, sitatunga and abundant water birds. The plains are fringed with acacia woodland. The abundance of birds is astonishing 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. Blue Lagoon National Park and Lochinvar National Park hold the largest concentrations of the Kafue Lechwe and herds numbering in the hundreds can be observed here.

The Lechwe is the most water-loving antelope. It loves these habitats of floodplains and seasonally inundated grasslands. It frequently feeds in shallow water and will submerge if threatened. Though lechwe run in herds of about 30, several thousand gather together on the floodplains. An unusual site on the plains is the site of huge river pythons which are attracted by the concentration of the lechwe and birds. This Park provides a stark contrast to the other Parks in Zambia because of the vast flat landscape and spectacular

How to get there
Take the new Mumbwa-Mongu road from Lusaka then turn left at sign about 27 km from Lusaka saying Nampundwe Konkola Coppermine, opposite a store called the Farmers Supermarket. This road eventually leads to the sign on the left that reads Blue Lagoon National park, Nakenda Lodge. Drive 7km till you reach the entrance gate and then drive right in until you reach the old farmhouse

Accommodation
1. Mutumbi Safari Lodge is located on a raised hill which affords wonderful views over the Kafue Flats.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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