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The Abundant Wildlife of Zambia

Date: April 8, 2014 | By: Enid Glasgow | Category: Travel Blog

If sitting in traffic, battling crowds of tourists, briefly seeing a tourist attraction and then trekking back home is your idea of an adventure, then Zambia probably isn’t for you. However, if you would rather observe exotic animals while riding on the back of an elephant or witness the massive migration of millions of wildebeests across the Liuwa plains, then Zambia is a perfect destination for you! Zambia is everything that a dream vacation destination should be and more!

Need some excuses to plan a trip to Zambia? How about safaris, fishing, rafting, bungee jumping, jet boating, bird watching and animal observing. The only thing limiting the opportunities in Zambia is your imagination! If you are especially interested in wildlife, then you will be amazed by the diversity that Zambia has to offer. You will likely see elephants, rhinos, buffalos, leopards, hippo, zebras, warthogs, giraffes and more. The land animals aren’t the only inhabitants of Zambia as most bodies of water are home to a variety of fish life. Over 300 species of fish have been documented.  Perhaps you will have the opportunity to discover a new one yourself!

The life of the land and sea are very exciting, however we can’t forget about the life in the sky! Zambia is home to over 749 bird species, so bird watchers are sure to be thrilled. Some of the birds that you might observe are woodpeckers, hornbills, kingfishers, cuckoos, parrots, black-breasted snake eagles and more! Even casual observers can’t help but admire the impressive array of fine feathered friends in Zambia.

Zambia is full with wildlife and roughly thirty percent of its land is used by game parks and reserves. If you are planning on visiting Zambia, definitely stop by one of these great parks so that you can get an intimate experience with diverse and wonderful wildlife.

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