Our abundance of 72 species of wildlife includes the vast majority of the fauna to be found anywhere in Zambia, including some rare species. The park is also an Important Bird Area, playing a role in bird migrations – such as those species of ducks and geese that travel between the Russian steppes and the Antarctic.
We also play a role in conservation and species gene pool management in Zambia, with strong partnerships with the governmentâ€™s park and veterinary specialists. Our successes include the re-introduction to Zambia of the blue neck ostrich, that had been extinct since the 1940s.
We take great care of our park, carefully managing the different habitats, including our Miyombo woodlands, savannah plains and swamps. We have been doing this for over 40 years now, and plant around 5,000 trees each year – all indigenous species, some of which will take up to 35 years to mature. Ours is a long-term approach, and one that has successfully seen the wildlife in the park reach several generations through natural organic behaviours. Join us on a game drive or bush walk and see the vast array of flora and fauna reflecting Zambiaâ€™s natural ecosystems.
Recorded Bird Species
An Important Bird Area (IBA), Chaminuka has recorded over 300 species of birds, including:
- Blue Neck Ostrich (reintroduced to Zambia by Chaminuka after becoming extinct in the 1940s)
- Helmeted Guinea Fowl
- Wattled Crane
- Saddle-bild Stork
- Secretary Bird
- Great White Pelican
- Abdim Stork
Cheetah (walk with them in our cheetah interaction) :: Lion :: Spotted Hyena :: Elephant :: Buffalo :: Giraffe :: Burchell’s Zebra :: Puku :: Kafue Lechwe :: Eland :: Sable :: Blue Wildebeest :: Hartebeest :: Tsessebe :: Kudu :: Impala :: Warthog :: Porcupine :: Vervet Monkey :: Baboo