With over 700 species found throughout the diverse ecosystems, Zambia is a hot birding location and one of the best times for birding is just before the summer rains arrive when the local population is increased by the arrival of many migrant species.
There are several hotspots, including Bangweulu Swamps, Lochinvar National Park, Bangweulu Swamps, the South Luangwa National Park and Kafue. Another great spot with a dam that attracts a wide array of species.
Drift down the river with binoculars and a checklist in hand. Lots of excellent game sightings too.
Choose from a tranquil upper Zambezi cruise just above the Victoria Falls, or for a wilder adventure paddle down the lower Zambezi with game parks close by.
Most of the game lodges in Zambia have expert guides who are skilled bird spotters and who will be happy to take you on walks or drives through the bush.